Name, rank, and serial number

What is it with carpet and flooring vendors’ skimpy version of the venerable tradition of commercial jingles? It seems all they do is repeat their name and phone number. I spent the last 20 years seeing and hearing

1-800-588-2300, Empire (Today!)

Now, since moving to Boston, the TV constantly assaults me with

877-241 (beep beep beep beep!) LUNA

This minimalist approach is the inverse of the poetry I celebrate in this blog’s occasional jingle of the day. About the only thing worse would be just telling you the name of the company …

We are Farmers!
Bum da-bum bum bum bum bum!

Absurd. If you want to play that game, Homer Simpson did it better when he had a snow plowing business:

Call Mr. Plow, that’s my name,
That name again is Mr. Plow!

I need to triple my blood pressure medication

In 2009, Republican leader Mitch McConnell insisted on completing background and ethics checks before confirming any presidential appointees. Now the GOP is insisting “there’s no reason” to check Comrade Corruptski’s appointees because “these are people that have been highly successful in their lives.” Digby, quoting Sidney Hillman: “Once money became speech, it was only a matter of time before money became ethics.” They are hypocrites, thieves, and the scum of the earth, and in a few days they’ll have near-unlimited power.