Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Could Joe Biden start an intergalactic war?

There's a meme circulating on the internet about a whole bunch of people who are signing up to storm Area 51, the well-known top secret military base in Nevada. Seems to be a joke, but there's some talk that Joe Biden has taken an interest in the enterprise, as a way of creating some publicity for his campaign by highlighting the circumstances of aliens being held in government facilities.

I'm a little worried, though, about the consequences when this photo gets beamed back to Mars...

"General Zork, High Lord of the Red Planet, avenge me!"

Satirical, but true-ish

"AOC Proposes Radical New Green Energy Program: Shoveling Money Directly Into a Furnace".


More of the same will do nicely: "Trump administration says it’s moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado to cut costs and improve decisions".

One suspects that Senator Romney would benefit from maintaining a thoughtful silence

"RNC Spokesperson to Breitbart News: ‘Mitt Romney Should Know Better’ Than to Trash Trump".

Romney, perched way up there on his moral high horse, sometimes comes across like a Bible-thumping circuit rider who has accidentally wandered into a whorehouse and has asked, in a loud voice, for a glass of lemonade. And there's a lot of hypocrisy under that veneer of sanctimony, too, which makes him doubly hard to take.

From satire to reality in less than 24 hours

The Babylon Bee ran this headline yesterday: "Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking". And, same day, the RNC adopts the joke as an actual tactic (and an effective one, too, I'd wager).

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Religious Left

Whatever it may be, Democrats are trying to corral it in their bid to retake the White House in 2020. Looks like they're off to a great start:
“The DNC hired former Washington, D.C. anti-Trump pastor, Rev. Derrick Harkins,” Fox News reported last month, saying he “held a similar position in 2012 and has been the senior vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which recently celebrated ‘rejoicing in the queerness of God.’”
If the guy's selling that kind of theology, I think he's going to be too busy dodging lighting bolts and plagues to be of much use to anybody. Besides, why be so non-inclusive, Democrats? I can think of some non-Christian groups who'd make great natural constituencies for you guys...

Know your history

Yesterday was the anniversary of the breaking of the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. Raymond Ibrahim writes about it here.

There's a pretty good movie out that deals with this fascinating bit of history (The Day of the Siege, a 2012 English-language Polish and Italian historical film). I believe it's available on Amazon Prime.