Tagged: Rick Perry

Melody Nelson

Another atrocity from the NYPD.

One clown down. Rick Perry has dropped out of the race. Mr Trump soaked up Perry voters, which is why Perry went after him. He’s also swiped the voters of the Canadian Senator Cruz.

Republicans are nihilists.

Mr Trump’s reality show is primarily destroying right-wing clowns like Perry (gone), Jindal (non-existent), Huckabee (reduced to trolling for a religiously deranged public official in Kentucky), Paul (reduced to booking 60 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster every and any bill in order to gain attention), Cruz (reduced to reclaiming Canadian citizenship), Santorum (barely frothing), Walker (non-existent), and the alleged moderate Christie (who couldn’t find a bridge to blockade now if his life depended on it).

Carly Fiorina’s tepid reply won’t diminish Mr Trump’s popularity in the Republican base, which loves his unapologetic misogyny. As far as Tea Party Republicans are concerned, the more “unpresidential” a candidate is, the better.

Mr Trump understands the #1 rule of American conservative fight club: never apologise.

Apparently, Kentucky’s Kim Davis will issue marriage licenses for same sex couples. Her jailing was just a publicity stunt to raise money for right-wing causes. I had looked forward to her crucifixion along with two common criminals. Hopes dashed.

Latent and manifest

Concerning intellectual fashion:

Should academics really worry about how they look? Some, it seems, plainly don’t, but a colleague told me it probably takes her as long to decide what to wear to project her “I don’t care” look, as it does others who dress to impress. This, possibly, does mark a gender split. Men can just put on the same clothes every day until the trousers run away on their own in protest when you try to pick them up off the floor.

If one teaches in Paris, London, or New York City, the standards for academic attire are high. If one teaches in the hinterlands, it doesn’t really matter.

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Texas is a failed state, collapsing under the weight of Rick Perry’s stupidity.

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From Typhoid Mary to Ebola Kaci.

Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients and is locked in a standoff with the governor over quarantine rules, has been temporarily ordered by a court to stay at least three feet away from other people and avoid public places.

Why not just quarantine people from Maine and New Jersey. Problem solved.

Obsessional neurosis.

The one

Slavoj Žižek has been accused of plagiarism. He enjoyed someone else’s symptom.

States’ rights red state governors shouldn’t beg for federal assistance.

“The Good Wife” is passé now. All praise to the red-headed Wildling.

It is very likely the Pope will present the cup to Messi in Brazil; then abdicate in favor of Messi.

China never had root until Snowden’s consultation.

Children’s crusade

Rick Perry is now the leading American conservative intellectual.

The best strategy for the POTUS is to give Mr Perry as much publicity at possible.

Texas is a failed state.

The CIA has a twitter account. I’m happy to know that America’s spymasters have a healthy sense of humour.

Keira Knightley is a poor woman’s Eva Green, which isn’t bad.

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