Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What Was That Whore's Price? (Senatorial Ed.)

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham enthusiastically praised President* Donald Trump on Wednesday for his foreign policy, a continued departure from his sharp criticism of Trump during the 2016 race and even after the election. ... “I am all in. Keep it up, Donald,” Graham added. “I'm sure you're watching."
If I know anything about Trump, this will fall into "too little, too late" as far as he's concerned. He values friends and loyalty and has less regard for those who have been conquered.

I don't know what to make of this, other than to wonder if the payoff was in the seven or eight figure range:
Bill O’Reilly, the star of Fox News’ primetime line up, is leaving the network after more than two decades.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.
I doubt if his core audience gave a fuck. But advertisers don't like their products being linked to sexual abusers, especially considering who has the purchasing power.

Fox News is clearly trying to shed its reputation of being friendly to sexual harassment. Good luck with that.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts:
Embattled former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday, authorities confirm.

According to a spokesperson with the Massachusetts Department of Correction, Hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to a window at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
Because he had an unadjudicated appeal from his first conviction, that conviction will probably be vacated and he will officially be a non-convicted murderer.

The same thing happened, you may recall, when one of the Enron crooks croaked while his appeal was in progress.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

What is best in life?
- Plentiful hot water
- Competent dentistry
- Soft lavatory paper

CenterPuke88 said...

Betting on 8 figures for Billy, he was a money press for Fox for years.

Borepatch said...

Linsey Graham represents everything wrong with politics in America today.

3383 said...

Kenneth Lay's death annoyed me because none of his ill-gotten gains would be returned to anyone. Some lawyers got a chunk, but they always take care of themselves first.

Stewart Dean said...

And Tucker Carlson gets Billo's spot. Lucky Tucker...or not...
First Prize at Fox News: 15 minutes of fame and coverage. 2nd prize: One month as specialist guest commentator. 3rd prize: Three years as a hack conservative with a cute little bow tie 4th prize: the rest of your life as the retread, wind-up, miserable SOB stand-in for Bill O'Reilly, trying the rest of your sorry career to be as ugly and self-righteous as Billo. Oh and there are all the wonderful men and women who fawn over you when they find you in public: *Your* people. Yum.

Like having your very own circle in Dante's Hell. What luck!

There are some prizes you don't want to win.

CenterPuke88 said...

$25,000,000 buyout for O'Reilly, cha-ching