Friday, November 05, 2021

The Bat-Shit Report


Has anybody there seen my old friend John John?

The answer to that question is, no. Nobody there saw John John - or his dad, for that matter. Both have shuffled off this mortal coil.

I don't know whether to fall on the floor laughing or to be seriously alarmed by what happened two days ago at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Some of the more noted and visible Qanon proponents within the internet put out the word that John F. Kennedy, Jr. faked his own death twenty-two years ago and that he (and, I assume, his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette) are still alive and well; and that he (and his father, JFK, Sr.,) would be making an appearance this week at the sight of JFK's (alleged) assassination nearly fifty-eight years ago. They also announced that not only were both men planning on endorsing Trump's 2024 campaign on that day, but that Junior was planning on running second on the ticket with the former president. Vice President John John. Ain't that something? Strange days indeed. Most peculiar, Mama!

When Jack and John Jr. failed to show up at the appointed time, it was announced by some of the Qanon folks that the two of them would appear later on that night at a Rolling Stnes concert. Hopefully they would be bringing Charlie Watts and Brian Jones with them. Apparently, the four of them had other plans for the evening. No show again. Bummer.

Astonishingly, several hundred people turned up at the base of the old Texas School Book Depository to witness the anticipated event. As Jimmy Page (or was it Robert Plant?) once wrote:

"And it makes me wonder."

And speaking of wondering, I wonder if any of these knuckleheads bothered to do a simple bit of arithmetic: John F. Kennedy Sr. would be one-hundred and four years old if he were alive today. Geniuses. 

"Gym" Jordan
The fact that every one of the morons who showed up at this non-happening plan on voting in three years should scare the hell out of you. I know that it worries
me - but only slightly. Monitoring and recording the political craziness of 2021 America has become a beloved hobby of mine. The more unintentionally funny America's political conversation becomes with the passing of each week, the more interesting my life gets. Joe McCarthy died a year and three months before I was born. Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan are two of the most disgusting politicians that have come down the pike in my lifetime - and yet I'm sure gonna miss 'em when they're gone. I cannot even imagine my life without either of those assholes. I'm almost kind of sorry that I missed Joe McCarthy. Seriously.

As implied in the title of this piece, the conservative movement in this country has gone bat-shit crazy. That is not meant to say that everyone who leans to the right is bonkers, but that they do themselves (and their party) irreparable damage by turning a blind eye to the antics of Trump's MAGA base. Unfortunately, there are only a small handful of conservatives out there in the public arena with the courage to point out the damage that the MAGA-maniacs are doing to this country. Liz Cheney, Steve Schmitt and Joe Scarborough come immediately to mind. God bless them.

Did you ever get the feeling that you were living in the middle of an incredibly dark Paddy Chayefsky script? The next three years promise to get really interesting. Fasten your seat belts, boys and girls. This is gonna be weird.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


"Do you remember? Remember?? THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER???"

John Lennon


At 5:01 PM, Blogger mothernatureearthmom said...

At least they are out in the open now where we can keep an eye on them.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Why can't we reason with the radical Right?

Ignorance isn't ignorance to the ignorant.
Delusion isn’t delusion to the delusional.
Racism isn't racism to the racist.
Treason isn't treason to the traitor.
A cult isn't a cult to the cult.


Brandon won. Trump lost.

The US added back 531,000 jobs in October, beating all expectations.

The Dow is over 36,000 for the first time in history.

More than 80% of jobs lost during the pandemic have been recovered.

Over 220 million Americans are vaccinated and now children can get vaccinated.

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

They always kill the one who offered a true answer.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"Do you remember? Remember?? THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER???"

BOOM! Or rather, no boom historically.

Another lost cause for Catholics in Britain.

We can thank Guy Fawkes for some cool masks that freak out today's repressive establishment.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Pappyz said...

We’re on the verge of passing bills that will benefit every single person in this country.

So naturally, Republicans are trying to adjourn Congress before that happens.

If they want to sit this out, so be it.

But Democrats showed up to work today. And we’re getting this done.
REP Adam Schiff

Mountains are not moved in a day, it takes a millennia.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I seriously thought the whole JFK junior thing was satire. I should have known, since 2016 satire and comedy cannot keep up with reality in "magaworld".

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

SO the infrastructure bill is done? The GOP can't allow that! It's for actual people! Biden's polls will go up! Sybil will change the subject!

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Brandon beat Trump from his basement.

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At 6:56 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

President BIden's infrastructure bill will be signed, the numbers will recover, and "Brandon" will backfire on the cons like "Obamacare" did.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Mozart, as the great Tom Lehrer once said:

"Satire in America died the day that Henry Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize."

I'm inclined to agree, but I'm still tryin'!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I work for a place that silk screens T shirts. I'm making some up that say "It just keeps getting weirder".

I made one about 30 years ago at a mall shop, and now it's truer than ever.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

MAGAts are dying at a greater rate from covid. Just don't call them indoctrinated or ignorant.


There simply was not a strong partisan pattern to Covid during the first year that it was circulating in the U.S.

Then the vaccines arrived.

They proved so powerful, and the partisan attitudes toward them so different, that a gap in Covid’s death toll quickly emerged. I have covered that gap in two newsletters — one this summer, one last month — and today’s newsletter offers an update.

The brief version: The gap in Covid’s death toll between red and blue America has grown faster over the past month than at any previous point.

In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

A friend's daughter, who refused to be vaccinated, is as we speak struggling to recover after nearly dying from Covid in Texas.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted a photoshopped, animated video that depicts him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging two swords at President Biden.

Gosar is a terrorist.

Trumpists are terrorists.

Trump is a terrorist.

Trump called them "Very fine people" in Charlottesville.

Trump told his violent mob of insurrectionists and terrorists, "We love you. You're very special".

Bin Laden didn't fly the planes. Manson didn't kill anyone.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil still whining on the last thread...

Anyone else betting that he was in Dallas to see JFK Jr>?

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Bidenflation: It's Official, You're Worse Off Than You Were Just Ten Months Ago

Bidenflation is eating away at American families’ buying power faster than wages are rising, according to the latest Labor Department figures.

The Labor Department reported Friday that average hourly earnings increased 0.4% in October, about in line with estimates. That was the good news.

However, the department reported Wednesday that top-line inflation for the month increased 0.9%, far more than what had been expected. That was the bad news – very bad news, in fact.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Funny, I don;t remember anyone mentioning Joe Biden showing up in dallas....

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Isn’t great that America is back and the adults are back in charge? America is back, all right: all the way back to 1979, the last time we had a president so weak that enemies of the United States stormed one of our embassies and took hostages.

Woodenman was right about Mofart, he is dumber than box of rocks.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Funny, I don't remember Sybil denying that he went to Dallas to await the arrival of JFK Jr.
I don't remember him telling us if he was vaccinated.

I don't remember anything he's posted that anyone took seriously.

What we don't have to remember because it's constantly around us is Trumpies WHINING about President Biden not fixing trump's errors and repairing the damage he did fast enough, while supporting the very people in congress that are blocking everything.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Apparently Biden and his White House team loves these high gas prices. According to Psaki today, the rise in gas prices helps make the case for clean energy or something:

Psaki on skyrocketing gas prices: "Our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options."

Funny, but I don't remember being require to answer questions from dumber than a box rocks Mofart. (Tip of the hat to Woodenman.)

At 5:49 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yes, the petroleum industry gouging prices to make up for lost profits IS a good case for weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels, among MANY.

Funny, but I don;t remember Sybil having any thoughts of his own to answer any questions.

Looks like Sybil DID go to dallas to see JFK Jr appear, and IS vaccinated.

Prove me wrong. LOL


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