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By The Reverend Published: March 26, 2010

I haven't launched into a rant meltdown for quite awhile. I've been purposely trying to guard against any, you know, unSerious ramblings that are bountifully sprinkled with offensive and dreadful curse words.

Today, however, I just cannot refrain from sharing this belly-buster with everyone. When I saw this last night....seriously....I laughed out loud, several times. Congressman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) wins the prize for receiving the craziest phone message in response to his health care vote. Starting at the 58 second mark.....

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Great use of the f-word. As an admirer of strategically placed f-bombs......I give this woman a 100% on her curseword syntax. The message was spoken just calmly enough to be taken seriously but also just crazily enough for me to enjoy a hearty laugh. Here's the transcript....

"Hi, Mr. Mitchell. For the rest of your life, with the vote that you cast, you are going to have to look over your shoulder for as long as you live in this district. You are always going to have to look over your f*cking shoulder because people in your district hate your f*cking face. And don't you forget it. You have riled up people's rage. We are filled with rage and hate, today, towards you, hate like we have never, ever felt. I love my insurance company, and to have you come in between me and my f*cking doctor. I cannot tell you how much I wish a panty bomber would come, would come in and just blow your f*cking ass place up."

I gotta' say....I haven't heard, "hate your f*cking face", for quite some time. Definitely a classic. But my personal favorite line is ..."We are filled with rage and hate, today, towards you, hate like we have never, ever felt."

That line is a scream.

So, I'm slightly warped.....so what?

No f-words in the following clip, but some funny stuff from the only U.S. president to pass comprehensive health care reform in American history. Start at the 1:38 mark...

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"Leaders of the Republican Party called the passage of this bill...Armaggedon...Armageddon. The end of freedom as we know it. So, after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling. Some cracks opening up in the earth. Turned out that it was a nice day. Birds were chirping, folks were strolling down the mall. People still had their doctors."

Good humor....done tastefully.....but good.

American politics are strange. Sometimes scary. That's always been the case. What's so great about it though is...how in the heat of strange and scary politics....Americans don't lose their sense of humor. Whether it's a slightly inebriated, or high, Arizonan woman saying "we hate your f*cking face".....or the president of the U.S.A. saying, "I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling".....we are one people, indivisible, with liberty and humor for all.

Postscript.....in an understandable attempt to find some violence equivalency in a sea of anti-health care reform vitriol and threats of violence.....conservatives were quick to jump on a story coming out of Eric Cantor's office. We had been told yesterday that Cantor's Richmond office window was allegedly hit by a bullet from...no doubt...a liberal hater. Not so....

Later Thursday, however, Richmond police said in a news release that the bullet had been fired into the air around 1 a.m. Tuesday. It finished its random arc back to earth at a sharp downward trajectory, breaking a window pane on the bottom floor of the two-story brick building where Cantor’s campaign leases the top floor.

The spent bullet hit the floor about one foot inside the shattered pane. No one was in the building at the time. A police investigation has yielded no suspects.

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