Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Milepost On The Road To Oblivion

Eighteen more months of this, people. Eighteen more months.

Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size.

The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.

For Paleo practitioners, lean meat and fruits and vegetables are in and processed foods, dairy products and sugary delights are out.

For Bush, the results have been noticeable. Late last year he was something of a pudgy doughboy with a full face and soft jawline. Today the 6-foot, 4-inch-tall Bush sports a more chiseled look. His campaign-in-waiting would not say how much he had lost, but he looks to have shed 20 or 30 pounds.


(On the other hand, it is fair to see Jeb Bush treated like, say, Hillary Clinton by the jackasses in the press.)


Professor Fate said...

Ah Gov. Jindal? New Orleans on line two. No. They don't sound happy.

Horace Boothroyd III said...

Good catch, Zandar.

I have been saying for thirty years that the national media is straight out of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World: foppish celebrity reporters screaming "what do you think of American Girls?!?" Superficial readers think the book is about sex and drugs, but I say it is about a diffuse society that does not understand how to evaluate importance and does not know what to do with itself - and in the end, all the decent people wind up dead or exiled.

Niel Postman did great work on this as well. His Amusing Ourselves to Death analyzes the trend in broadcast news of switching allegiance from the journalism department to the entertainment department - tons of money to be made, at the price of discarding any notions of a "sacred trust" to inform the American people which is the very point of having press freedom enshrined in the Constitution. Of course, since 1980 the situation has only gotten worse with the Drudges of the internet and the Foxes of cable tee vee.

And of course the feeble minded posers of the Daily Kos are doing their bit to debauch our public discourse. Having anointed O'Malley (centrist Democrat from Maryland) as the latest Great Leftie Savior, because he is willing to talk trash about Clinton (center left presumptive nominee with alleged overly close ties to the banksters who I would prefer we nationalize and expropriate), the hysterical ninnies are sqeeing with delight over some plan to alleviate student debt. Which is an issue, to be sure, but such a modest piece of the issues facing us today that I consider O'Malley's making this the center of his rollout to be akin to declaring "My presidency will stand on Motherhood, Apple Pie, and the banning of power drills in home construction to create more jobs for carpenters!" Nice, maybe, but it's not going to get the job done.

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