Beware of Republicans Bearing Gifts

images.jpgElayne Boosler once described the near-empty interior of her refrigerator noting the foods that were possibly beyond their freshness date. She asked one pointed question: How can you tell if yoghurt is spoiled?

Today I read an even more head-scratching comment: How can you tell if the Federal government is sh*t down?

In both cases, I’m stumped. But if I had to guess I would say that the yoghurt was okay but the Federal government was definitely spoiled.

I read that Der Drumpt was insisting that all Federal Parks and Monuments stay open even in the event of a government sh*tdown. The theory was that the hoi-polloi would scamper with the squirrels or genuflect before Fonzies leather jacket, never realizing that the Republicans had once again proven that they were incapable of governing the country.

trump-mt-rushmore-photobattle-759Back in the ’90s we were on vacation down on the Outer Banks of North Carolina enjoying an unusually warm October (but dressed for the New Jersey autumn). We went one morning to Kitty Hawk where the National Parks service maintains an excellent museum honoring the originators of power flight (No, not John Montgomery!). But guess what? The doors were locked and a big sign notified us that the Federal government was shutdown (Thank you Newt Gingrich).

Will Der Drumpt prevail and the Kitty Hawk monument be crowded with clueless visitors from New Jersey and overly chilled wind surfers from Ontario?

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  1. Chuck Schumer today said that negotiating with President Trump was like negotiating with Jello. But isn’t Jello an ambiguous image? First there is that shimmy-effect where the mound of Jello tends to move in and out of range but there is also that image of a pile of useless calories that tends to go straight to the weighting posterior of the average couch potato who considers chasing a possibly more intelligent little-white-ball around in at motorized conveyance as adequate exercise.

    But then, what do you expect from someone who considers avoiding Gonorrhea the equivalence of serving in the military on the front lines during war time.

    Although now that we are hearing of all of Der Drumpt’s non-marital fuck-buddies it might be something he should be proud of.

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