Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Racine iii

I trust I have done nothing to
lull the reader into any comfy
contentment with the spiralling
degeneration in the Party of A-
braham Lincoln, tough cookie as
he was, as its remnant is led a-
round by the nose by plutocrats
of sadistic cynicism. I should
not have wished to enrich its
widespread appeal to addicts of
violence, righteousness, greed
and intellectual malnutrition, 
by any despair conveyed here,
that they haven't finished yet.
As it is, we're all pinned for
valour, just to've been patient.

In their adventure, launched
with such gusto on the 3rd inst,
to destroy the power of a Pres-
ident to negotiate a peace, they
show signs of drawing nigh to a 
long-cherished objective, of
institutionalising the warfare
state on a permanent, and dare
one say profitable footing. What
even Lodge never intended, in
disabling Woodrow Wilson, these
unpresentable representatives
seemed poised at last to produce.

I detect an interference with
the happy flow of this page's
originating disposition and ex-
pectation. For all the stupefy-
ing sordidness of the Clintons'
humiliating governance, there
was always their compassionate
willingness to conceal what they
did. DoMA, for example, was sign-
ed at midnight. Who cared, who
moistened the nib?

Not so, the breastbeaters. We
must leave it to some Ph.D can-
didate to sift through the year-
books of Andover, to count the
snapshots of Bushes, bounding
about the sidelines with their
megaphones, to know if it's prop-
er to trace the new intrusiveness
to these puerile roots, entirely.
But it fits the case, to wonder.

Possibly, too, there are greater
infractions of decorum than mere-
ly trifling with the bonhommie of
blogging's helpless bystanders,
but I take my complaint to heart
and aim to do something about it.
To the best of my ability, I'm
going to insulate rmbl from fur-
ther attention to depredations of
which its readers must be aware.

I have been considering discon-
tinuing rmbl, churning a new page,
but I conclude that it's necessary
to allow that unpleasant influence
to be exhibited. If I should redis-
cover the native lark of the place,
it would be inaccurate to deny the
difficulty. Moreover, if others 
have come this way, it would only
be Clintonian to renounce them.

I used to enjoy this project, and
intend to do so again. Even then,
we can't expect this to be merry
news to restaurants. 

iii  original posting


  1. A pox on the restaurants. A gentleman doesn't dine IN them anyway…ever onward!

    1. Thank you for the exemptions, for pickups and take-out, and even for the sentence.