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1/24/2020

Crazy Cute Hippy Crystals Chick Comes to the Aid of Geeky Asian Kid

Filed under: General — JVW @ 12:32 pm



[guest post by JVW]

Meanwhile, back in the Democrat primary, everybody’s favorite spiritual guru turned progressive influencer Marianne Williamson, whose own campaign has been “suspended” (a modern euphemism for “we’re spending down the rest of our money before formally closing up shop”), is lending her unique credibility to a fellow outsider candidate. Times being as they are, the announcement was made via Instagram, and Marianne being Marianne, the announcement was made in three long posts. Here’s the third part where she discusses her newfound buddy Andrew Yang (parts one and two, if you are interested):

With a week-and-a-half to go until the Iowa caucuses, former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says she’s supporting tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang in the contest that kicks off the presidential nominating calendar.

“I’m lending my support to Andrew in Iowa, hopefully to help him get past the early primaries & remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. We need that this year. We need to lighten up on a personal level, because the moment is so serious on a political level,” Williamson announced in a series of Instagram posts.

Ms. Williamson is quick to note that this is not actually an endorsement and that she continues to admire both of the tiresome lefty New England Senators running for President, but at this point she wants to ensure that Andrew Yang stays in the Democrat primary long enough to impact the rest of the race.

I salute Marianne Williamson for coming to the aid of another non-establishment candidate. Sure, I wish she had chosen My Little Aloha Sweetie as the beneficiary of her largesse, but it would seem that she has somewhat of a gender and generational affinity for Hillary Rodham Clinton and she probably didn’t want to get in the middle of any ugly feuds. It also the same rationale, found in the second of her series of posts on Instagram, that leads one to believe that at the end of the day she prefers Elizabeth Warren to Bernard Sanders among the remaining major delusional leftists.

I too am warming to Andrew Yang for many of the same reasons that I am fond of My Little Aloha Sweetie. No, it’s nothing to do with the magic of Island music or inspiring workout videos: I appreciate Mr. Yang because like Rep. Gabbard, and Ms. Williamson for that matter, he doesn’t seem to want to herd his political opponents into reeducation camps, nor does he think that the object of the game is to drive them from polite society and force them to knuckle-under to more enlightened progressive beliefs. Though I find Mr. Yang’s universal basic income proposal to be impractical, and though I lament his nod to the world of trendy social justice engineering, allowing those who disagree with you to remain part of the debate tends to go a long way with me in these thuggish days.

In any case, I hope that Ms. Williamson’s intercession on behalf of Mr. Yang is fruitful, but only to the degree that he begins to draw votes from the current top four candidates. And I hope this isn’t the last we hear from America’s favorite Crazy Cute Hippy Crystals Chick this election season.

– JVW

17 Responses to “Crazy Cute Hippy Crystals Chick Comes to the Aid of Geeky Asian Kid”

  1. Going to be boring as all get out when the field is winnowed down to Biden, Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. Tgiving peole money has been shown to help people – but there are soem sveats:

    1) Usually the people getting the money applied for it. So they had some ideas how to use it.

    2. It was extra money A small of extra money can help people a great deal, but if everybody got it all the time it would”t be extra money. It would be already factored in.

    3. Giving all people some extra money could potentially drive up prices – in test cases on;y afew people got it (and it was extra money)

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  3. Nancy put her thumb on the scales.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  4. You really find her cute?

    I mean, OK, maybe a few decades ago, but…

    Dave (1bb933)

  5. Shes aged well, perhaps even in reverse.

    urbanleftbehind (d01cca)

  6. You really find her cute?

    Jeeze, Dave, first you question Tulsi Gabbard and now Marianne Williamson. I’m beginning to have doubts about your definition of an attractive woman. It must either be highly esoteric or ridiculously limited.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  7. Seriously, if this is not an incredibly attractive 67-year-old woman than I don’t know what is.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  8. I don’t think there are any 67-year old women I would call “attractive”, much less “incredibly”.

    Tulsi has some kind of skin condition on one side of her face; when her makeup succeeds in hiding it, she’s very pretty.

    Dave (56a06c)

  9. ridiculously limited.
    JVW (54fd0b) — 1/24/2020 @ 1:56 pm

    Not to pile-on, but I have to go with ridiculously limited. But then what youth isn’t ridiculously limited?

    Here is an incredibly attractive 80 year old.

    felipe (023cc9)

  10. Here is an incredibly attractive 80 year old.

    Actually, Diane Sawyer is “only” 74!

    Dave (1bb933)

  11. Seriously, if this is not an incredibly attractive 67-year-old woman than I don’t know what is.

    Sigh! She’s a witch, JVW! An enchantress! A spellcaster! A spellbinder! Is there a church by where you are? A real one, Orthodox or Roman Catholic? Go find the priest to say a blessing over you!

    nk (1d9030)

  12. nk (1d9030) — 1/24/2020 @ 5:26 pm

    Sofia forever!

    felipe (023cc9)

  13. Sometimes I feel that I can outdraw my own shadow, felipe. But, really, I’m just a poor and lonesome cowboy far from my home.

    nk (1d9030)

  14. #13
    Didn’t that movie have a sweaty scene in a tent?

    steveg (354706)

  15. I think those were supposed to be sheepherders, and in reality actors doing in a tent on a mountainside what they at other times do in public restrooms in West Hollywood.

    Not that it was entirely inauthentic. It was well-known fact in Wyoming that if a sheepherder was left alone for too long with a flock of sheep on a lonely mountainside … well … you would not be getting virgin wool out of that flock, IYKWIMAITYD. So the sheep ranchers thought the solution might be to team up two sheepherders to tend the flock together. It may have been a solution to the former problem, but in the eyes of many it was not really an improvement of the situation.

    Which is the real reason cowboys looked down on sheepherders, and not because sheep ruined the graze. They don’t, except for the grass they eat instead of the cattle.

    nk (1d9030)

  16. She’s a good-looking woman. I saw where Yang was polling 4th nationally recently. Emerson I think.

    JRH (be3f74)

  17. But what a narcissist. And I guess that goes for most if not all Presidential candidates.

    JRH (be3f74)


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