Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh Lindsey You Rascal

A casual conversation between Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) during a committee hearing:

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., asked Graham during a hearing if he was “working on grandchildren.” The Republican felt the need to invoke the colorful legacy of his fellow South Carolinian in his response.

“Not mine, but others, yeah,” Graham said. “I guess if I did the Strom thing it’s possible. But I better get started.”

When he was 66, the widowed Thurmond remarried to 22-year-old Nancy Moore in 1968. They had four children. Graham, who is single, is 59.

The chances of Lindsey Graham having grandchildren the same way Strom Thurmond got them are about the same as mine.

Friday, October 31, 2014

In His Dreams

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has fantasies of men.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency,” according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.

I’m sure he was joking, but just in case, boys, update your profile on Manhunt.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rubio Doobie

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gets the pot question… again:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said asking whether a politician has ever tried marijuana is a “worthless question” in American politics.

Rubio, a potential 2016 candidate for president, has consistently dodged the question about if he experimented with the drug as a younger man. In an interview that aired Monday from ABC News-Yahoo News, Rubio reiterated that answering the question honestly is a lose-lose.

“Here is the problem with that question in American politics,” he said. “If you say that you did, suddenly there are people out there saying it is not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did it. And I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana. And I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana. I don’t think there is a responsible way to recreationally use marijuana. On the other side of it, if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you. So it is just a worthless question.”

Translation: Of course I lit up but there’s no way I’m gonna tell you I did.

The very idea of Marco Rubio stoned makes me giggle.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa’s Secret

Taking the debate on Santa’s ethnicity to a new height — that of hilarity — Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) suggests to NPR that the jolly old elf might be Jewish.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The Senate is expected to vote today on the bipartisan budget act of 2013, and it’s likely to pass. In the current toxic political environment, bipartisan is often a dirty word, but as NPR congressional correspondent Tamara Keith reports, the fussing was put on hold at least briefly last night for a gift exchange.

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: The idea for the Senate Secret Santa gift exchange came from Minnesota Democrat Al Franken.

SENATOR AL FRANKEN: Well, why not?

KEITH: Who happens to be Jewish.

FRANKEN: You know, there’s been a lot of controversy about the ethnicity of Santa lately, and he may – maybe, you know, he’s Jewish. He could be Jewish.

Well, why not?  He has to work on Christmas Eve, which most observant Christians take as a holiday.

As NTodd notes, what’s next?  Suggesting that Jesus might be Jewish?  Oy.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

That Explains It

President Obama visited an Amazon.com high-tech sweat shop in Chattanooga last week.  Six days later Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post.  Do you really think that’s just a coincidence?

Not according to ace reporter Ben Shapiro, who saw right through it.

While conservatives and liberals consider the political leanings of Washington Post buyer and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in an attempt to divine how his politics will affect those of the historic institution, the truth appears to be far simpler: the Post is now Bezos’ latest political tool in a crony capitalist effort to work with the Obama administration. How else to explain President Obama puzzling decision last week to roll out his corporate tax plan at an Amazon.com fulfillment center?

It’s like playing with a cat and a laser pointer… hours of endless fun.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, August 7, 2012