Monthly Archives: August 2021
Time to check up on Louie Gohmert. Louie has some fierce competition these days as to who can be America’s dumbest elected official, but he’s the O.G. of the modern Know-Nothings. He can still be reliably counted on to have the most absurd takes on any subject. Louie had a few things to say about green energy on wingnut OAN recently:
I don’t quite see how dead birds will bring down our country, but that’s Gohmert logic for you. Now as with anything Louie says, you have to go check and see how untrue it is. So I did the simplest of Google searches, and learned that solar is hardly causing mass bird casualties, and certainly not in the numbers that Gohmert claims. In fact, our current energy setup is far more lethal to birds than solar panel farms. For example, there are approximately 3,500 “flamers” per year due to mirrors, but we lose 25 million birds to power lines yearly. There’s the real bird holocaust that Gohmert should be concerned about if he cares about the birds, which of course he doesn’t.
I can’t believe this creature used to be a judge.
So Schmucker has been cozying up to Hungary’s Viktor Orban, known all over the world as an “illiberal” “dictator”. He’s protectionist, nationalist, populist…you know, basically another Trump. He even has his own wall to keep immigrants out. And Tucker could not contain himself, rhapsodizing that Hungary is freer than The United States.
Tucker got censored in Hungary for criticizing China while he was there.
Excuse me while I laugh my ass off.
You don’t see that in the People’s Republic of The United States, do ya, asshole? Fuck off until you come to the fork in the road then fuck off some more. Dumbass.
Donald Trump achieved very little in his four years in office except for maybe giving a tax cut to the wealthy. Now that he is out, he wants congressional Republicans to do the same. Trump, possibly unaware of his waning influence, had this to say about an infrastructure deal that could pass the upper chamber:
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024. It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal,” Trump said in an official statement.
Trump called the package a “gift” to the Democrats and argued that it was only supported by “RINOs,” an acronym meaning “Republicans in name only.”
You see, Trump doesn’t give a good god-damn about the needs of the nation. As always, what matters to Trump is defeating one’s perceived enemies. Anything done in the spirit of comity is of no use to him. Now I can’t stand Mitch McConnell-he’s a traitor to the nation who never met a bill he couldn’t spike. But he may actually let his caucus vote on this thing. Even he knows it’s bad politics to undermine traditional infrastructure. But that ignorant, blithering nutbag Trump wants to keep scorching the earth with hyperpartisanship. In purely political terms, Trump does understand that evading a filibuster will be a W for the Democrats. I’ll give him that. But he doesn’t understand the necessity of something important like an infrastructure bill. He’d rather let it all burn before giving up any juice at all to Democrats.
That’s why he sucks and should never hold office again. He couldn’t bring this nation together if he tried-it’s just not in his DNA to cooperate. Which is funny, given that one of the things he is putatively known for is making deals.
It’s a race to the bottom today to see which country can be the most authoritarian. And the United States likes to be first in any competition. But we are reminded sometimes that we are not at all alone in racing to that distinction.
Now we’ve all seen the rush by conservatives to blame China for creating COVID-19, regardless of how true or untrue that is. It has truthiness, and that’s good enough for them. Some, like Rand Paul, even suggest that Fauci and friends were directly involved in increasing the transmissibility of SARS-COV-2 to humans. That’s also very truthy in the absence of a better explanation. As actual-credentialed doctor Fauci explained to not-so-accredited optometrist Paul, he has no idea what he’s talking about. And neither do we. We just don’t know where COVID came from yet, and we should all wait patiently for an investigation before we go off half cocked with something that merely sounds good.
Authoritarian governments lie like hell to their citizens. No good democracy survives long on a pack of lies. That’s why we’re in such mortal jeopardy here of losing ours. We just got done with four years of rule by a congenital liar, whose ascendance was the culmination of 30-plus years of bullshit from the conservative wing of this country. And we’re still barely out of the woods from it. We could easily go back to it if we fuck around too much.
China is no stranger to authoritarianism at all. Its brutality against the forces of democracy are well documented. And I think we can say with certainty that it propagandizes its public at least as much as we do. So I guess it’s no surprise to find the Chinese government pulling a Rand Paul and suggesting that somehow the US is the one who let COVID slip out of our labs right here at home. China’s afraid of looking like shit on the charge that it originated there, and they’re doing everything they can to point the finger elsewhere. And they are rejecting investigations by independent agencies. They’re even alleging that maybe US athletes are responsible for bringing COVID to their nation. Their state run news agencies are as bonkers as some of our propagandists. They have no idea what they are talking about either.
The truth is out there, but at this early stage of the game, no one knows where this bad motorscooter of a disease came from. But the war to control what people believe is still a hot one.
The lady says write.
So I pushed the button, and here we are. I started therapy for depression a few weeks ago, and one of the things I have been instructed to do is do this daily as a way of working through this trough of unhappiness that I’m currently wallowing in. I don’t know how well it will work. But I’m going to try anyway, even if all I come up with is navel-gazing. I’ll try and throw 300 or more words up and let it be. Most of my readership is otherwise occupied viewing my “Tucker Carlson Is An Asshole” series and will politely ignore these little intermittent squalls from the depths of desperation.
So now I am on new meds. I’m taking 15mg of Buspar, which is supposed to combat my anxiety. Lately I have found myself full of the feeling that everything is falling apart, and it causes me no shortage of chest flutters. The Buspar is supposed to replace the Neurontin I was taking. My new shrink doesn’t believe in the efficacy of Neurontin for anxiety, and my own research bears this out as well. So that’s chunked. I have also been given 15mg of Remeron to help me sleep at night. I’m one of probably countless people who try to solve all their problems while they are trying to get to sleep at night. Every little niggling thought that was unthought during the day begins to work itself out when I am on the pillow, so the Remeron is there for that. I think it’s working for the most part, it just still takes me a long time to get to sleep. I’m back to Zyprexa after Clozapine turned out to be a nonstarter so far as my ability to wake up when I am supposed to.
So far, I think I am in the capable hands of a decent mixologist. We’re being as aggressive as possible and he’s been very responsive to my feedback.
I may also be bringing sexy back. It’s a little early to tell, but it appears that both Buspar and Remeron are known for returning males back to form, so to speak. I know that might be TMI but ha, who’s really with me to this point? Y’all be good humans, stay frosty. If you feel like sharing a story about your experience with any of these crazymeds, or any others, drop a comment. I’ll leave you with one of Brian Wilson’s last great songs.
I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor
I wrest the waters, fight Neptune’s waters
Sail through the sorrows of life’s marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor