Posted on | August 5, 2012 | 20 Comments
I saw this on Hot Air
According to a source familiar with Reid’s thinking, the majority leader, a former boxer, considers himself a political street fighter now
A bit of Wikipedia takes you to LVRJ:
Reid was not born into a Mormon family and did not join the church until he was a student at Utah State University in Logan. After a rough and tumble upbringing in the mining town of Searchlight, Reid became an amateur boxer and has acknowledged getting “called out” from bars in his youth.
“I am, by nature, somebody that … I was raised where you settled your differences physically, and I still have a little of that in me and I’m fighting that all the time. I don’t want to be mean to people,” he said.
Excuse me, but:
Ha ha ha ha!
We need far more evidence than a story by Tony Batt in a friendly fish wrapper to put some viagra in Harry’s limp tale. If that story sucked any more, it would be. . .a literary biography, wherein Harry Reid was born behind the Iron Curtain, the son of a freedom fighter, whose father died protecting him and his laboring mother from Commies. Mom snuffs it, too, leaving Harry to be raised by wolves. Then he wanders southeast, in the ruins of the WWII Balkans, barely missing a chance to wax a Nazi sympathizer whose name sounds like ‘morose’.
Hopping on a merchant vessel in his late teens, Reid comes to America, learning English from Isaac Asimov novels. The Foundation Trilogy, of course fires his imagination, as a Progressively perfected humanity seems a swell idea. He drifts west, finagles his way through school, launches a political career, and the rest is indistinguishable from an unflushed toilet.
Oh, no, wait: boxer. I get it. Not the pugilist kind, but:
This post is not intentionally an insult to the Silver State. It’s just that when I think of amateur Congressional boxers, I think of my bottle-hitting Congress-tool, ‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran.
More at The Lonely Conservative, where we find out how the Dingy One takes care of ‘the family’. I wonder how much honest, simple investigative journalism it will take to uncover enough ethically dodgy crap in Reid’s past to make resignation seem attractive to the fellow.
I disagree with Bill Quick here. Not to be a Harry Reid apologist even slightly, Ethics Alarms has the right of it. What Jerry Sandusky did was unspeakable; let it therefore remain unspoken, unless delivering a subpoena for similar offenses. The Left denies Truth and opts for nihilism. Let the Lefties destroy their souls without choosing to follow, say I.
While not offering a full theory of “Good Clean Mockery” or claiming any authority over the idea, some of my internal editorial principles are:
- Leave peoples’ names alone. By drawing a line there, I help myself to remember that even Harry Reid has a heart, albeit stone.
- No potty mouth. The internet is full of little Quentin Tarantinos without me adding to that. The Lord sees all, as might someone from church.
- Let the unspeakable remain unspoken. Sexuality is a private matter. If you’re going to make these kinds of accusations against Harry Reid, why not let it all hang out at the Chick-Fil-A with someone of the same gender? Pecca fortiter! No? Me neither.
- Opt for a laugh. As I’ve tried to do in this post.
Update: linked by Hogewash