Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Congress Critter Snaps

North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge (full name, Bobby Ray Etheridge) was caught on video blowing his top when a student reporter asked whether he supported Obama’s agenda (Stacy McCain has the video, plus some unflattering headlines ol’ Bobby Ray has garnered around the state).

Dan Riehl points out that Bobby Ray received an “F” from two gun-ownership groups (sure; temperamental guys prefer a world devoid of people willing and able to defend themselves). By the way, here’s Bobby Ray’s Republican opponent.

Update: Bobby Ray has now apologized. “I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse, even if I have to kick ass to get ‘er done. And it’s ‘Bobby F**kin’ Ray, not ‘Bob’...WHAT ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT, PECKERWOOD?” (I may have employed a little literary license, there; but you know he was thinking it).

13 comments:

Irobot said...

O/T

Happy Birthday Paco.

Paco said...

Irobot: How on earth did you remember that? Many thanks. It was a great day; a bird pooped on my shirt. I'm told that that is supposed to mean good luck (alas, that's exactly the kind of good luck I'd be likely to have).

RebeccaH said...

Today is your birthday?

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy biiiiirthdaaaay to yooooo!
Happy birthday to you!

TimT said...

Happy birthday old chap.

That video is a neat illustration of how to lose your political career in one easy-to-follow step.

richard mcenroe said...

Let's cut him open, count the rings and see how old he is. We can probably look for proof of global warming while we're at it...

Minicapt said...

No, check the teeth first; that's where all the good info is hidden.

Cheers

Paco said...

I'll spare you the guess work. Fifty-five; you know, practically waiting for the end.

Merilyn said...

Happy birthday Paco, you are still a young-un, being only in your 50's. Remember, that 50 is the new 30.

missred said...

happy birthday old man *hehe*

missred said...

now back to the post.. i must admit.. although mr e did lose it, i think it could have been quickly diffused if the gentlemen making the tape had simply answered his questions as to who they were. methinks he was a bit provoked and that does our cause no good. we must take the higher ground

prairiecat55kc said...

Of course now that someone else has mentioned it, I KNEW someone else had a birthday same as my mister! He's a year younger than you, and I had no memory at all that you're just June-November older than I, Paco!

Duffy's was good. Uneventful is good.

Paco said...

Just tell him not to stand under a bird.

Irobot said...

Hi Paco,

Someone I know well shares your birthday so this makes it easy to remember yours as well.

Glad to hear you had a great day, apart from the bird. Not a buzzard I hope.

Cheers.