Daily Archives: September 20, 2015

How The Mighty Have Fallen

I used to think that PJ O’Rourke was one of the funniest writers going. I was in my conservative days, and so every satirical brickbat he threw was literary gold to me.

That was a long time ago. PJ doesn’t deliver like he used to. He’s been trying on the hat of punditry, and he still delivers the laughs. But the joke is on him these days. Dude, I hope you’re being funny here:

Ben Carson is brilliant and kind. Therefore, he has no business running for president.
There is nary a word to be said against Dr. Ben Carson. He is a soft-spoken gentleman of civilized refinement—broadly educated, highly skilled, widely accomplished, and universally respected.Ben Carson is a person who says what he thinks, hasn’t spent decades screwing the pooch in Washington or flying his ass from the media flagpole, and he isn’t friends with the pack rats running through the sewers of democracy.

He knows enough to talk about things when he knows what he’s talking about.

Dr. Carson, there is the matter of whether you’re good at politics. You are a good man.

Dr. Carson, it’s time to take this campaign of yours off life support. If it’s any comfort, this will make us political pundits, or at least the few of us who are still conjoined to our consciences, feel better.

His hackneyed premise is that Ben Carson is too wise a man to be in politics. What to make of this? O’Rourke’s been dry humping his “all politicians are scum” shtick since Parliament of Whores. Is PJ not getting enough attention that he needs to write an absurd contrarian piece of dogshit to keep off of food stamps? Any objective observation about Ben Carson identifies him to be a know-nothing and a goddamn fool. O’Rourke can’t be serious, can he? He has shown in the past that he can have an eagle eye for bullshit in politics. But to say that Ben Carson is cooked tells us that O’Rourke isn’t paying attention at all. Carson’s next in line for the royal treatment from the crazies. His star is on the rise while PJ thinks he’s on a fool’s errand. I will agree with him there. But this ass-licking article is electronic trash. He’ll garner a few clicks, but most people will eviscerate him for being utterly unaware of what he is doing. I just can’t believe that PJ O’Rourke has been reduced to unreflective, uninformed shilling.

Hey PJ, why don’t you take your own advice? Conclude that you are too good for punditry and go away.

Let’s Play “I Don’t Know The Constituion”

I have been up for about a half hour and already Ben Carson has pissed me off:

Carson said he would not support a Muslim president and that only candidates with a faith “consistent with the Constitution” should be President.

CHUCK TODD: Let me wrap this up by finally dealing with what’s been going on, rich asshole, and a deal with a questioner that claimed that the president was Muslim. Let me ask you the question this way. Should a President’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?

BEN CARSON: Well, I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the constitution, no problem.

TODD: So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?

CARSON: No, I don’t, I do not.

TODD: So you–

CARSON: I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

Please read the motherfucking document that you’re so in love with:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Either Ben Carson can’t read(unlikely), or he just doesn’t know the highest law in this land. I can’t quote it chapter and verse, but even I can flag an egregious violation before my second cup of coffee. Cons only wave the Constitution around when they want to be bigots or own an arsenal of firearms. The rest of it is like so much toilet paper when they’re done with it.

This privileged fuck should thank his lucky stars that it is 2015, not 1815. Because I imagine that people were saying the same things about blacks.

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