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Saturday, February 11, 2017

 

Precious bodily fluids

by Tom Sullivan

A certain occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue stunned a roomful of senators into silence at a Thursday meeting called to discuss his nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Also present at the White House meeting, reports Politico, was former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte who lost her reelection bid in November. She now works for said occupant as a Capitol Hill liaison. It didn't take long for president 45 to launch into yet another tale of stolen elections:

The president claimed that he and Ayotte both would have been victorious in the Granite State if not for the “thousands” of people who were “brought in on buses” from neighboring Massachusetts to “illegally” vote in New Hampshire.

According to one participant who described the meeting, “an uncomfortable silence” momentarily overtook the room.
One imagines they had that look Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) had in Dr. Strangelove when Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) started talking about fluoridation and his precious bodily fluids.

I know it's the weekend, but here's a little back-of-the-napkin math for a Saturday morning. If we take "thousands" to mean 3,000 (at a minimum, and just above the Republican presidential candidate's margin of defeat), then at 50 passengers per bus, that's 60 buses. That's quite a fleet of buses no one noticed rolling into New Hampshire hamlets on the busiest news day of the year.

Using 1995 technology, it took the FBI no time at all to trace a single Ryder truck scattered across blocks of Oklahoma City to renter/bomber Timothy McVeigh. It ought to be a cinch for the confident occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to track down who rented 60 (or more) buses in Massachusetts to shuttle thousands of "illegals" into New Hampshire to vote on November 8. You think?

Then again, we live in a universe governed by Newton's laws, laws of evidence, and evidence-based science, not in the fifth dimension, "the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition."

I'm in Raleigh, North Carolina this morning where by the time this post goes live real thousands will be arriving on real buses for the 11th Annual Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly. Maybe for the president's benefit I'll post pictures of what real buses and real thousands look like.



Update:

This is what thousands look like: