Ten years ago today, on September 26, 2008, the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s satirical novel “Choke” debuted in theaters. Starring actor Sam Rockwell, the dark comedy told the story of a sex addict who works at a colonial theme park and fakes choking at upscale restaurants to win sympathy (and hopefully financial reward) from wealthy patrons.
Holy moley does that plot line sound like our government in action!
In the very least, the film’s poster serves as a metaphor for all of the events surrounding the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings. And what did we have today?
1) A third accuser represented by Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenetti who claims Kavanaugh attended gang rape parties in high school in which she was one of the victims.
2) A completely unhinged news conference from President Trump in which he lashed out at anyone and everyone, calling the Kavanaugh accusations a big con job, Michael Avenetti a low-life, touting himself a victim of unsubstantiated claims, and railing against China, the United Nations, Obama and opponents of North Korea peace talks.
3) The release of Brett Kavanaugh’s social calendar from 1982!
4) Another rebuke from Trump saying that the United Nations was laughing with him and not at him during yesterday’s General Assembly meeting (contrary to video evidence).
5) Currently, Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony as well as Brett Kavanaugh’s rebuttal are still scheduled for tomorrow with a Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s election to the Supreme Court still scheduled for Friday morning.
Ahhh, your government hard at work! It’s enough to make a taxpayer….Choke