This morning I was a guest on 1110AM KFAB’s Scott Voorhees show. You can hear the entire interview here:
Scott and I discussed state Senator Ernie Chambers’ recent “Ernie-gram” where he endeavors to make fun of state Senator Bill Kintner’s wife, Lauren, who has Stage 4 cancer.
I also noted other times Chambers has made disparaging remarks towards women — such as when he said of associate Attorney General, “She will have to get her ecstasy some other way, maybe with a vibrator. I doubt she can get a man.”
You’ll note some of the reasoning the OWH Editorial page gave for Kintner resigning:
“He has anointed himself the Legislature’s conscience, lectures colleagues who disagree with him on social measures and said fellow senators act like “monkeys” and “prostitutes” — hardly the mark of a mature adult or an effective lawmaker.”
You’ll turn Smurf-blue if you hold your breath waiting for the OWH to make the same judgment about Chambers’ “maturity”.
This is a remote recording that I made of the show. If KFAB puts up the show on their podcast page, I will replace this with their version.
You can also direct download the entire podcast here.
…Sittin’ here on Capitol Hill
Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford has a couple of new TV ads out. Here is the most recent:
This ad is (of course) deceiving, because he lists two different bills: one he Sponsored, and another he Co-Sponsored — i.e. just signed on.
The one he sponsored, i.e. wrote, had exactly FIVE Co-Sponsors (that’s out of 435, kids).
And it went no where.
Which is what happens as a Freshman, in the Minority Party, with no influence.
The bill that he co-sponsored did have 36 other co-sponsors — and just like the song goes, is still just only a bill. A big fat zero.
So huzzah to THAT spot!
And the next? ISIS! See it here:
Here, Ashford claims that he is personally fighting him some ISIS.
And here is some info gleaned from the NRCC:
CLAIM: Ashford is “working to destroy ISIS”
TRUTH: Ashford voted to cut funding to the fight against ISIS.
Ashford voted for an amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to combat ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. If this legislative language Ashford supported had become law, it would have eliminated the funding our military uses to fight ISIS.
Ashford also voted on separate language to cut off funding for Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the operation to eliminate ISIS.
CLAIM: Ashford was “against closing GITMO”
TRUTH: Ashford has voted repeatedly to shut down GITMO.
OK, we got all that factual stuff worked out?
Now…did you hear how Ashford said, “nuclear” (which should be pronounced “NOO-klee-er).?
Yes, it’s the same way George W. Bush used to say it. Which was goofy.
And it’s how Homer Simpson says it.
And Peter Griffin.
And there’s a whole Wikipedia page devoted to it.
Here, let me help:
Uh, so there you go, 2nd District voters…
(You may need to hit the little “audio” icon on the Vine to make it stop…)