Friday, February 17, 2006

Some levity...

... but only because I like you, and you've been working really hard.

Poor Harry Whittington, a living metaphor for what the Bush administration is doing to the entire nation, APOLOGIZES TO CHENEY.

(Whittington actually seems like a good guy: a Republican millionaire lawyer who hangs out with a bad crowd, sure, but apparently pretty progressive on prison reform, especially for Texas. And certainly gracious; a stand-up guy. Compared to him, Cheney looks like... well, like what he is.)

OK, back to the phones!! Hyah!!


Pontificating Weasel said...

Oh, mama! ROFL! Yeah, this is just hilarious! Two old guys who have been good friends for years go quail hunting and one of them, while trying to shoot at quail, accidentally blasts the other one with a shotgun, sending him to the hospital and causing a huge uproar. LMAO! I haven't laughed this hard since my cousin slid on an icy road and wrapped his car around a tree! That was a howler, too! And then there was the time grandma got Alzheimers and wandered off into the peach orchard and died of exposure! We still get a chuckle over that one! Thersites, you are such a card! You and I ought to get together some time, drink a case of beer and see how far we can drive the wrong way down the freeway until we hit something. That would be such a hoot! Glad you're having a good time. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

PW: You're right. What I found funny was Whittington apologizing to Cheney, but I didn't make that clear -- which was unfunny, and unfair to the victim. One for you.

Christopher said...

Earlier this week, I laughed and shook my head in disbelief, as the doctors at Corpus Christi hospital spoke to the media and announced "this hospital and this city is better for having Mr. Whittington here."

Really? How? Did someone make a financial contribution to the hospital to curry extra care? Or, did the good doctor's bizarre remark grow more out of a mob-style shake down?

The Cheney/Whittington fracas remains one of the more peculiar in recent political memory.

Pontificating Weasel said...

Well, Whittington's apology just exposes him for the right wing religious fanatic that he is:

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34

And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. Matthew 5:40

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3

Fundamentalist whacko right down the line. Just the sort of thinking the evil vice president would foster.

Anonymous said...

PW: Boy, you had a good point the first time around, and I appreciated it, but I think you're off base now. If Mr. Whittington believes and abides by the Scriptures you're citing, then that makes him a very good man, and probably explains why he is interested in prison reform.

Why do you think those beliefs would make him a "fanactic"?