Historic Shift in House Accomplishes Nothing

Politico reports that a Demrat Congresscritter you’ve never heard of — Parker Griffith of Alabama — is turning Repug today:

The switch represents a coup for the House Republican leadership, which had been courting Griffith since he publicly criticized the Democratic leadership in the wake of raucous town halls during the summer.

Yes, Politico, a “coup” that doesn’t change the balance of power in the House, that doesn’t affect the results from upstate New York, and isn’t nearly as momentous as Arlen Specter’s flip last spring — a flip that gave Senate Demrats sixty votes once Senator Al was sworn in.

But hey, slow day. We understand.

Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP [Politico]

I saw some asswipe from republico on cable the other day who smugly said that “some people” call republico “substanceco”.
after barfing I wondered who, your mom?

Parker? Who the hell names their kid Parker? Southerners and their fucked-up naming conventions…

@homofascist: AWE.some!

@SanFranLefty: It was the name of the pen. Kid is lucky his folks weren’t using a Uni-ball Vision to fill out the birth certificate.

Speaking of which, Happy Birthday to you, Lefty.

@sfl: Parker was the branch of the family with the $$$. That’s the southern way. And happy b-day!!

@SanFranLefty: @redmanlaw:

Yah, Lefty, what’s with the not whoring out the fact that it is your Birthday today? How am I gonna wish you a thousand years of happy returns of the day unless I know about it?

Geez. Some people….


Haha, that’s what they get for not copyrighting the moronism.

If I had a son I would totally follow southron convention and name him Paul Tard – . Of course, if my surname were Tard then I could name him Paul and his sister Gaye.

But I don’t so I can’t.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:
speaking of names. I was having fun the other day with yahoo people search.
there is almost literally no stupid name you can think of that some poor schmuck has not been saddled with like:

Ben Dover

Page Turner

Jack Mehoff

Hugh Jass

all I can say is some people should not have children. I went school with a kid named Wildon Wooley.

dick little was a western outlaw who fell in with billie the kid. he musta often wondered what the floozies at the brothel were laughing about. dick trickle drove in many nascar events here in the dirty south. he always veered left. musta been another symptom of looking for love in all the wrong places.

wasnt Tom Cruises name in that race movie something like that?

@Capt Howdy:

LOL. Of course, we were all doing crazy shit back in the late nineties.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:

‘oh little town of BWOOOOOOOOOELTHhem’

@Benedick is Danny Tanner: Who or what is that?

@Mistress Cynica: @Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: @redmanlaw: Thanks, kids! Hey Cynica, aren’t you on a honeymoon? Any funny or wacky stories from last night’s nuptials? Have you seen my mayor yet, he’s vacationing in Kona for a week. If you see some off-duty cops in SFPD uniforms, he’s nearby.

THAT is Giorgio Longdo .
what I love is that Creed is in the same YouTube thread/list.

@SanFranLefty: Happy birthday!!

If you see some off-duty cops in SFPD uniforms… send ’em over here.

@Capt Howdy: The gold lamé sure classed it up.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:
the outfits are the best. they look like he might have made them.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:

You saw that first jacket. Are you telling me that you really think that man has a wife? That is clearly the kind of sartorial crime which can only be committed by an homosexual.

Or did you mean “wife”, with airquotes?

@Benedick is Danny Tanner: Thanks so much for posting that masterpiece. Until now I had not realized that all Christmas carols were actually different lyrics set to the exact same score. I’m afraid to ask how you stumbled upon that performance unless you’ve gotten into the egg nog again.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I mean wife in the Republican sense: fucks with men, hides behind wife. The way God intended.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches:
great minds . . . .
you totally beat me to it.

and the one with snowflakes on the lapels tears it.

@Dave H: A friend passed it on. She knows I like a man with a nice big vibrato.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:
part of me wants to believe that it would not be possible for a homosexual to be that lame. (lame’)

but sadly I have lived in small towns.

@Capt Howdy:

As have I. And I have seen the pedal pushers on men, yes I have. And lived to tell the tale, but just barely.

Pedal pushers? Qu’est que c’est ‘pedal pushers’?

@Benedick is Danny Tanner: Capri pants, aka “manpris” when donned by men.

You mean those things American wear to the beach instead of Speedos the way God intended?

@Benedick is Danny Tanner:
God indeed intended speedos.
but only for the chosen. please.

and we have not mentioned the backdrops.
apparently he made those as well. or farmed them out to local 4th graders.

@Capt Howdy: As one who in his prime sported quite the Belt of Adonis I liked ’em skimpy. However, since becoming an habitué of Brooks Bros I have renounced my Speedos along with my thongs. However, I draw the line at sunbathing in pajamas like most red-blooded American men.

Speaking of which, where is noje? Does the Big Guy have a date? No one is fooled by this auto-post doodad. Is it wrong of me to have fantasies about noje on his date?


In 1984 he was given a chance meeting through a director of Music present at the Conservatory to meet the marvelous Liberacie who offered him an opportunity to work with him in his Show, which Giorgio will forever treasure.


@SanFranLefty: He’s in Hawaii again? Must have either a girlfriend or a dealer there.

Harsh, men, harsh.

He most reminds me of myself when appearing as the handsome one in Very Good Eddie in London’s West End. Which is the second time I was booed (You do not want to hear what I did to They’ll Never Believe Me, or whatever the fuck the song is called). Pitch is a bitch. However, I did at least have fab clothes including a midnight blue tail coat in which I still might want to be buried.

@Jamie Sommers: Probably the latter and not the former, since they undoubtedly flew out to Kona on his father-in-law’s private jet.

But yeah, Mayor McDreamy has been spending more time in Hawaii than in Ess Eff, or so it seems. Before he left, he filmed his weekly You Tube update where he again channeled George W. Bush, but not as bad as the interview last month where he totally seemed to be on the white stuff. Mayor McDreamy got his boxers in a bunch and tried to show his sense of humor in this week’s update, after he was advised to loosen up by a local blogger who has a running gag going about her big crush on him. Her fashion and presentation tips are funny.

@SanFranLefty: Idle thought: might we could see mayor McDreamy’s boxers in a bunch? I mean, is there visual documentation?

@Benedick is Danny Tanner: No pictures that I know of, but there is confirmation he wears boxers. And details about his hair gelling technique. Of course, people here still talk about that day in October 2006 when he went about his day’s public events with his hair ungelled. (It was also the day that Mr. SFL and I got hitched at SF City Hall, coincidentally enough).

@SanFranLefty: SF hitching does it for me.

Not sure how hair gel correlates to boxers-or-briefs sans visuals. Might want to leave that to our Sandy Eggo homo (plus noje) brigade. Unless Chicago wants to chime in?

Wait. I’m sorry, I’m sincerely, non-snarkily confused. He railed against Dems because of the summer’s town hall meetings? Why does that not compute for me? CONFUSED PLZ HALP.

saw an interesting bit about this guy last night which sort of illustrates why I am not as worried as others about a republican surge in 2010.
it seems the local republicans in where ever he is do not think him “pure” so they plan to run a “real republican (read gop-bagger) against him in the primary which the people discussing it seemed to think set the whole situation up for another upstate new york kind of thing where the republican infighting gave the seat to a democrat for the first time since reconstruction or something.

this is why I worry less. I think this is going to happen more and more as the teabaggers take control. and they are taking control. their ideological fanaticism is going to seize defeat from the jaws of victory by chasing away all the independents that might vote for them.
they have shown very little ability to take advantage of dem ineptitude.
I think this, in the end, will save us from the dem bloodbath we might other wise see.

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