|They're taking all of the fun out of it!
||[Mar. 28th, 2016|11:01 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
I got a kick out of the sparrow that came and sat on Bernie's podium for a minute the other day. I'm just afraid Trump is going to try to outdo it. They're probably as we speak trying to figure out how to get a dove to come down and nest in The Donald's hair as the PA system booms: "This is my beloved, in whom I am well pleased." It would appear to the crowd to be the endorsement to trump (pun intended) all endorsements.
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Also, I wanted so bad for them to make the Quicken Loans Arena in Cincinnati an "open carry zone" and invite every yeehawdist from every red state in the union to bring their guns to the Republican Convention. Given what has ensued already at Trump rallies, I think you could just about guarantee that there would be at least one gun battle at the convention---probably more like one a day. As long as people with kids or brain cells stayed away, such an arrangement could only be expected to raise the entertainment coefficient to never before dreamt of heights.
Unfortunately, the Secret Service has put the kibosh on guns. They say no one will be allowed into the arena with a firearm. I'll bet it's worse than that. I'll bet if you show up with a weapon you'll be arrested and detained indefinitely, at least till the convention's over.
I never even counted upon the Secret Service. I thought that in close quarters like a packed-out arena, where it would be difficult enough for a cop to tell a perp from a patriot, shit-for-brains yokels would be shooting at anyone who didn't look exactly like them, who in turn would be shooting back for the same reason. Now, however, I realize that ninety seconds into any gun battle that erupted, Secret Service snipers would take out anyone with a drawn gun. It wouldn't matter who they were or what they thought they were doing; if they were waving a gun in the air or pointing it anywhere, the Secret Service would shoot them and kill them. If you don't believe me, listen to the interview Terry Gross did with Marc Maron after Maron had President Obama visit him for a podcast from Maron's garage. The Secret Service had Maron's whole neighborhood cordoned off and snipers on the roofs of his neighbors houses (which the neighbors thought was wicked cool). They weren't taking any chances. Their dedication to republican presidential candidates might not be quite as fanatical as that toward the president, but you can imagine that if they are charged with protecting these dildos, they simply cannot have random yahoos with guns on the floor.
Oh, well . . . damn . . .