Friday, January 29, 2016

Mardi Gras Season in Louisiana

I just can't quite get over the obvious similarities between Mardi Gras season in Louisiana and the tone of Republican presidential candidate gatherings.

During Mardi Gras parades, people just about trample each other to get a strand of gaudy, cheap shiny beads you wouldn't be caught dead wearing anywhere, except in Louisiana on Mardi Gras.

Certain people fall all over themselves to get into a republican rally, where they will get thrown propaganda bones, such as "we'll stop abortion", "we'll lock up immigrants from Mexico", "we'll lower taxes" (for the rich - that part is generally silent).  The only difference I see here is that the crowds in Louisiana are much larger and better informed, even when they're half drunk at 9:30 in the morning.  I intend to be one of them come February 9th.

I am going to the Krewe of Barkus this Saturday, a parade where people dress up their dogs and other assorted animals, and parade them in all their carnival glory through the French Quarter.

Talk about a Parade of Dogs --- did anyone catch the latest Republican debate?  Me either.  I'd rather watch real floats than the floating crap the republican candidates are serving up at their gatherings.  It has come to this:  Americans will eat crap if you serve it in a lie-based rhetoric.  They'll eat it and they'll talk about how good it was. 

What's in your water?

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