Originally published via Armageddon Prose:
I joined TNT Radio host Hrvoje Moric a couple of nights ago for a wide-ranging discussion on a variety of topics.
· Lucha libre
On the fasting front, I mentioned to Hrvoje briefly that I had started a three-day fast. I gave that up after having completed twenty-four hours (this interview was Tuesday night), which made me feel like a total pussy. Alas, I began again the next day (yesterday) and, as of writing this, I’m 36 hours in and it looks like I’ll make 72 hours, maybe longer.
“So we beat on, boats against the current…”
On the GOP cuckoldry front, I implore you, dear reader, if you hold me in the slightest esteem, to never mistake me for a Republican, which I am not now and never have been. I have been accused credibly of many improprieties and indiscretions in my life, but never anything as low as that.
The Republican Party, at the leadership level, is beneath contempt. There are no words to describe the lack of respect I have for this organization and the people – if they are actually people and not literal demons — who run it. If mindless GOP cheerleading is your thing, go watch Sean Hannity, the servile hack who has never once uttered a critical word of the Grand Old Party. Better yet, see a priest.
It doesn’t do anything for me that the GOP is marginally better on many or most issues than the Democrat wing of the uniparty. As I have said previously in my analysis of the recent GOP “debate,” if that’s what it must be called, “all I want to hear from a candidate is that he is going to #draintheswamp, with specifics on what hell he’s going to unleash on the corporate state.” Failing that, he is useless to me, as he should be to you.
“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”
H. L. Mencken
Regarding pharma bitch Vivek Ramaswamy, as I mentioned in the interview, I encourage him if he would like to curry favor with his would-be base to come out and clear the air about his firm’s partnership with NIH to collate American’s private medical data for profiteering and surveillance purposes. Until then, he’s nothing more than a pharma bitch in my mind and I’ll continue to say so as necessary – meaning until it becomes well-established fact.
Ben Bartee, author of Broken English Teacher: Notes From Exile, is an independent Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.
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