Monday, October 18, 2021



Pete Buttigieg was named Transportation Secretary and then he and his boyfriend bought a pair of babies and then he took 2 months of paternity leave? 2 months? I don't care if there was a crisis in shipping or not, who takes a cabinet-level position and then takes 2 consecutive months of vacation? A position at that level has its costs and one of them is lots and lots and lots of long days.

Just what was he doing during those 2 months? It's not like his boyfriend was breastfeeding the kids. Make some formula or buy a wet nurse like you bought the babies and change some diapers. It's not that hard for the guy. His boyfriend wasn't coming down from the hormone imbalances of pregnancy, he was just some dude who was the same the day before Amazon delivered the babies as he was the day afterwards.

I don't get it.

Two dudes.

More Fakery

President Biden is now giving addresses from a fake White House set created in a building across the street. Someone from a previous administration said that the real Oval Office has too much light and too many reflective surfaces to properly use a teleprompter. The dude can't even memorize short speeches.

Wait, what?

Still More Fakery

Kamala Harris' Geneva-Convention-violating infomercial about space had child actors instead of real kids in it?

Huge Fakery

There are still hundreds or thousands of Americans in Afghanistan where the Taliban is being the Taliban. There doesn't seem to be any concern about this.

I've Lost The Bubble

I have no idea what is happening any more. What are we voting for in our elections when our elected officials are clearly only pretending to do their jobs?

Palate Cleanser

LSU has decided to part ways with football head coach Ed Orgeron. After that marvelous 15-0 National Title season a few years back, I fell in love with Coach O, who sounds like the Cookie Monster. I'll miss tweeting, "T is for Touchdown. That's good enough for me," whenever LSU scores one.

If you want to see one of the very best farewell press conference performances, watch this. I love the guy even more now. 


tim eisele said...

"His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it."
- Douglas Adams, talking about Galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox, but he might as well have been talking about any number of our elected or government-appointed officials.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Tim - That’s brilliant! (And KT can tell you that that is the highest of praise from me.) It explains so much... Consider this quote from Zaphod [President Brandon]:”I’m so great even I get tongue-tied talking to myself.”

K T Cat said...

Look, I get that the greatest portion of the government's business, by far, is performed by career civil servants and I get that political leaders are play-acting some of the time, but I've never seen it at this level. Mayor Pete isn't even bothering to show up for work, Kamala is having meetings with child actors whose lines were written for them and the President is giving addresses from a set effectively on the Paramount lot.

Yes, much of their jobs is theater, but not all or even most of it. Until now.

tim eisele said...

I don't know, KT. It has seemed this way to me for a long time. Not that I think it is a good thing, mind you. But there it is. Between the political parties having a lot of things that they don't want us to think too much about, and the news media wanting snappy sound bites and cheap scandals rather than dwelling on those boring substantive issues, I'm not sure how to get them to knock it off.

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IlĂ­on said...

==His boyfriend wasn't coming down from the hormone imbalances of pregnancy, he was just some dude who was the same the day before Amazon delivered the babies as he was the day afterwards.==

Didn't you see the hospital bracelets they were wearing? These dudes are serial about this!