Andy Kaufman Lives!
Herman Cain!, Saturday:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain[!] said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.
The remarks, which came at two campaign rallies in Tennessee as part of a barnstorming bus tour across the state, drew loud cheers from crowds of several hundred people at each rally. At the second stop, in Harriman, Tenn., Mr. Cain[!] added that he also would consider using military troops “with real guns and real bullets” on the border to stop illegal immigration.
Herman Cain!, Sunday:
“That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain[!] told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence. “That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor.”
Trust us, Mr. Cain!, we’re laughing our ass off. The difference between you and Donald Trump is that everyone knew he was a joke.
Whities, look at me
And tell me what you see
You ain’t seen the best of me yet.
Give me time,
I’ll make you forget the rest.
I got more in me,
And you can set it free
I can string some nines in my hand
Don’t you know who I am?
Remember my name. Cain!
I’m gonna run forever
I’m gonna spin lots of lies–LOTS!
I feel it comin’ together
Demrats will see me and cry. CAIN!
I’m gonna make it to heaven
Light up the US like a flame. CAIN!
I’m gonna run forever
Baby, remember my name
Remember, remember, remember, remember,
Remember, remember, remember, remember (except when I lie.)
Already been done with disastrous results during the Reagan Bush drug war campaigns, with locals being shot at when Marines felt endangered by such ominous figures as shepherds.
Here is coverage (it doesn’t contain much actual journalism) of Cain’s visit pretty darn close to Rocky Top. Cain scheduled his visit to coincide with the UT-LSU football game saturday. Genius. Nothing trumps UT football even when we suck, which we do well now unfortunately. Note the loser teabaggers that showed up wearing UT hats and such while the Vols were playing in Knoxville. Nothing is more fucked up here than geeks that show up at places other than the football game when it is being played alleging their support for the Vols and wondering how the game is going. These same sorta geeks would show up at the bar/theatre where I used to work similarly attired on game day and ask if the Vols were playing while the game shouted at them from radio and tv. I would always answer “no, not today” just to see their confused looks in return while they ordered a coke with no ice and of course no tip. Sorta Kaufmanish, huh?Just like the movie goers I mentioned feigning support of the Vols while at the movie, the teabaggers are only feigning support for Cain. They will not vote for him when the curtain closes at the voting booth and they are alone in there. They just weren’t raised that way. Look at the pictures. Not surprisingly all the teabaggers are white and very rural East Tennesseans. It makes me feel kinda sorry for Cain. Until he started running down the EPA just one interstate exit east from where the TVA coal ash spill was. I’ll wager some of those guys even work for TVA or cleanup contractors and most were effected by it or know some that were. One chick said she supported Cain because he isn’t afraid to answer tough questions. But no one there or in the newspaper of course bothered to ask him why he thought it was cool for the EPA to let TVA pollute our lakes and rivers with coal ash, mercury and other carcinogens. He shoulda been offered a nice tall glass of the Emory River’s murky gray effluent to quench his thirst. More glaring examples of teabaggers supporting causes against their own self interests. The report of 600 attendees is greatly exaggerated of course, to no ones surprise.
Kaufman’s movie World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion is on Netflix. Anyone seen it?
@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: no, but i remember the horizontal hold squigglies broadcast of his show, the tony clifton routine, and the jerry lawler smackdowns for real and on letterman. not many folks fake a trip to ICU. he really did try to become tony when he knew andy was going to die. gotta give him credit for trying every available option.
TJ/ It’s a testament to how much this group means to me that I feel I have to come by and apologize for not being able to do more than the occasional drive-by comment lately…just crazy busy. I even owe some of you personal emails, which I promise I will get to soon. In the meantime, though, keep my barstool warm and try to keep Benedick out of the cottages, if you see what I mean.
SO much I want to “discuss” with you all, hopefully I’ll get a chance when things slow down.
Maybe I should have posted this in the clubhouse but I totally hate that friggin’ livre du visage…
@Tommmcatt: Don’t be gone too long, Tommmy.
Esequiel Hernandez, 18-year-old American citizen herding goats near his home in Redford, Tx, stalked and killed by Marines a few hundred yards from his home.
@texrednface: Yes, I know more than I need to know about that shooting.
I was with friends who live near there traveling along the river when it happened.
@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Don’t feel bad. Sometimes I go on for what seems like forever without commenting either because I’m busy, or simply feel like I don’t have anything really to say.
@rptrcub: We can all learn from Catt. Not having anything to say should never be a reason for not commenting.
“I have nothing to declare except my genius.”
― Oscar Wilde
@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: We need to have a drink. Shall we compare calendars in the sandbox?
@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: When’s your ride? I think we should embark on a Ride the West Coast Stinque Up, preferably in all that beautiful wine* country but really, up into the canyons would do as well.
*My Sunday comics told me that it was originally Pennsyltucky grape that was hybridized with Franch raisin.
Greetings from Navajoland. Out here for a three day roadie.
@Nabisco: In May 2012…545 miles takes a lot of training…
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