Monday, April 25, 2016

Not Sonny Bono...even worse

I happen to know several people who know the square root of sweet nada about automobile maintenance and operation.  I love them dearly, but I do not get their opinion on how to handle a shimmy in the rear wheels or a balky transmission.  Better to talk to someone who has had a wrench in their hand!

I have no words
I bring this up because these days in Washington DC, there are men who have no more time in military uniform than Pee-Wee Herman, all vying for the office of the presidency, all weighing in with their two cents worth on how to handle global terrorism.  Messrs. Cruz and Trump call for "bombing the (expletive) out of ISIL," and "making the sand glow green."  Well, that's just crazy.  What we SHOULD do is turn to a man who, in his 55 years of stalking around this earth, has demonstrated a great grip on the issues - and the solutions - of our day. 

I'm talking about Bono.  The man born Paul David Hewson, who inaccurately calls himself "Bono," short for "Bono Vox," Latin for "good voice."  That rock singer guy with the sunglasses and the impossibly self-satisfied attitude as he struts along was, don't laugh, invited to address the Senate on the topic of terror, Syrian refugees, and where to find a really good plate of haggis (don't look it up; you'll get sick.)

Image result for bono in congress“Don’t laugh," he instructed the senators at the Dirksen Senate Building in D.C. "I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”

There are missing schoolgirls in Africa, there's unrest and violence afoot all over, concerns are rising over threats in Indonesia, and the Senate feels that a few words from the leader of U2 will provide the touchstones by which to chart the destiny of a nation and the free world.

And, Chris Rock is hilarious.  Amy Schumer, somewhat so, but that Cohen guy?  No matter how heinous the terrorism, no matter how greatly the world needs to bring the evildoers to justice, there is no one in the world whose actions mean they deserve to have to listen to his Borat jokes.

Except Bono!

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