What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 10, 2011

Funny How Things Connect

You may have missed it, what with all the coverage of the domestic terrorism in Arizona, but former Texas Representative Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in prison today.

3 years.

The first series of Star Trek was only on TV (first run) for 3 years.

Attached to the coverage of the Arizona-based domestic terrorism is the discussion about turning down the heated political rhetoric as it may, you know, damage the body politic or something.

Guess what?

Tom Delay was a practitioner of heated political rhetoric.

From my favorite rag, the Tribune-Review from 2007:
Democratic leaders are acting like traitors by opposing the Iraq war, and President Bush must answer with a toughened stance, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Monday.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "are getting very, very close to treason," DeLay said in a meeting with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"We have people dying," he said. "Not just our soldiers, but innocent citizens dying in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of these evil people, and you have your elected leaders making these kinds of statements that embolden the enemy. It's unbelievable."
Yep he said that. He said that failure to support Bush's war was "very very close to treason." And that Senator Reid and then-Speaker Pelosi were traitors.

And he's going to jail. The Hammer's going to jail.


rich10e said...

da hammer's gonna to da slammer

Joshua said...

Hot Tub Tom is going to be sucking on something, but it won't be a strawberry daiquiri.

rich10e said...

why Josh is he gay... and if he was so what