Archive for June, 2009

Twit Wisdom by Senator Grassley

As reported in today’s Boston Globe, eight year-old Republican Senator Chuck Grassley went straight to Twitter to vent his outrage at President Obama’s request that Congress deliver on the stalled healthcare reform legislation.

Grassley’s first tweet: “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.”

A short time later: “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.”

I’ve scanned through the Senator’s old twits looking for similar condemnations he must have issued every time President Bush said “I want that legislation on my desk” while vacationing at his ranch in Crawford, TX. I couldn’t find a single one. Call me crazy, but I suspect Twitter not having existed back then is only part of the reason.

Candorville’s Twitter posts for the week ending 2009-06-14

  • Riding train thru majestic redwood 4est. Trees older than country. They’d make a gr8 bookcase & matching armoire. #
  • Driving down PCH, looking at all the off-shore oil drilling rigs wrecking the view. Was about 2 complain, then I remembered we’re DRIVING. #
  • RT: Dick Cheney just refuses to get off my TV. Apparently during the years 2001-2008, his secret undisclosed location was the year 2009. #
  • Previous post re-tweeted for new followers & because I used it in a strip yesterday. #
  • Glad to be home. It’s just like the redwood forest I just visited, only with a lot less wood and a lot more plaster. #
  • It takes balls to publicly mock the IRS. But I’d like to keep mine, so I won’t. #
  • At banquet, watched drunk friend accept award & tell a story about how the guy sitting next 2 me was killed by the cops. Best. Monday. Ever. #
  • 88 year-old racist who denied Jews were victims of atrocities shoots up Holocaust Museum in attempt to win 2009 Irony Award. #
  • After Obama = Hate-mongers R shooting people cuz they fear their country is dying. Thank God it IS dying. I like the new one better. #
  • Called 2 ask bank 2 reverse newly-decreased credit line AND THEY DID. Gonna go buy lottery ticket & see where this unnatural luck takes me. #
  • GOP sez NO 2 public health plan b/c it’d kill HMOs. It’d be cheaper, more attractive & every1 would choose it. Yeah, save me from that, GOP! #
  • Grabbed “darrinbell” Facebook name in rush 2 beat 14 other Darrin Bell’s. Regret not picking “BarackObama” instead. #
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