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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 02:45 PM (3 replies)

Hate to admit it, but ---

Trump surrogate AJ Delgado does an excellent job of giving blithering idiots a bad name.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 08:30 PM (4 replies)

"But she didn't notify us ahead of time!"

Will someone PLEASE save us from these puling pundits who are so insipidly self-important that a candidate must notify them of every impending sniffle ahead of time?! Criminy, now we also have to tell the media, “DO YOUR JOB!” (which, by the way, does not include pouting because a candidate sometimes needs a moment of privacy). Grow the eff up, dipsticks, you’re disgracing your profession.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 07:57 PM (4 replies)

Now that Hillary's been told to get some rest,

how long before some GOPer demands three debates a day starting now, then accusing her of refusing to show up?

I'll be absolutely amazed if one of them doesn't pull that shit. Truly amazed. But then I've come to have very low expectations of them, which they still manage to make even lower...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 11, 2016, 10:22 PM (0 replies)

Ye gods. Again.

Ye gods.

She walked away, lightheaded from the heat. She went to her daughter’s home, NOT to a hospital or clinic. Ninety minutes later, she walked out UNAIDED; there were no paramedics, she wasn’t on a stretcher, she didn’t require an ambulance. Again, she did not go to a hospital, she went HOME. And Republicans are gleefully trying to make this into a deathwatch. Truly, they are smiling and giggling as they talk about it — let’s add that to the basketful of deplorable, shall we? This is what the Republican party has been reduced to.

Again, ye gods.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 11, 2016, 03:44 PM (16 replies)

For this day

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 11, 2016, 02:44 PM (1 replies)

Anthemed at Point-Blank Range

It’s not required by any law, but you’d never know that, seeing as how its performance has become a demanded thing. Our national anthem seems to have become the newest cheap lapel pin, its use zealously monitored by the jingoism police; not only will it be sung, it will be sung in a certain way while maintaining a specified posture, subject to the approval of those for whom symbol too often takes precedence over substance. It’s now treated like some arcane incantation, recitation of which while holding hand over heart is sufficient to show the world that you’re American enough, or else.

Since when? And says who? Seriously, I remember going to school games and events where the anthem wasn't played, and the world didn’t end. Maybe they thought it was sufficient that we began every school day with the Pledge of Allegiance (another thing committed to memory by the time we were in second grade even though we weren’t old enough to have any idea of what many of the words mean, much less any cognitive awareness of our country’s place in the world, but that’s for another discussion). And there were many public events where the anthem’s use had not become ritualized; again, the world did not end. To be sure, there are those memorable occasions wherein the presentation of that star spangled banner for which the attendant anthem is named brought me to tears; but how in the world does that impact maintain when you go to a bingo hall that requires players to stand and sing the national anthem before those games begin, or when its overly scrutinized observance turns it into a cudgel meant to shame and punish those citizens whose history does not mirror our own?

Somewhere, somehow, we’ve jettisoned our own meaning; we’ve traded being an American for being Americanized, and that’s a problem.

There’s a verse in the New Testament that advises against the use of “vain repetitions”. Maybe we can borrow that advice and return “The Star Spangled Banner” to its intended status. After all, a nation’s anthem does merit a certain honor, perhaps it’s time we give it back.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 11, 2016, 12:47 AM (8 replies)

I'm the Queen of England

in exactly the same way that Donald Trump is an exemplary model of Christian living.

Having him as a speaker at the "Values Voters Summit" does grant a certain validity to any doubts about the attendees' sanity.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 03:58 PM (3 replies)

Just curious ---

Trump's new ad ("Hillary's America" is preposterous. But there's something familiar about the voiceover. Anyone know who the man is?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:15 AM (5 replies)

Status of the Republican campaign

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:39 PM (2 replies)
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