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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Look! At the Top of the Blog! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…SNORT BITES!


AMERICAN LEADER LOOKS ON IN BEMUSEMENT AS LEADERS OF NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA MAKE NICE-NICE.

Our morning paper had a large, above the fold photograph of the two leaders of North and South Korea holding hands as they crossed, no, traipsed over the line that has separated the two countries since the 50s.  Apparently the two have been meeting this past week to improve their relations.  Judging from the photograph it appears that the talks have gone quite well.

There have been reports that the two countries will finally negotiate an end to the Korean War.  Wait, what? The Korean War never ended?  This will be news to most Americans who believe that war ended when M*A*S*H had its series finale in 1983.

Meanwhile, our leader is tweeting that only time will tell if their meeting will bear any fruit. Translation: how can I take credit for ending the Korean War if these two do it without me?  Yes, Mr. President, how can you take credit for this indeed?  Actually, we don’t give a damn if you have nothing to do with it at all.

After all, it’s their countries; it’s their business!

At blog time Arteejee was still trying to confirm rumors (started by moi) that the two leaders spent much of the weekend at a leather bar in Seoul perusing the Wi-Fi for advertisements for time share vacation units in the Provincetown area.

ENTERTAINER BILL COSBY IS FOUND GUILTY OF INDECENT ASSAULT.

Okay, so finally justice was served and a serial sexual predator will maybe/probably serve time if he doesn’t die of old age (Cosby is now 80 years old) before the appeals process runs its course.

The victims are jubilant and the #MeToo Movement finally has an actual judicial victory.  I must admit that as someone who has been a fan of Bill Cosby since childhood, and as one who stood by helplessly while an ex-girlfriend dealt with the trauma of her own assault, I have mixed feelings about the trial result.   I’m feeling sad for everyone involved.

I feel sad for the victims of Cosby’s assaults over the years.  Although they can claim justice has been served, they still have to live with the profound pain of the original assault for the rest of their lives.  I’ve been told by several people over the years that, while time may heal some wounds, other pains will linger.  I can only hope Cosby’s attackers can continue to heal.

I also feel sad for Cosby who should have known better than to surrender to the basest of human impulses to attack a fellow human being just to satisfy his sexual urges.  It’s likely he got away with it once years ago in the same casting couch culture that begat the beast in Harvey Weinstein (among others) and allowed his urges to take control of an otherwise decent human being.  Very sad.

Now, if I may be so politically incorrect to play the race card...   Has any one noticed that while the #MeToo Movement successfully prosecuted an African-American male for crimes that males of all races have committed, that a white male with similar attitudes towards women was elected President?

Sorry, what was it we were led to believe that the United States is now a post-racial society?  Don’t you believe it!

(Thank you for reading.  And Snort Bites will return in The Essay That Shagged Me.)

6 Comments:

Blogger Raybeard said...

We must give all credit to Little Rocket Man for not only agreeing to dismantle his own nuclear threat but to get Very Stable Genius to do the same in South Korea. I honestly never thought it would really happen! Oh, wait a minute. You're saying........?

April 29, 2018 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Bob Slatten said...

On _____'s assertions that he had anything to do with this, on the GOP and rightwingnut media suggesting he get a Nobel Peace Prize for this, all I'll say is:
South Korea did this, _____ played golf.

As for Cosby? Good.Bye.

April 29, 2018 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger mistress maddie said...

The United States.....land full of contradictions

April 29, 2018 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

It's all rather sad

April 29, 2018 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Travel said...

Nice Trains!

April 30, 2018 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Do you think "Rocket Man" figured he should act neighborly because he figured out President Snowflake is bat-shit crazy? Thank you, Raybeard.

Thank you, Bob. Unless he did some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes...still, I would hate for him to take credit for anything nice that happens in the world.

Thank you Mistress. It certainly keeps our heads spinning.

Thank you, Spo. It is sad, tragic, and depressing.

Hi, Travel. Trains, trains...oh, the shirt? Yes, Spo did a nice job.

May 5, 2018 at 5:18 PM  

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