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by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed –

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
– The Doctor

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) confirms his candidacy for president in front of a crowd  at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, March 23, 2015. Cruz formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday. (Photo: Travis Dove / The New York Times)

Life, I have been repeatedly told, is not fair. I accept this, and do not resent it most of the time, because it is axiomatic, and so any effort spent resenting it is a waste of calories. One may as well resent gravity, or thunderstorms, or giant potholes on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. They happen, they hit, you move on … and if you should have a limp on the far side of the encounter, well, that’s what the good folks of Wisconsin would call “tough cheese.”

Most of the time, I said. Every once in a while, though, there is an event so bombastically preposterous that you are left staring at the sky with fearful eyes waiting for the locusts and the rain of frogs. Ever yell at a tree? I did, just this morning. I had to yell at something, because five minutes before I shouted at the utterly indifferent birch bark, I’d found out that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had announced his run for the presidency, which means I’m going to be required to write about him for at least another year.

In a just and decent world, all that would be required of me in such an effort would be to slam my face into the keyboard, resulting in a work-product that read:

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…because that is all this utter, blithering, obnoxious waste of my time deserves. But it is not a just and decent world, evidenced vividly by the fact that a greasy huckster fraud cretin Batman-villain-looking human clown car is not only running for President of the United States, but is actually being taken seriously by the “news” media. That does not mean I have to take him seriously – with every fiber of my being, I do not – but now that he is officially on the board, I am no longer able to enjoy the comfortable fiction of pretending he doesn’t exist.

In the aforementioned non-existent just and decent world, one would think that some essential bedrock personal flaws would disqualify a person from attempting to reach the Oval Office … say, for example, galloping publicly displayed ignorance of a depth and breadth seldom seen on the North American continent. Once again, however, this is not a just and decent world, evidenced vividly by a presidential candidate unable to grasp the basic theme of a children’s story.

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