Monday, August 17, 2009

DeLay dancing with stars in his eyes, etc.

GRUMPY ABE'S THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

  • After watching the painful evolution of a health care reform plan, I have concluded that there may be some things on Capitol Hill that money can't buy. But offhand, I can't think of any...
  • Now that a desperate audience seeking TV world has invited Tom DeLay, a scoundrel of the first rank, to appear on Dancing with the Stars, may we next see a guest appearance by Sarah Palin on Jeopardy? I would pay to see Rush Limbaugh as a pole dancer at Tony Soprano's Bada Bing. Hokier than DeLay on Dancing with the Stars? I think not.
  • How many more national sponsors must Glenn Beck lose before Fox owner Rupert Murdoch, always the bottom-line guy, decide to replace him with old Frankenstein movies to lighten up the fare?
  • Wednesday evening's Tea Party on the Riverfront Mall in Cuyahoga Falls will doubtless have a lot of fussn' about government and taxes in general. As I have mentioned earlier, it is billed as "non political" even though Mayor Don Robart and a legislative candidate, both Republicans, are featured speakers. But considering how much federal and state money has touched down in the city, it might be unwise to complain too much about some of the hands that are feeding the Falls. One example: a $750,000 "neighborhood stabilization" grant from Uncle Sam. Well, as Nikita Khruschchev was fond of saying, "What's mine is mine, and what's yours is negotiable."

7 comments:

John said...

Back and forth, Swing and Sway
The dancers all loved Sammy Kaye.
From making our nation's laws
to Competing for the place of Woz.
Go Break a Leg Mr. Tom Delay.

When I say Break a Leg I really mean Break a Leg.

Grumpy Abe said...

Some pols are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. And then there is Tom DeLay.

PJJinOregon said...

Who says DeLay will have a partner? I suspect he'll do the Russian Cossack dance solo. If you want to win, you must go with your strength!

Anonymous said...

Abe,

More news from the crazy front: Michelle Bachmann waiting on God to signal her to run. I tell you Palin and Bachmann will make a wonderful ticket. The Dumb and Dumber ticket.

http://washingtonindependent.com/55243/bachmann-holding-out-for-signal-from-god-before-mounting-presidential-bid

Anonymous said...

By the way, there are many more examples of Mayor Don Robart's hypocrisy and spending, taxes, and "service fees" that indicate he is no small government conservative. Arshinkoff may be saying that it is an non-party event, but no Summit County Republican (officeholder or candidate) appears at an event like this without going through Alex. This event is an attempt for the local party to capture lightning in a bottle. Simply, the Party has its decaying hands on this lumpy TEA Party. Arshinkoff lackies (Grendell, Robart and La Rose) participation just wraps it up perfectly.

Grumpy Abe said...

Re DeLay's forthcoming dance spectacle: Considering how much experience he has dancing around the truth, I wouldn't bet against him on this one.

Anonymous said...

The specter of Sarah Palin on Jeopardy is just too much to resist. I can hear it now: "Who was what-his-name?"