October 29, 2015
Where Politics Inevitably Leads
I actually heard someone ask today, if, during his jujitsu moment
during the debate last night
, Ted Cruz had made an Anti-Semetic joke about Bernie sanders.
Because obviously Senator Sanders was the alluded to Mensch-kevik.
OK. In fairness, that's not a completely unwarranted etymology error.
However, if one did not know what the Mensheviks were one may be surprised to lear that one has numerous options other than flinging casual and stupid allegations of anti-semitism about.
One could ask. " Umm...what did he mean by Mensheviks?"
One could think about the context of the word in the sentence and, assuming one knew what a Bolshevik is, conclude that a Menshevik is some other faction...given the sarcasm in the delivery, perhaps not that far removed from the Bolshies.
This has troubling implications for our society.
It gets worse:
This exchange got me to thinking what Mensch - Kivak would actually be. Regrettably, I inadvertently pondered Mensch-Kiviak and...and I cannot unsee it no matter how hard I try.
But enough of such unpleasantries; here is a picture that has naught to do with the Russian Revolution or cannibalism.
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I didn't watch the debate but when I heard that quote afterwards I cracked up. That was a nice dig and I bet the moderators didn't even realize the significance.
Posted by: Rick C at Thu Oct 29 12:54:12 2015 (ECH2/)
<i>Singing</i>: Oh beautiful for munching goats/
Upon our fields of sod,/
For miniskirts and pink blazers/
Seat-ed on rag-top rod!/
I am L. Beau Macaroni, and my green oranges are purple.
Posted by: L. Beau Macaroni at Thu Oct 29 13:31:47 2015 (P2Eio)
What IS that picture from?
Posted by: Mauser at Sat Oct 31 04:49:07 2015 (TJ7ih)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Nov 1 02:49:12 2015 (5oCPR)
Ah, haven't gotten into watching that yet.
Posted by: Mauser at Sun Nov 1 04:09:14 2015 (TJ7ih)
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