If you smell something…

October 4, 2015

We’re in the long lead-up to our next presidential election and the bullsh-t has begun to fly.  Presidents are skillful slingers of the cow patty; consider how Bush #2 threw the bullsh-t devised by Dick Cheney and his ilk.

Ilk. Not elk.  We already know Cheney isn’t so good with a shotgun.

Well, more bullsh-t is coming. Inevitably.

Much has been said and will continue to be said about the brilliant observations of Jon Stewart, who used his Daily Show platform to point out the many, many instances when our emperors had no clothes. Integrity. That’s why people responded to him and what he had to say.


I was one of the many who was sad to see his long-running show come to an end. Who will carry the standard from now on? Who will make sure politicians are called on their bullsh-t?

We will.

We, the people of the United States. We’ll do it in order to form a more perfect union.

We’ll do it because we are patriots and don’t need an act or a lapel flag to prove it.

Here are Jon’s parting words on his last show:

“Bullsh- is everywhere,” he told us, pointing to such things as the “need” for the Patriot Act, the “debates” on gay rights and climate change.

He called to our attention something many of us noticed from the start:

“So whenever something’s been titled freedom, family, fairness, health, America: Take a good long sniff. It may contain traces of bullsh-t….
So I say to you tonight, friends. The best defense against bullsh-t is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.”

Yes. Say something. I will. Who else is in?

7 comments on “If you smell something…
  1. Theresa Wiza says:

    I agree 100%. And sometimes I wonder if it takes more than vigilance to combat all the problems. I find myself leaning toward vigilantism sometimes (without violence).

  2. hillsmom says:

    Good Grief! There certainly should be more than two of us agreeing with your posting. Oy!

  3. Beth Havey says:

    We live in very complicated times, complicated by anger and lies and bullsh–. Yes. And we do have to listen and examine carefully before jumping on some bandwagon. Because once there, we might discover that a group of people are alienated; that outward hate of some individuals is encouraged; that lies about honest people are told over and over and over until many believe them. It’s a very sad commentary on our nation. But there must be hope.

  4. Unfortunately one person’s smell of BS is another person’s smell of roses. I see lots of BS, but I would be run out of town commenting on it

  5. I try. Really I do, but even when I call it bullshit, sarcastically, the haters can’t see the joke. Oh how I miss the brilliance of Jin Stewart! But I won’t give up, Carol, I promise.

  6. Oh, how I miss Jon Stewart already. The amount of bullshit out there is staggering, and you can be sure I will continue to call it out when I smell it 🙂

  7. Hi Carol! Yes I doing my best to keep my own bs detector alive and well in my world. I am happy to say that I’m enjoying the new guy Trevor much better than I thought I would. He’s got a REALLY tough job taking over for Jon but I’m pleased to say he had a first good week. While change ultimately comes down to each of us, I’m glad there are others out their speaking out and making us laugh at the same time. ~Kathy

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