From Pine View Farm

Preoccupations 3

There’s the old story about the fellow who goes to a psychiatrist.

The shrink shows him an inkblot (I said it was an old story) and asks, “What does this remind you of.”

The patient answers, “Sex.”

The shrink shows him another inkblot, asks the same question, and gets the same answer.

After about 15 minutes of this, the shrink says, “I believe you are preoccupied with sex.”

The patient sits up angrily and retorts, “Me! You’re the fellow with all the dirty pictures!”

That patient had nothing on Republicans.



  1. George

    May 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The citizens of Tennessee will deserve what they get. Health and science teachers will be harder to hire, decent ones, anyway. They then can make gym and shop teachers do the job. Then when teen pregnancy spikes a bit after a few years, they can rail about promiscuity and blame it on Planned Parenthood some more and try to institute a bill of attainder against it, which a court judge will strike down as unconstitutional. And then they’ll rail against activist judges and the tyranny of the US government and the stupid people of Tennessee will elect even more hard line crazies into office to fight that evil. And then they will go after the gays because the gays always have something to do with the alleged decay of sexual morality and they’ll try to make the pill illegal or impossible to get because just the thought of it makes teenagers into sluts. And after a year and the teenage pregnancy numbers increase again, they’ll … It’s called a death spiral.

  2. Frank

    May 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    What puzzles me is why more persons have not remarked on the essentially pervy nature of the Republican preoccupation with sex.   When I was 15, I didn’t think about sex as much as those old white men do.

  3. George

    May 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Because they were never cool and unless they were football stars, they didn’t get as much as they would have liked. Look at Paul Ryan and some of these characters, particularly the white old geezers in the south. Do they ever look like they could have been successful with the teenage trophy girls before they had money? No way. And it’s stuck with them, scarring them. Now they have power and they will have their revenge. Those impure high school sluts who wouldn’t have anything to do with them, they’ll fix that entire thing. Does Rick Santorum look like he could have ever wound up with dates with any cool girls when he was a teenager or in college? The guy’s first job was as one of the lawyer/fixers for WWF pro wrestling in Pennsylvania in the mid-Eighties, when it was still kinda smalltime dogcrap rather than the bigtime dogcrap it is now. It’s easy to see why he uses religion and politics to clobber human sexuality. He was just never someone who would have enjoyed much of it before he became famous for being a theocrat fascist. I think the world is full of such people.