Friday, February 15, 2008

DC & H's Five for Friday

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all had a great Singles Awareness Day.

First off, out of my home town, comes Jaime Deforge, 28, who wanted to teach a bartender a lesson about handling too much cash at one time in public. Mr. Deforge brought a loaded handgun to the bar, dropped the weapon, and then put it on the bar in order to show the bartender just how easy it was for someone to sneak a gun in. His BAC was .22. I wish I could say that things like this happen infrequently, but, well, this is Barre. After the bartender told him he had to leave, he replied that it was all okay because he's in the National Guard. I say hopefully not for long. Summing up his predicament, Mr. Deforge said "I just don't want to be treated like a dirt bag." Unintentional comedy factor = 10.

Second, and also out of Vermont, is Republican candidate John McCain making a stop in Burlington for an appearance with our Governor Do-nothing, err, Douglas. Hundreds of supporters showed up, which means that the entire Vermont Republican Party was in Burlington yesterday, along with a couple hundred curious folks. I'm kind of puzzled, however. Why even make the trip? It's not like 1) he's going to need our delegates this badly and 2) like he'll lose this state to the Huckster. Did he really think that a bunch of old-time Yankee Republicans were going to go to Huckabee? But really, the thing that really confuses is this: why has a Republican presidential candidate come to Vermont before a Democratic one?

Third, despite all this foolishness from the Republicans, I am glad to report that Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania has solved all of our domestic and foreign problems. He has to have. Why else would he be spending his time investigating the NFL's role in Spygate? Good work Senator.

Fourth, I'm not done picking on Republicans today. Yesterday, the House voted to issue contempt citations to White House counsel and former Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten in connection with their roles in the US Attorney firings. But, nearly every Republican in the House walked out in protest. The Republicans' rationale was that the House should've been addressing a bill they said will enhance our national security instead of the contempt citations. Look, Republicans, you're dead wrong on this one. If our President has been trying to corrupt the justice system, we should know. I'm pretty sure some minor national security bill can wait a day or two. Shame on you again, Republicans.

Fifth and finally, some candid photos from the campaign trail. I wished we'd had this one yesterday.

1 comment:

SayHey Kid said...

Minor security bill!!!??? Shame on you Dewey, this bill protects Americans from terrorists and terrorist attacks. Oh wait, thats the brain washing lingo thats been forced on us for the past 7 years.

Seriously, I couldnt agree with you more, there needs to be accountability and the House is doing just that. My question is, why was this illegal bill approved in the first place.