Adam Laxalt, Nevada’s accidental attorney general, apparently harbors deep-rooted problems dealing with male hormonal appendages.
What else may one infer from his annoying habit of cooking leftover clichés with borrowed bromides while deep-frying testicles?
At last weekend’s annual warmonger cholesterol fest in the bowels of Douglas County, aghast reporters were again coerced to cover a celebration of sheep ball ingestion.
With Crisco crackling on a hot day, Laxalt jumped from the frying pan into the deep-fat of follytix. He quickly got in over his head, just like his day job.
Laxalt accused President Obama of making America “less safe,” adding that he “has not kept our military strong.”
Jingo fantasyland is back at the ranch. Perhaps Douglas backwaters are befouled with some mercuric intoxicant which foists the fog of war upon clouded minds.
With the possible exceptions of bubonic plague and influenza, the USA possesses the biggest, baddest, most efficient killing combine in recorded history.
The American public may be getting wise. Apparently attracting raw meat, er…recruits, for the perpetual war machine isn’t quite so popular anymore. Major league sports teams have been outed for taking taxpayer megabucks to produce patriotic Pentagon propaganda at games.
Procurement is worse on Taiwan. They’ve had trouble meeting military recruitment goals because their politicians don’t glorify the military at every opportunity.
Most Americans thus don’t know that the Pentagon remains the biggest polluter in the country because the war machine is exempt from almost all environmental regulation. (Google at will.)
Critics correctly predicted that Bush the Lesser would spawn perpetual war by invading the sands of Araby like his daddy. They were only partially correct.
Based on our military budget, we have been at war since Dec. 7, 1941. War is a very profitable and occasionally beneficial, if grotesquely inefficient, economic engine. Without war, there would be neither interstate freeway system nor Internet . The code that runs your computer was developed to aim artillery shells in WW2. Upgrades are still committing mass slaughter today.
Most of our war machine is privatized for profit. Once domestic demand is saturated, corporations campaign for overseas customers.
You and I make money on that murderous market. The U.S. government charges a seven percent commission on weapons sales. Business is good.
If TV reports about Syria haven’t sickened you, get the September edition of Harper’s Magazine and see how we’ve been helping the sheiks of Araby commit genocide in Yemen.
Weak military, Mr. Attorney General? It takes a lot of borrowed balls to say that, understandable if you’ve got a deep-fried brain.
BAD WORDS. A Washoe County School District press release states “these prelights are intended to give a summary of noteworthy agenda items being tentatively discussed…” at the next board meeting.
If usage of “prelights” metastasizes like the ghastly corporate “proactive,” I’m holding WCSD responsible for promoting illiteracy.
LEE CHAVEZ MUERTO. Librado “Lee” Chávez, brother of César Chávez and frequent participant in Nevada César Chávez Day activities, has passed away in California two months after the death of Mrs. César Chávez, Helen. Requiescant in pace.
Be well. Raise hell. / Esté bien. Haga infierno.
Andrew Barbano is a 47-year Nevadan and editor of NevadaLabor.com. E-mail <email@example.com> Barbwire by Barbano has originated in the Tribune since 1988.