You really have to hand it to the Republicans. They can call up a standing army at any time and not even pay the soldiers. The pawns can be found everywhere, like little dormant seeds in the soil, and all the Rs have to do is plop in some manure and boom, up they spring in their little flag outfits, loud and proud and fully armed, ready to take on the enemies of the plutocracy. And boy oh boy do they have plenty of manure. They ain’t running out of that anytime soon.
Their aim is pretty transparent. They would like to be in power forever in order to funnel all the money from as many people as possible to the lucky few that own the propaganda arm, the presidency, and the courts. Of course that’s a lousy way to raise an army. You can’t get people up in literal arms by telling them you want them to work for minimum wage or lower with no sick leave and no pension and no medical insurance, just so a small number of people can own everything in the world. That’s where the manure comes in. They have to make the people believe they give one shiny shit about gun rights and abortion and [cough cough] freedom and then, just like that, they’ve got their sad little soldiers, marching as to war.
Not really sure what a bunch of people screaming and honking and wiping their noses on the flag because of a public health order has to do with the right to bear arms, but in certain circles that case can be made without any logic involved whatsoever. You could accuse your mom of trying to take your Second Amendment rights away if she runs out of Nestlé’s Quik, and nobody’d even blink an eye anymore.
I mean, what’s the good of open-carry laws if they’re making you march around the living room with your toddler all day long? The point is to brandish. Can’t brandish by yourself. Look at them! All dolled up in bullet-proof this-and-that, bristling with firepower! Nothing’s going to take them down, by God. Psst: Do they know just how small a virus is? Perhaps they’re planning to rain bullets into the air in case we get a locust plague next. That, at least, would take down one or two locusts, making it more effective than trying to kill a virus with an antibiotic–Mr. President Science-Boy, sir.
And if you can’t rouse enough rabble with an imaginary assault on gun rights, you can always remind people how many fetuses have been lost compared with the number of grandmas dying ghastly deaths alone in the ICU. That old chestnut! Never gets old.
Hell, you can raise an army by telling people Democrat Governors want to shut down their states until December just so people can’t say Merry Christmas to each other. You can make up any old thing. There will always be willing buyers. Seeds…manure…sprinkle, sprinkle. Boom.
The demonstrations in Michigan and elsewhere have had some adorable touches. “Don’t carpool,” one organizer tweeted, “gas is cheap!” And so in a new natural world that has gone blessedly quiet and started showing signs of environmental repair and recovery in a few short weeks, amassing the maximum number of vehicles making the maximum amount of noise is bound to have the bonus effect of annoying liberals. Awesome, my dudes! Now, don’t you feel better?
Excellent. That means you’re still exploitable.
When you get your socialist stimulus check from The Little People, a.k.a. the chumps who aren’t rich enough to quit paying taxes, just mail them to Betsy DeVos and her family, who have sunk a buttload of dough into your little “grass-roots” organization. That’s really her point, stripped down. She and her friends want the rest of your money.
I'm hoping that all these angry Republicans protesting in proximity to each other will get the virus, die off, and leave fewer Republicans to vote for the Big Cheeto. A girl can dream.
Me, too, but they'll infect normal people in the meantime, unless they agree to quarantine…oh wait…
Hey, but there are too many people anyway. We NEED more chlorine in the gene pool!
And even at the best of times, I avoid staunch Republicans like the… erm… plague….
I'm not planning to join in on murder threads because I don't want to be implicated later, just in case something…were to happen.
Was this a murder thread ? I thought it was just cause-and-effect… Keep your own mask on & quarantine your own self from those Rs, which we've mostly been doing for awhile anyway. Intelligence seems to be lacking here, so maybe the gene pool does need cleansing, the educate-the-masses route tried already doesn't seem to be catching on…way too much hard work required to open up those husk-brains. My 70s self is horrified @ how elitist I now sound…
I guess wishing-people-dead is a LITTLE different from murder.
Yes, our prez has talked to hundreds of governors trying to get them to free their antibiotics for use against the virus.
Unfortunately, I just read a piece about how most of the COVID-19 infected/dead are in Blue areas, not Red – if I recall correctly, by a factor of greater than 2.
It really pisses me off how people don't seem to realize that antibiotics and antibacterials are USELESS against viruses. Even doctors will give a person with a virus a scrip for an antibiotic just to seem like he's actually doing something. And even if they do come up with a vaccine, it will be useless when — not if, but when — the virus mutates… as they do.
Sorry. I alternate between anxiety, depression, and anger these days. The whole Kubler-Ross spectrum, except for bargaining, because an atheist has no one to bargain WITH. An oversight on our part.
The blue areas, the cities, are harder hit because of the density of the population. The red areas will be harder hit because of the…density of the population.
According to my newspaper several days ago, the virus has mutated. There are about 6 different strains in different areas of the world. I'm wondering now if this thing was just random or specifically designed to attack certain areas of certain types of people. Genetic warfare? Pretty scary.
I wouldn't give that another thought if I were you. Really.
I want to see large groups of blacks, Hispanics, and native Americans armed to the teeth and marching in state capitols and Washington D.C. Now THAT would be entertaining! In other news here in Minnesota the traffic volume has been cut in half, but accidents have doubled. Go figure!
I don't know why that made me laugh, but it did. I am one sick pup. Thanks for that!
I would love to see that too. Hey, in Portland we're having trouble with people racing in the streets because the traffic is down. Is that why?
I wish the headlines were less inflammatory and more accurate. To my knowledge the only 'protest' big enough to be considered sizable was the one in MI (if you consider 1,100 people out of a population of 10,000,000 to be sizable). All the rest have had 50-200 people waving their swastika and MAGA flags. It's tiring.
Although, as I recall, you can claim any number of demonstrators you want.
Rule of thumb: significance is achieved at 10%.
The MI crowd was surely as large as the crowd at T's inauguration??
Same size, and with the same average IQ.
You're giving them too much credit.
Man, we bitter. With good reason.
I understand what you are getting at, but this was funny to read, so thanks for that.
Standing ovation and hilarious too… Bravo! The Lunatic Fringe, thankfully they are still in the minority!
It's astonishing how much Kool Aid they can get idiots to drink.
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