Saturday, April 10, 2010

What? No flux capacitator?

A marvel of engineering..

Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. We were getting ready to tape our first introduction video, as a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an academy for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down, this became the biggest talk in the industry, vs our new product which we were introducing. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance from this gentleman.
Tim W

Tom Coburn Jumps the Shark

Coburn WTF
He went on to bash Fox, saying, "Don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody is no good, the people in Washington are good, they just don't know what they don't know."

According to the Senator, constituents should balance Fox with CNN, because it's unhealthy to get the news from one source.  He, himself, reads two newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, because listening to both sides puts things in context, and knowing different views "makes you a better person." 

A better person?  If the Times improves character, may I suggest porn to enhance Bible study.  Coburn sounds like a camp counselor who's spent too much time at a yoga retreat. To know thy enemy is good, but recognize one thing: they are the enemy. 
[Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi].

Boned Jello

The last Senator to go from staunchly reliable conservative to numbfuk, in one heartbeat, was Orrin Hatch in 1993. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and to the complete dismay of conservatives, he turned a blind eye to trashy Clinton nominees coming before his committee, and none were trashier than  Janet Reno.  Hatch refused to hear from any witnesses lined up to testify about Reno's misconduct as Miami's state's attorney, and likety-split she was A/G.  

A little later, I read a small news item about the justice department dropping its probe of Senator Hatch's involvement in the BCCI scandal.  Huh?  I had no idea he was even being probed.  Prolly nobody did, because it was announced by the Clinton DOJ on the very day of his inauguration, Jan 20, 1993.  (In 2001 Hatch admitted to "shielding Reno from right -wing confirmation critics. )  There were other rumors circulating about, but I've always believed that Hatch made that deal with the devil over BCCI.

Now we have Coburn.  Read the whole article [Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi].  I can think of but 5 reasons for his statements.  In the order of their likelihood:
  1. He's bored being a Senator  (but likes being a prince).
  2. He's having an affair with a sophisticated eastern liberal
  3. Had just popped some Ecstasy
  4. Has some enmity for fellow Sen. Inhofe, and is lashing out
  5. He never read his own book .
Whatever the reason, Dr. Coburn has clearly jumped the shark.  Sigh.