Oh, I just couldn't stay away any longer.
Let's go with some shots at our old pal Chicago Furlip (Mike Agnello) on 58 Live. Oh, how I loved to hear him squak and squeal like a little baby who got his toy taken away after the mid term elections. I guess they don't teach you how to be a good loser in Chicago. They must teach you how to be just a loser. Oh, yes, Don Blankenship and company were going to come in and clean house. Oh yes. Newsflash. Don's boys, along with Republicans in general got, to quote our very own President, "a thumpin'!!" And Furlip was just all up in arms about this complaint and that. For instance, he complained that Carrie Webster took some unfair shots at her republican opponent. Well boo hoo, freaking, hoo, Furlip. You want to play in the pigpen, don't complain about getting dirty. Yeah, I know, this is so three weeks ago, but I felt I had to comment.
Second, another thing Furlip and company have really done lately, is they are turning 58 live, what used to be a political talk show, into some version of the community bulletin board. Sure, their political views were infuriating, but still, there was an crumb of intelligence involved in that we could at least count on Furlip and company to actually take the right wing talking points memo off the email and read it on air. They now spend more time talking about this canned food drive, or this spaghetti dinner, or this christmas concert, than anything substantive. And it's almost always connected to some church, or some minister is on there shilling for his latest shindig. I have no problem with religion. If you want to practice it, by all means, pray your little heart out, and sing all the songs you want. But please spare me the minute details on a daily basis. I don't bore you with the details of my conversations with the Almighty, why don't you try the same. This has gotten so bad, I'm listening to those two Marshall idiots (along with moronic Delegate Danny Wells) on 1240AM sports in the evening, because at least they talk about the day's relevant sports issues, as opposed to simply shilling the next covered dish dinner and 580AM remote broadcast for 2 hours.
Also, in keeping with this, has anyone heard Furlip's little holiday greeting on the radio of, "Merry Christmas, and Blessed New Year?" See, this jackass can't even do it normal, like everyone else. I've never heard anyone ever say that. It's always, "Merry Christmas, and a HAPPY New Year." But no, Furlip has to revert to his past as a tent show evangelist and throw "bless" in there, which, one can only assume is short for "God Bless." No, Furlip can crow on and on about the "war on christmas" but he has no problem changing his little "holiday" saying to be even MORE religious. If I want to be preached to, I'll watch that guy scream at me on Monday nights from 8 to 8:30 on that local access tv channel.
And lastly, oh, how the whines came fast and furious the other day when Papa Joe suggested tying the table games to seniors' in home health care costs. That way, if you are a legislator against table games they can paint you as against senior citizens. Ohhhhhhh, how Furlip whined and bitched and moaned about "Oh, that's just crap. That's not fair. If you want to argue the merits of table games, just say they'll bring in good paying jobs, we need the money, it'll spur other businesses like hotels and restaurants, etc., and then we can debate that." What a bunch of crap. Agnello doesn't want any debate on table games, beyond, "Gambling's bad, we shouldn't have table games." His plea for a "debate" on the issue is even more disingenuous than Manchin's tying table games to seniors' home health care costs. I hope table games passes and every time I play blackjack at Tri-State, I'll think how much that will piss off Furlip. Hell, I'd play almost for that satisfaction alone.
Oh, who's next. Let's go with Slick Vic Sprouse. First, he can't even man up on his not seeking the minorty leader post. On his own blog, he claims the biggest reason for him not seeking it this term, is because he's not sure if he wants it or not. Are you kidding me? I guess we shouldn't really expect any sort of honesty from Sprouse. He wants it the post. But he knows he's a liability to the party because of his personal life's shenanigans. So much a liability that his party's senators can't vote for him in good conscience. But according to Sprouse himself, that's not the main reason he's stepping down. Riiiiiiiiiiiight. I guess that type of bullshit is about par for the course, for Slick Vic. Honesty and humility, are about last on his list of concerns. He also goes on about "and I don't think I have the votes, either" as another reason for his quitting. Well, he's at least right about that. He doesn't have the votes. None of Republicans in the Senate can vote for him without taking a beating from their own constitutents who think Sprouse is a scumbag.
And then, he has another post on his blog about how Wanda Carney and Betty Jarvis (two recently convicted criminals) aren't really guilty of anything. Well, the public record begs to differ with Sprouse. But Sprouse is the type of guy who also doesn't see anything wrong with not recusing himself from the Senate vote on his fiancee, Ms. Lanning, being appointed to the State Board of Phyiscal Therapy, either, so, I guess you have to again (unpleasant as it may be) consider the source. Ethics is definitely not Vic's strong suit.
Hmmmmmm, we've cracked on several republicans, let's smack the Democrats around. I think I heard Clinton say right after the election, the democrats have a chance, not a mandate, after the midterm elections. He's dead on about that. Another example of how astute a politician he is. I just hope they use the next couple years to pass some meaningful legislation, and not just turn this into a democratic witch hunt for what's left of the current administration. Then again, they are politicians, so I guess expecting them to act like adults is a pretty tall order. Maybe if they screw up too, a viable third party will emerge. But I doubt it. Oh, and please, for God's sake, don't run Hillary for president in '08. You've got some potentially winning candidates if you'd just pay attention. If you are going to run Hillary, just run that loser Kerry instead, and you can at least save money on reprinting campaign signs and just use the ones left over from his last presidential disaster.