Friday, March 12, 2010

Naked Thuggery

Disgraced now-former Congressman Eric Massa is clearly loony tunes, but the story he told about Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel is quite telling. Massa says he was in the Congressional gym showers, which had no curtains, when Emanuel strided, naked, into his stall and started poking his finger in Massa's chest and deriding him with furious cursing for not going along with some policy or the other. I'm not sure which hand or finger he used, because he cut one off as a teenager cutting Roast Beef at Arby's. True story. But this shower situation must have been when Rahmbo was still a Representative himself.

In any case, this is an example of the Chicago-style politics now in place at the White House. Many people believe that Emanuel actually runs President Soetoro and not the other way around. It's quite possible. He is a Israeli citizen and former member of their armed forces. Another fun story about him is that he was at a banquet dinner somewhere with a bunch of other politicians when he went crazy and got mad at someone and stabbed his knife into the table in front of him so hard that it stuck in the wood. The man is unstable but he's at least the second most powerful person in Washington.

A lot of people think that he will be fired as a decoy to take some of the heat off Obama. I don't think that will happen. Keep your eye on this guy, he's bad news anyway you slice him.


"There's no easy solution, the price is high and it's time to pay
  turn of the century vision, focused on a better way
  "Resistance!" shouts the man on the right
  Can't solve the problem overnight
  . . .Through the din, one voice we should hear. . ."

-- Queensryche, 1990

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