Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12-8-2010 The Weekly Claw

Short edition this week. I’m trying to decide how much I dislike the deal that the GOP made with Obama this week. We gave up waaaaay too much to maintain the status quo on income taxes. Why should anybody need 3 years worth of unemployment benefits?

Considering how deep in cahoots Obama is with the unions, I’m surprised that there has not been any federal action regarding a bunch of union (UAW) jobs that are about to be lost in Hurst, TX. Bell Helicopter is moving just about all of their remaining helicopter production away from their home base in the DFW Metroplex, where the workers are in a union, to Amarillo, TX, where the workers are not unionized, and where nobody really wants to go to get a job. Let’s face it. Who in their right mind wants to live in Amarillo? Larry Bell moved his company to Hurst for a reason in 1951. From that location, he could take advantage of the work forces in Dallas and Fort Worth, which has now become one large metro area instead of two cities 45 miles apart.

We have now uncovered the holiday season talking point of the Democratic Party: Welfare is the biggest stimulus ever devised! We all thought that it was just a case of Queen of the House (not for long!) Red Nanny P-Lousy’s two remaining brain cells having a Gaffes Biden moment when she spouted that nonsense in July, but the idea has caught on. Here she is saying that low taxes are not conducive to job creation while unemployment checks really work. Meeeechigan’s Senator Stabenow agrees, which might explain why her state’s economy has been in the toilet for years. Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown used the same fatally-flawed logic on Tingly Leg Matthews’ show. Stabenow and Brown do have an excuse for this stoooopidity. Their states have been going downhill for quite a while, even during the low-tax years, but the tax rates aren’t what destroyed jobs in Meeeechigan and Ohio. The destroyer of jobs in those states was (drum roll please) UNIONS!!!!!

One of the early stars of the Dallas Cowboys, Don Meredith, passed away suddenly this week at age 72. “Dandy Don” quarterbacked the Cowboys in two NFL Championship games against Green Bay, including the “Ice Bowl”, and later became a broadcaster for ABC’s Monday Night Football and a commercial spokesman for Lipton iced tea. For a while, he lived just down the street from The Crawfish…a very young Crawfish. He was truly one of the great characters of the game. “Turn out the lights. The party’s over.” Rest in peace, #17.

One of the overpaid idiots of the NFL flapped his jaw a bit too much this week. Antrel Rolle (what kind of name is Antrel???) said the fans shouldn’t boo the players, comparing them to our military. “We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously.” Really? Do you want to trade places with our military? Do you want to get paid less in a 20-year career than you now get for half of a season? Do you want a retirement that pays less than 5% of your NFL retirement? Do you want health insurance that sucks? Do you want to spend lots of time away from home with the chance of getting shot, instead of working one day a week in front of adoring crowds? Do you want to actually work all year instead of taking off half of the year?

Homeland Security Ditz Napolitano says giving illegals amnesty in order to go to college would help our anti-illegal immigrant efforts. Liberal logic on display.

If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!" Oliver Cromwell, 1653, on dissolving the Long Parliament (fitting for today’s Congress)

The Constitution of the United States


  1. Ya gotta laugh at Napolitano's statement.

    Here's an idea: if we give amnesty to absolutely everybody, we can declare complete victory over the problem of illegal aliens, since there won't BE any more illegal aliens.

    It could be the start of a whole new and effective strategery.

    Too many crimes in the country? Overcrowded prisons?

    Repeal all the criminal codes!

    Voila! Crime rate is now zero, and the prisons are empty!

    I don't think there's anything inside Napolitano's head but a complete vacuum. I'm surprised it doesn't suck her eyeballs into her skull.

  2. Brian,
    quit insulting vacuums like that!

  3. Napolitano= incompetent beyond belief. As to Stabusintheback,this utterance from her piechute isn't surprising. We've gotten rid of Granholm,this idiot,and Levin, need to be the next to go. With the reelection of Dingaling and Conyall,Michiruit is still a LONG way from having competent legislators in DC.As to Antrel,the empty head from the National Felon League,I think you can figure out where the name came from.His mom,Shanquineshalexus. Guy has obviously been swatted in the head a few too many times. Danderoo,and Howard too. THAT was MNF worth watching. Haven't watched MNF in,oh,10 or 12 years. Don't much miss it,either.OK,my friend,C ya next time.

  4. 1. Okay so Bell wants to move to Amarillo. No unions in Amarillo. Do the math.

    2. Unemployment checks stimulate the economy and GIVING citizenship to illegals would help our anti-illegal programs. Once again I gotta say it's not the stupidity of the politicians that I see but the stupidity of enough people to vote them in office. That is amazing.

    3. A couple of nights ago a newscaster said Meredith was the first Cowboy quarterback.
    I argued that Eddie LeBaron was. Clarify??

    4. Antrell has to be the biggest idiot to ever shit between a pair of heels.
    He "risks himself on the field"
    Yeah, he risks himself for himself. He takes those risks for megabucks. For no other reason.
    There are NFL players who risked their all for the American people. A couple come to mind but I won't mention them in the same paragraph as this POS.

    5. Chad Hennings. Pat Tillman.

  5. Buck,
    1) But Amarillo's workmanship has been shoddy in comparison. Much less rework from the Metroplex workers.
    2) Stoooopid is as stooooopid votes.
    3) Meredith was actually signed to a personal services contract by Tex Schramm and Clint Murchison before the expansion draft and regular draft, so he was a Cowboy before LeBaron...even though Eddie started for the first few years.
    4) yup
    5) That reminds me. I need to get myself a Tillman Cardinals jersey.

  6. As a Air Force vet I resnt the remark of this overpaid egomister! what planet is Rolle on or did he bang his head to often on the "feild"--as far as "nappy" of the DHS I can think of one dept that can go to cut spending. well anyway crawfish--to change the subject--I want to wish the Best this Christmas season !!come on by for a Christmas message

  7. Buck,

    You stole my thunder on the NFL idiot. Small wonder why I stopped watching the National Felon League about 15 years ago.

  8. Gunny:
    I, too, have given up on professional sports in general and NFL in particular.
    When I was a young boy...back in the '40's and '50's my heroes were every player on the Fort Worth Cats minor league team. I watched many of them go on up into the big leagues. There was none of the crap that goes on today.
    Those players are kids heroes and role models.
    What the hell kind of a roll model is Michael Irvin? Or Vick? What the hell is the NFL saying by allowing drug dirty players to continue playing. Or what is the NFL saying when it takes Vick back after his brief stint in the pen?
    The NFL from commissioner to water boy is a corrupt, immoral organization.
    But it is all about the money and to hell with kids in their impressive years.

  9. I agree with cromwell. GOOD GRIEF--the lame-o press is lementing that because of the so called TAX-cut deal Owhammy may have to suspend his Hawaian vacatio0n---YET-ANOTHER vacation?? WHEN ever has this wannabe been long enough in the Whit House TO DO HIS JOB?? on a better note-great news on the the ruling on Obummercare--no doupt it will go to the Supreme court --the lines are drawn---it's the current government or the Constitution.

  10. EXCELLANT stuff as usual ! ---this is Shadow95- I am with all the Republicans who are happy that "nanny" dearest was voted minority leader--it shows that the Dems GET what they vote for!!

  11. Another amnesty idiot..... We've tried amnesty before.. it DOESN"T HELP ANYTHING!!!!!.. of course we know how the left views history...

  12. Buck,
    we went to a Cats game at the new LaGrave Field this year.

  13. Pat76,
    He needs to go HOME for his vacation...back to Indonesia!
    (and stay there)

  14. Shadow,
    welcome back to The Claw!
    I can't wait to see her dragged kicking and screaming outta the Speaker's Office!

  15. Eric,
    They view history however they write it. Never mind the facts!


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