|Bozo and His |
I never understood Bozo--couldn't get into his Weltanschauung. I know it's a cliche but clowns, well, I always found them frightening, or just so bizarre that no empathy or connection on any level except fear and revulsion could occur with them. They were and are loud, vulgar, and doing nonsensical things. Bozo I held in a special level of opprobrium. My elementary schoolmates all loved him, and I felt left out because of my Bozophobia. I was obsessed with the Cold War, nuclear annihilation, mutant monsters, UFOs, and how as the only survivor in North America of a nuclear exchange I would make it to Australia. Bozo did not deal with those topics. Quite regardless of how close the earth was to the end, he would keep flapping about the stage in his oversize shoes and being too noisy for my tastes.
Well, I think the nine regular readers of this little blog must get a sense of where I am going with all this deep introspection. You know, loud, vulgar, bizarre, revulsion-inducing clown act from Chicago . . . Anyhow, I got to thinking about Bozo watching our President briefly today on TV. As I have said before, I keep the watching of such events to a minimum, and will do so only for short bursts of time, preferring to read the transcripts later.
As you all know, this was a bad day for America. About a dozen of our fellow citizens were murdered at their work in the DC Navy Yard by somebody with some sort of grievance which we have not yet learned. The DHS had to rush out a paper which stated that the event, still ongoing at the time, was not connected to terrorism. As if they would know that before an investigation. As we know, furthermore, from Benghazi and Ft. Hood, this misadministration has a VERY high bar before labeling an event terrorism, e.g., spontaneous demonstration, work-place violence.
And the President? This is a man with no dignity, and totally out of touch. He is so in love with himself, so determined to get his message out that the Republicans are to blame for the parlous state of the economy after five-plus years of Obama policies, that he could not do or say something dignified re the shooting. He couldn't have canceled his tired economic policy event in light of what was happening just a short distance from the White House? Couldn't he have come out and said something along the lines of, "Given what is happening at the Navy Yard, we will postpone this event." No. He had to go on with his 2007-2008 vintage economic campaign speech, replete with smiling, bobbing heads behind him.
Next time, he should consult Putin.