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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1; #35): “Oh Freedonia, Oh Don’t You Cry for Me!”

Okay, let’s get this out of our systems.

The story so far:  a mideast nation which had a reputation for being problematic to American democracy agreed under a previous American administration to curb its nuclear ambitions.  This was a multi country agreement and everyone seemed satisfied that Iran was content to dial back its nuclear production.

Everyone was happy except for one reality TV star who has narcissistic delusions of world domination.  This person (heretofore known as The President Who Shall Not Be Named in This Blog) thought HE and only HE could get a better deal.  Naturally our allies balked when TPWSNBNiTB pulled out of the deal with Iran. The President, in a pique of imperialism, re-instituted sanctions against Iran in the belief that they would come back to the table to negotiate a new deal.  Some hawks inside the administration may have thought that the sanctions would encourage some rebel movement within Iran to overthrow the regime.

So, guess what happened?  Iran has not shown any interest in negotiating a new deal, no miracle revolution has erupted to change the regime in Iran, our allies are pissed off about the whole affair, and more recently hostile actions against oil refineries in Saudi Arabia (one of America’s allies) have been blamed on Iran.  At first, the President rattled his saber by declaring that America is “locked and loaded.”  His Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, declared the hostile action “an act of war.”  In short, no negotiation, no regime change, and a lot of angry Iranians!

Who knew that Iran would respond the way it has?  Apparently, everyone in the WORLD could have predicted Iran’s reaction, except for guess who?   The President allegedly made what has got to be the most naïve statement of the year when he said (or tweeted or both) that he doesn’t want to go to war with Iran.

Seriously, the leader of the free world with the mentality of a school yard bully doesn’t want to go to war?  He certainly fooled the hell out of us!  I actually thought the week was off to a good start when extreme hawk John Bolton was shown the door, but alas, the week went downhill from there.

Thus, in the spirit of “hope for the best, expect the worst” let’s enjoy the video below from the classic, Duck Soup.  We invite you to get up, sing, dance and laugh.  Lord knows we may not be laughing for long...

(Thank you for reading.  Let’s laugh while we can!)


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Brilliant Marx Brothers satire! Too bad Groucho isn't running the USA. Or even Harpo!

September 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

It's what happens when a racist buffoon takes control.

September 22, 2019 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

Great Clip. What's funny is the Idiot Jerk in the White House wouldn't see the humor, but then he doesn't see too much past the end of his nose.

September 22, 2019 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I consider Duck Soup to be one of the greatest comedy movies of all time. Imagine that when it came out it wasn't well received as people had faith in the government and didn't like the notion thems in charge could be so bad.

September 22, 2019 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

I'd vote for either of one of them in a minute, Debra. Unfortunately both of them were too wise to run for office.

It's bad enough to be racist, Bob, but to be racist and stupid? I can only shake my head....

I'm inclined to agree with you Dave R.

Sad to think that it would take some clumsy policy catastrophe like Vietnam to make this satire look so good. That's about the time I discovered it. Thank you for your observation, Spo.

September 23, 2019 at 6:37 PM  

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