The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." "...it is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32) akakyakakyevich@gmail.com

Friday, January 18, 2013

Just stuff, or more pathetic excuses for not writing



I have not been posting, which I am sure you’ve already figured out for yourselves, but I am sure you will be happy to know that the reason is not that I have been lazy or suffering from writer’s block [again!] or any of the other reasons I usually give for being neglectful of my duties here. No, indeed, I’ve been busily working away on a project that first originated here on The Passing Parade and now I am trying to see if I can stretch this thing out a bit.  If it works, I may share it here…or not, as the case may be.  I am still working out whether it is physically possible for a 215 pound man to escape from a burning building in a large cardboard box held aloft by eight giant sex dolls filled with helium.  

In any case, I will admit that 2012 didn’t turn out the way I hoped it would: the Yankees didn’t make it to the World Series, I didn’t hit the number in the MegaMillions lottery, and the former junior senator from Illinois is still gainfully employed, assuming that is the correct adjective to describe his situation these past four years, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.  As you might imagine, this disturbs my digestion no end and makes me want to ask Ann Coulter, whom I otherwise think the world of, if Mitt Romney was the only electable Republican, why didn’t the electorate elect him?  Abraham Lincoln was not wrong—Abe was never wrong—but it does cause you to think that maybe he wasn’t entirely correct when he said you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. As the recent election proves, you don’t need to fool all of the people all of the time; fifty-one percent will do in a pinch.  

While I am at it, I am glad to see that the former junior senator from Illinois is finally doing something to end the scourge of gun violence in this country. I do not expect that these efforts will come to any good; there are 300 million guns in this country, nearly one for every man, woman, and child here in this our Great Republic and you can no more get rid of them now than Mississippi can ban kudzu on pain of boiling importers to death in piping hot vats of hominy grits, but it will make the gun banners happy for a little while and checking people’s backgrounds is certainly a better idea than His original one of exporting the problem to Mexico. I am sure the Mexicans think that this is a good idea as well.


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