How to purge a disgusting image from your mind

My last post about Biden showering with his young daughter when he was a senator was so disturbing that, like Kirk Douglas in an old movie, I wanted to take my brain out and wash it under a tap and wash away the disgusting image of him in the shower with that little girl.

In lieu of taking my brain out, I will attempt to replace the image with something more wholesome and palatable, comparatively speaking, that is.

To wit:


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Politicians are your worst nightmare

’…to sleep, perchance to dream…’

After watching the first presidential debate two weeks ago and the vice presidential debate last night this is how I felt — an inhabitant of a Surreal Hell.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, painted in 1937, is an appropriate image of hell that applies to today’s America — American politics in particular.

Picasso did the painting after the Basque village of Guernica in northern Spain was bombed by German and Italian warplanes during the Spanish Civil War.

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And this drawing by British artist Ralph Steadman reflects my impression of the media’s coverage of the debates and of U.S. politics in general.

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This election year is a nightmare. As if the Covid wasn’t bad enough, politicians outdo themselves as lying, smirking, obnoxious vermin. At the end of last night’s debate there was little difference between a politician and the fly on Více President Pence’s head. 


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