Monday, June 15, 2009


While I compile more Cam for you (can't seem to find that classic Amerie remix anywhere), I just wanted to belatedly call attention to this bit of insanity. Apparently back when Obama was in Paris, he said something in his weekly radio address about Congress needing to act really quickly on healthcare, which may or may not make any sense, but it's not a grotesquely outre idea or anything. However, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican member on the Senate Finance Committee, took offense, and tweeted the following tweets:

1. "Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us 'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."

2. "Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a 'hammer' u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL"

And a day later Sen. Grassley, the Republican caucus's leading mind on matters of finance, had this to say of Al Gore:

"My carbon footprint is abt 25per cent of Al Gore. I'm greener than Al Gore. Is that enuf?"

I mean, no, but thanks for bringing back alternate spellings last seen on the back of Big L's overrated debut album. Like what is next? "Pres Obama come to Iowa u wil see that we don't play that socialized medicine shiznit, FALL BACK or get ur dome cracked"? Recall that this is the same guy who said that AIG executives should "take that deep bow" and body themselves with Japanese samurai swords. After which he tweeted, "Today was big TV day. Evrybody took me seriously that I wanted AIG management to commit suicide Intelligent journalist can't realize rhetoric." How is it that my party's would-be Senate Finance Chairman has the mind of a Spectacular in Pretty Ricky defending youtube-commenting 12 year old?

Other classic tweets from Grassley:

On way 2 Titonka 4 twn hall mtg. Just saw 1st farmr in field. Won't b long b4 all is green. He was sowing oats. Not the Wild kind

Great trnout in Titonka. Twn hall was in beautifl new libr. More outrage ovr 2 much fed spend, govt intrusn. [Wouldn't it be hillarious if the beautifl new libr was built with fed spend?]

Anthr pckd house in Clarion. Lots of outrage abt fed spending. I hear them.

Sorry I referred u to Greta and me last nite on Fox. Arrest of Chi murderer preempted. Tune in tonite

Just read WStJ Fri HOUSE of WORSHIP column abt Antisemitism in Chavez venezuela Wakeup call for all who blev in freedom of religionStopChavz

Thanx to Obama Afgan strategy Demo Sen that wantd pullout timeline in Irag now say no Afgan timeline Finally reconize u don't tell enrmy ...

U won't bleve this but just got intrvud by Joe Morton of Omaha World Herald abt why I TWEET. Only birds TWEET????? !!!!!!! Glad to xplain

Geithner call to tel me he's cancling 60 jobs in Wloo. No renewal of contract to collect bk taxes. Vry disapted

Sitting in on a Farb Bill Meeting

[One minute later]: Sitting in on a Farm Bill Meeting


bding7 said...

"Only birds TWEET????? !!!!!!!"

As a general citizen, this kind of thing is embarrassing, I can't imagine how a conservative like you feels. More broadly, I can't say I understand the goal of Twitter, and I'm betting one doesn't exist. My roommate does it and it confuses the hell out of me. I can't really think of a time when I really wanted to say a quick quip for all to hear. I need space to expand on my thoughts.

tray said...

I don't know. I actually think I could do this whole blog in Twitter format. For instance, "Soulja Gangsta Grillz - not so good. SB inexplicably chose to rap whole mixtape in YOUUUUU mode." Or, "how can you jock Gucci but front on Kia Shine," or, "is it me or is Hurricane Chris a slightly less talented version of Boosie without the helium tank"... etc.

Badmon3333 said...

I just signed our newspaper up for Twitter... personally, though, I'm not into it... I can actually see more business value (in terms of getting news to younger readers) than personal value in it.

Although personally, I'm all for politicians tweeting - Grassley may actually be a WORSE speller than Big L.