Monday, October 12, 2009

We'll Survive, Somehow

A dispatch from the Idiot Culture notes that Tom Delay is apparently leaving a show called Dancing With the Stars. If you've seen this show (I witnessed a few clips of him shaking his booty on the Internet) you're perhaps left shaking your head that a guy famous for political corruption is reduced to trying to change the subject in such humiliating fashion. If it's a little hard to remember what all that fuss was about, we outlined it here two years ago, when he left Congress.


At 9:16 PM, Blogger Joe Lowry said...

A candidate for lead of the month: A 7-year-old Ohio boy playing a game of backyard football was tackled by a deer.

At 11:01 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Wow. Now there's something you don't see every day. Thanks for stopping by, Joe.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Joe Lowry said...

Sure thing. I am actually an avid reader, but follow on Google Reader using RSS so I'm not on the site to comment very often.

At 10:26 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Joe. How go things in the nation's capital? Come to think of it, I may be there in a couple weeks, so perhaps we can renew acquaintances and share a cocktail or two at the Hawk & Dove, a place that looms large in my memory.

At 1:51 PM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

Bread and circuses while Rome burns.

I was driving on Friday night, listening to NPR, and "On Point" was doing a roundtable about the news. A caller came on air and said it all in a nutshell:

"There are so many important stories to be told right now, and yet the media, revealing their true magpie nature, dropped all of that to go chase a shiny balloon for a full day."

Right on. I couldn't have said it better. "Idiot culture," indeed.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

What in god's name was all that baloon baloney about? I must admit I didn't read it, because the headlines made it appear to be so very inconsequential.


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