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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:07 AM
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Boehner, colossal jerk, just sang "Zippety doodah..." when asked
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 04:16 AM by Skidmore
about why the House wasn't staying in session to work on this budget issue. Just saw the video on ABC. No tears, just a jaunty little show tune.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/07/boehner-pelosi...

snip...

After the speakers news conference, as he walked through the Capitol, reporters following him asked what he thought about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids suggestion that it was untoward for the House to be out of session this weekend while the Senate stays in session to take up Cut, Cap and Balance.

Boehner declined to comment, instead humming a tune before singing aloud: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, my oh my, what a wonderful day. ...

snip...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:44 AM
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1. We have it on tape, you say?
Take VERY good care of it.

Pity he didn't have a fiddle to accompany it.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:56 AM
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2. It's on video somewhere. ABC showed him.
I just haven't found the right video yet.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:02 AM
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3. I saw that too. What is up with that? nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:04 AM
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4. A song we can hang on his neck like a noose.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:08 AM
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5. Thanks for the backup. Sometimes us early risers see a brief
bit that seems to disappear during the day. I get tired of not being believed sometimes when I bring things like this up.

I don't know what his point was but I had steam coming out of my ears when I saw that bit.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:21 AM
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6. So I'm not the only one who has lived through the ridicule of
telling people something I heard on the 4:30 AM news which never reappears...

That happens a lot here in Philly where TPTB get a hold of a local story from the overnight and kill it.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:24 AM
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7. Absolutely. A little validation goes a long way.
Doesn't it?
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:29 AM
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8. Kicking for the morning crowd.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:30 AM
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9. I didn't know he was into show tunes.
May the rumours fly.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:32 AM
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10. Not a rumor. He actually did this.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:36 AM
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11. I'm not saying this is a rumour.
I'm saying that rumours may start circulating if he is observed routinely singing show tunes.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:41 AM
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12. hmmmmm
A Republican
Cries at the drop of a hat
Dresses somewhat flamboyantly for a Senator
Likes orange
Likes showtunes


......hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:56 AM
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13. Actually, it's not really a "show tune" (not like "Phantom of the Opera," anyway)
I think it's from a Disney movie -- "Song of the South." You know, Uncle Remus, Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, the tar baby, and all that.....
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:06 AM
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14. The songwriter was Jimmy Hanley...
... my best friend's father.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:42 AM
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15. Neat. And now I'm responding to the best friend of the son of the man...
who wrote the tune that The Orangeman hummed on his way to...

Wait a minute. There's a Kevin Bacon in here somewhere, and I'm gonna find him! :hi:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:05 PM
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16. Kicking for the evening crowd. It was apparently a zippety doodah day.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:11 PM
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18. edited-
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 07:13 PM by Bluerthanblue
I linked to the same link you did.

:blush:

K&R at least.



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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:26 PM
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19. HERE ya go Skidmore-
he's singing it 4:20 minutes into this segment.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec11/debt...

:hi:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the link.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:03 PM
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21. Whoops, dupe.
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 08:03 PM by Skidmore
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:06 PM
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17. Oh, you mean that song from the racist "Song of the South?"
They're not even veiling their racism anymore. Frightening.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:29 PM
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20. He is trying his best to make sure his base knows he is a racist
fuckwad...he gets votes that way.
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