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Friday, June 10, 2011

Snort Notes – June 2011

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER CONFESSES TO LYING ABOUT SENDING X-RATED PHOTOS OF HIMSELF VIA CELL PHONE TO VARIOUS WOMEN AROUND THE COUNTRY

This celebrity sex scandal of the week could force Weiner from office. I’m sure that hurts enough. Knowing he may have damaged his relationship with his recently revealed to be pregnant wife probably adds to his pain. Still, neither of these events can compare to the humiliation he must have felt when he apologized to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart for calling him a liar. Breitbart was the one who broke the story and, oops, by accident, released the offending photos to the Internet.

Wow, that cuts real deep!

No one believed Weiner’s previous explanation that his e-mail site had been hacked and, Lord only knows, he had no idea how those photos got sent to the women. First of all, what did he expect would happen after he shoved his camera down his crotch? Doesn’t he know by now that there’s no such thing as an honor system when it comes to keeping potentially embarrassing images and/or statements off the Internet? Speaking of embarrassing statements on the Internet...

NEWT GINGRICH LOSES HIS SENIOR CAMPAIGN STAFF WHEN THEY RESIGN EN MASSE

The presumptive Republican presidential candidate has had more missteps in his campaign in just 3 weeks than George W. Bush (remember him) had in 8 years as President. The departing staff members cited differences in what direction the campaign wanted to take. Apparently the campaign staffers wanted to work for a winning candidate, not one who regularly embarrasses himself just by opening his mouth.

Weiner should take notes from Gingrich’s style: ole Newt doesn’t need to shove cameras at his private parts to experience public humiliation.

Another seeming sore spot in the Gingrich camp is his abandonment of the campaign trail to go on a cruise to Greece with Wife #3. I can understand how Newt wouldn’t want to lose a vacation deposit had he kept his campaign on track, but still someone in his household screwed up. What were they thinking when they planned this vacation? Didn’t anyone think to pencil in the words “Running for President today” on their kitchen calendar? This is how he manages his private life? And he wants us to elect him to a position where he would tell us what to do with our lives?

What’s wrong with Newt’s picture, other than the fact it doesn’t involve stiff members clad in tightie whities?

POLITICAL STRATEGIST ED ROLLINS, SPEAKING AS A MEMBER OF MICHELE BACHMANN’S PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, FIRES A VERBAL SALVO AT SARAH PALIN

Oh goody! Now in addition to the male strip tease in ring one, the clueless clown overdosing on chutzpah in ring two, we have a prospective fight between two mama grizzlies to complete our political three ring circus! This promises to be a fun-filled season for political wonks!

Both "ladies" have shown they know how to manipulate the media (Was Palin’s bus trip an actual issue raising event, or just a ploy to make money for her PAC?), but their intelligence in other areas is open to debate. Tea Party darling Bachmann lacks geography skills with her speech earlier this year that placed the beginning of the American Revolution in New Hampshire, not Massachusetts. Meanwhile, former Tea Party matriarch Palin displayed questionable knowledge about American history earlier this week when she insisted that Paul Revere warned the British that they were coming (I think they already knew that, Sarah) with bells clanging and guns ablazing.

One has to wonder with all these distractions if anything relating to policy will ever get accomplished in this country. Yoo hoo, politicos, over here! Yeah, remember us? We the people? You know, the ones experiencing high unemployment rates, high gas prices, and anxiety over your ability to solve the problems of the modern world? Oh well, they may not get the job done, but they sure as hell are entertaining.

(Thank you for reading. One lady whose intelligence I never questioned was Mary Kenny Badami. I may not raise a bottle of Heineken to her memory this weekend, but I will remember fondly her friendship and words of encouragement. I miss you, Mary!)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Janey said...

Dear Todd,

On this day, the first anniversary of her passing, I too am remembering and missing the wit, intelligence, and warm friendship of our mentor and professor, Dr. Mary Kenny Badami. Oh, how I would have loved to listen to her debate Sarah Palin!

June 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

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