Usually humor of any kind is rather scarce on public broadcasting. Once a year or so Lake Woebegone becomes the center of old jokes. Usually not so much elsewhere. Fundraisers on radio and TV try for humor, but that is usually laughable for all the wrong reasons.
But Saturday, I was caught by surprise by a couple of comments by singer Vince Gill who is apparently married to Amy Grant. He said he had written a song based on a title his father came up with, "It's hard to kiss the lips at night that chewed your ass out all day. long"
OK, I guess I am out of the country music loop. Anyway, more relevant to current politics, was Vince Gill's comment that considering his wife sings Christian music, he had to be a bit careful of what he says, so when he golfs, he hires "A designated cusser".
Obama needs about 50 designated cussers out in the country side pointing out that the disastrous obstructionist Republican party of economic mythology has already made the economic situation worse than it need be and will dig an ever deeper hole if they ever get control of both the presidency and the congress.
The tepid courage-deprived Democratic Senators need to be out with a truth patrol letting people know they are not part of the GOP and TEA Party lunacy. They need to provide some education and information to citizens barraged by right-wing mythology and nonsense excused by the press in the name of balance.
I find it interesting that TIME has poll results showing the Occupy Wall Street grassroots uprising has more support already than does the TEA party with all its Koch money behind the nonsense blather rolling out of the corporate astroturf. More discussion of this poll at The Indypendent--167 Million People .
And just to keep all that information from overwhelming your tender senses, another bad old joke suggesting a drink for the Republicans in Congress and Senate.
A guy visits his priest and says, "Father, I have sinned. Last night I had sex with 5 women." "What should I do?" The priest says, "Get 5 lemons, squeeze them into a glass and drink the juice." The guy is puzzled, "What good will that do?" The priest responds, "Probably not much, but it will wipe that smirk off your face."
Well, Obama and designated cussers need to get out and greet the people who apparently support them and give the smug, arrogant Republican intransigent obstructionists a healthy dose of "lemon juice."
*** Stay tuned even if you haven't smiled since 1929 --- Doug Wiken