Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Strange Things

As Sister Rosetta Tharpe tells us, there are strange things happening every day.

And things just keep getting stranger and stranger.

Like this, for instance.

I can see where poor delicate Ms Loesch would be upset by this. I mean, a kid's show? Adding FEMALE characters? And one of those female characters is AFRICAN?  Won't this just confuse the children? All this time they've believed, rightly, that trains are boys and that trains are British which, last time I checked, is 100 percent true! Now they have to be subjected to lady trains?

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I mean, my God! If even weird English children's shows can't be a safe place for white males, what hope is there for these poor boys growing up in a world where even animated trains no longer belong solely to them? If you let your kids watch this and they turn out all gay you've got no one to blame but yourself!

Okay, that was weird. But maybe not as weird as this:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a crowd at a campaign rally Saturday that Democrats are raising “millions of dollars” to transform Texas into California with its “tofu, silicon and dyed hair.”

Oh. Right. That's a powerful message there, Ted. Because we all know how Texans hate dyed hair and fake tits.

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This is almost as brilliant a strategy as reminding Texans that Beto O'Rourke was in a band in college! Texans hate musicians!

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Then there was this weirdness at the 9/11 memorial observance.

Trump giving a thumbs up at a 9/11 memorial.

Does he think that the anniversary of 9/11 is some sort of a celebration?


He thinks 9/11/01 was when we "turned the tide." Like things for our nation were going poorly  against our enemies up until then. It looked extremely rocky for the Mudville 9 on Sept. 10. But the next day - oh glorious day! - the tide began to turn. September 11 was the day that American heroes finally started to get the best of their adversaries! That seems to be what he actually thinks. And that's fucking weird.

This, on the other hand, is both strange and a little terrifying:

John Bolton says U.S. will not cooperate with International Criminal Court

Okay, I mean. . . this was totally unprompted. It's not like someone asked him "Mr. Bolton, do you plan on cooperating with the Internatuional Criminal Court?" No one asked him anything, this was in a speech he gave to the Federalist Society.

"Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the President of the United States," Bolton said. "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court.We will not cooperate with the ICC," Bolton said. "We will provide no assistance to the ICC. And we certainly will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us."

What the HELL is Bolton planning?

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 Whatever it is, he seems fairly sure that the ICC is going to be issuing warrants for members of this administration and he's just letting everyone know that he is planning on defying them. This can't be good.