Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Damn near funny

Back when he was running for president in the primaries, one of the candidates was asked what he'd do about cutting back on government. His answer:

PERRY: I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the — What’s the third one there? Let’s see.
(LAUGHTER)
PAUL: Five.
PERRY: Five. Okay. Commerce, Education, and the —
[UNKNOWN]: EPA?
PERRY: EPA. There you go.
Q: Seriously — is EPA one you are talking about?
PERRY: No, sir, no, sir. We are talking about the — agencies of government — EPA needs to be rebuilt.
Q: You can’t — you can’t name the third one?
PERRY: The third agency of government I would — I would do away with Education, the —
Q: Commerce.
PERRY: Commerce and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.
About 15 minutes later in the debate, Perry said he meant to say that the Department of Energy is the third agency he wanted to eliminate.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Clown's new Secretary of Energy:
 Rick Perry

20 comments:

  1. "Mr. Scretary, where are you headed this morning?"

    "Headed over to my Department. My Department. Which is... the um... Oops."

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    1. thing is, he'll have disbanded it by then. Or made it a mouthpiece for the oil industry.

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  2. Just don't dwell on it. Avoid being crazy.

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    1. Joanne, I don't mean it literally, or even in the same catagory, but that last might surprise us. What you just said is exactly what the cognisenti of the Jews thought in '36. I think if this bozo is given leeway, who knows what his minions in gov't might pull off.

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  3. Gawd what's happened to you all? I am so sorry. And can't laugh anymore.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. Sometimes, when either you can't do any more, or it's too late to do what you should have done, not much else to do, other than apologise to the younger generation, one's kids.

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  4. I had the same reaction when I heard the news. All one can do anymore is laugh.

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    1. Bizzare times, eh What would the good doctor gonzo write about this if he hadn't blown his brains out at his kitchen table?

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    2. I suspect he would have had a field day with this bozo.

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  5. Can we impeach the orange pussy-grabber for treason yet? Or do we have to wait for the swearing in?

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    1. Not sure, but I think the old rules don't apply, if we take drumph's approach. Worry not about facts and truthhhh.

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  6. Writers can't create an absurdist farce more absurd or farcical than King Buffon, the cheato colored vulgarian, and his galley of plutocrat asshats.

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    1. In a comment above I said something about The Good Doctor to your colleague.
      A sudden wish for an afterlife came over me; I'd love to see Gonzo sitting up there at a bar, downing tequila and grapefruit juice, bemoaning he didn't live long enough to write about this.
      If he could Have Nixon leaping off a White House balcony in the middle of the night, transforming into a werewolf, what could he do with Trump.
      Cheers,
      Mike

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  7. Hopefully the new Secretary will consult the out-going one, Ernest Moniz, who is a physicist and could advise him on the most efficient way to eliminate the department: Perry could start with himself.

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  8. Well yeah, but as I age, I get losing a word for awhile. You can be very smart and still not find a word at the precise moment when you need it. Not saying that either he or I are smart though. :)

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    1. I'm not saying he's not smart, I'm saying he's a smart, horrible asshole.

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  9. He was awesome on "Dancing With the Stars"!!!!! So not totally useless.

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    1. How about you convince the bastard to immigrate to your little area of the world? I mean with all those horrible liberals like your PM, you need some right wing nuts to balance things out, right?
      I'm not sure this is the blog for you, sport.

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  10. My husband and I were just talking about this...these are crazy times. I can't tear myself away from twitter lately because just when you think you've seen the worst....

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