Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Don Henley's The End of the Innocence is a song from the 1980s that sounds mightily relevant today:
O' beautiful, for spacious skies
But now those skies are threatening
They're beating plowshares into swords
For this tired old man that we elected king

Armchair warriors often fail
And we've been poisoned by these fairy tales
The lawyers clean up all details
Since daddy had to lie

In the present day, we have a president who thinks that he is above the law, that he was elected to be king. "L'État, c'est moi" is the motto of the Trump Administration. Trump, as enabled by his coterie of bootlickers, truly believes that he can do what he wants with no consequences.


13 comments:

B said...

To what, in particular, are you referring?

Was there a link that I am not seeing?

CenterPuke88 said...

Les injures sont les raisons de ceux qui ont tort.

Stewart Dean said...

Good one, CP88.
https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/13786/please-help-me-find-this-quote-of-rousseau
In the spirit of Patriotism being the last refuge of the scoundrel

Steve J said...

The injury of the raisin makes 5 tarts?

dinthebeast said...

On the other hand, the courts and the IRS don't seem to be having any of it just now.

-Doug in Oakland

Dark Avenger said...

He’s pointing out how the lyrics fit our current situation. Unless you believe It’s Okay If You’re A Republican (IOKIYAR) to defy Congressional oversight.

Philo Vaihinger said...

Wasn't Rousseau.

CenterPuke88 said...

Correct Philo, often misattributed.

B said...

Not like the Dems ignored Congress during Barry's administration.

CenterPuke88 said...

Ah, B., reliable as the Post Office with his “whataboutism” response. Please, do cite examples.

Dark Avenger said...

Barry and the Dems didn’t check with Congress when he had Bin Laden killed. Is that what you’re talking about, B?

CenterPuke88 said...

Still waiting, B., like always, for the evidence for your “whataboutism” claim.

Dark Avenger said...

It's almost like B can't discuss Trump's apparent flaws without making unsubstantiated claims are never supported with any evidence.