Monday, October 02, 2006

Foley, Hastert and Stevens, oh my!!!

Lay down your head Mark Foley, lay down your head and cry... yes, it appears that Mr. Foley had gotten a little too friendly with some of his constituants, well, not just constituants but pages, like interns, except in this case younger than say, Monica Lewinsky, just as an example, mind you! ABC news was sent some pretty lethal material (lethal in the career-sense) and no Mea Culpa of any kind was going to reconcile these differences:

"On September 29, 2006, ABC News reported that it had seen excerpts of sexually explicit instant messages Foley had sent to Congressional pages. The instant messages made repeated references to sexual organs and acts."

But herein is the rub (pardon the pun.)

"Federal authorities said the explicit messages could result in Foley's prosecution, under some of the same laws he helped to enact."(thanks to Wikipedia, CNN, USA Today and ABC News for the snippets.)

So, maybe this is a dispicable act, maybe Foley thought he was above the law, thought he was untouchable, maybe he just needed a good cuddle or hug; hello??? HELLO??!!?? Is there anyone home? Wake up, McFly!!! Hey look McFly, your shoe is untied, oop! You are so gullable, McFly!!!

So- who wins??? Well, since his congressional seat is up for reelection, and since it is past the deadline to enter in a new challenger, the freshly resigned Foley, incumbent, woulda-shoulda-coulda-but-not, is up against an independant and a Republican who changed sides(but really how much change did occurr)...oops did I say sides, I meant political parties, Tim Mahoney. ( ) I know what you are thinking- no relation at all, none that I am aware of anyway! In a little quoted blurb Mr. "its time for honest leadership" Mahoney, is criticizing the president on not trying hard enough to locate Osama Bin Laden. Mr. Mahoney is putting his foot do not want to get an Irishmans blood boiling! He thinks we should get tough on the Bin Laden-meister, and do what the 9/11 commission suggests...wait a minute does the frickin' commission report suggest anything??? Anything besides covering up the facts in a cloud of either bad and/or utterly boring writing with circular arguments? Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I guess 2 blogs got the ball rolling, forcing the blow that was dealt to Foley, one was the stopsexpredators blog on blogspot; the other blog, a more humorous offering ( See!??! Blogs are making a difference!!!

This second post is also about our lovely congressmen who serve "We the people..." ...oops I mean misserve! If you go to another fine established blog on our fine internet(, you will discover more lunacy. this bit has to do not only with the very internet that you are surfing on, but it alo has to do with the succession of power from the head dimwit down the line of half-wits, nitwits with nervous ticks and lunatics on the fringe. Ted Stevens, president pro tempore of the Senate, or locum tenens or placeholder for when Dick Cheney is unavailable to be president of the Senate, is also third in succession to the presidency, behind Dick and Hastert the House Speaker, well at least for the moment, since it seems that he knew this Foley deal for a year? ( ) So...back to this Stevens dude...think of that guy talking to Paul Newman and George kennedy in "Cool Hand Luke" : "What we got here is failure to communicate...". Here, let me show you just what I am talking about:

"Here we have a situation where enormous entities want to use the Internet for their purposes to save money for doing what they’re doing now. They use FedEx, they use the delivery services, they use the mail. They deliver it in other ways and they want to deliver it vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck.

It’s a series of tubes.

And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

My favorite part is when he says that his staff “sent him an internet”. I would like someone to send me an Internet, please."
(courtesy posted June 30th, 2006)

So do yourself a favour and visit that chezlark link; you really should know who in congress is in power- but then again, I understand if you really do not want to know- it is really sad! I guess I totally missed the spin on this where the "It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes" bit was fit into a segment on Jon Stewarts the daily show. Again, this man is 3rd in line for succession of the Presidency. Its time for a change; its time for open honest leadership; paid for by the commission to cover up any thing that exposes too much of the truth, and Bullshit, its not just an expression, its a way of being!

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