Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My roommate is a psychic.

Here's proof:

At 8:37AM, a dripping wet, towel-wrapped Bobbi sprang from the shower at Roseholme Cottage like Archimedes from the fabled jacuzzi and said "Oh my gawd, you just know they're going to want to rename the Socialized Medicine Bill after Kennedy!"

At 10:20AM we read this on The Hill's Blog: Byrd wants health bill renamed for Kennedy

I will rent her out to Super Bowl bettors and inveterate pony players for a 20% take of the winnings.



PS: This is the first ever time Sen. Byrd has asked for anything to be named after anyone other than Sen. Byrd.

PPS: If we're going to be naming something after Ted, how about a law concerning nepotism in federal government, or tighter USCG regulations on personal flotation devices in Oldsmobiles?

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes and 52 of the 53 of the new health care bureaucracies created by Obamacare will be headquartered in West Virginia.

Shootin' Buddy

Bram said...

Who is better at edifying than the old Klansman?

Anonymous said...

BTW, is Bobbie psychic or a psychic?

She is channeling Rush Limbaugh who said exactly that earlier this year.

Regardless I will avoid angering her as she has wierd powers that may include the power to kill (or worse, hide my car keys) with her mind.

Shootin' Buddy

Nat said...

One of the funniest things I have ever seen is in Hyannis. There is a book store across the street from the JFK library, and when I was there in '94 they had a display with a pellet gun with a scope in the window. I laughed for years about that.

I would offer condolences to the remaining family, but my contempt for that crooked bunch is so strong, I am tempted to raise a glass instead.

Tam said...

Shootin' Buddy,

Rush who?

Caleb said...

I suppord USCG regulations for autos. Let's put EPIRBs in people's cars! EPIRBs SAVE LIVES.

Whoa, sorry, that was a weird flashback. I was just back on Dilly doing PA tours in Wilmington.

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh. He is a non-wookie, and thus little known on the Internet, old-fashioned, steam-powered radio commentator. Best analogy I can come up with is Alex Jones, but with 1/3 the crazy.

Shootin' Buddy

perlhaqr said...

I'll raise a glass. "Here's to Senators dropping dead! May the rest of the bunch follow his lead."

James E. Griffin said...

You're renting her out for the Super Bowl? The towel wrapped version? SIGH. Oh well, my wife would complain. :)

B.S. philosopher said...

Ya know, Kennedy was way out in front on getting rid of clunkers. a 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont gets what, 11 or 12 MPG?

James E. Griffin said...

And now I hear Ted Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers Robert and Jack. In Arlington National cemetery. Where I have some family, and not a few friends interred. That I drive past EVERY DAY.

Turk Turon said...

"The Edward M. Kennedy Universal Health Care and Full Employment Act of 2009"

dave said...

And now I hear Ted Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers Robert and Jack. In Arlington National cemetery. Where I have some family, and not a few friends interred. That I drive past EVERY DAY.

Bottle of Scotch: $35
Bail: $2000

Giving the Swimmer one last drink, after filtering it through your kidneys: worth every damned penny.

John B said...

Well I guess he served in the Army, thus he can legitimately be buried in Arlington. Though Elvis had a more distinguished service record...

Tam said...

"Rush Limbaugh. He is a non-wookie..."

So he doesn't do illegal drugs, then?

GreatBlueWhale said...

I'm forced to say your comment about flotation devices was just WRONG!

In a wonderful sort of way, of course.

Brad K. said...

@ Tam,

No, no! Rush does *legal* drugs in a illegal manner. Or did.

So, we call the death panels Mary Jo's? The application for coverage for near-drownings an Oldsmobile?

Change ObamaCare to Chappaquiddick Care?

How about, instead, renaming the Stimulus package the Teddy Kennedy Last Pork for Me bill.

kahr40 said...

Just name the damn bridge after him and let it go.

James E. Griffin said...

OK folks, this psychic stuff's getting too weird, and it's gotta stop. Well, maybe it was to be expected for those who know me, some of my friends and some of our relations buried at Arlington. But cut with the psychic in the blogsphere!

Got a call today from a dear lady friend, at FBI. Quite a while back she heard about myself and the grave of a man named Edward Boland. She's also got illustrious family at Arlington.

"Jim, don't you DARE..."

"Umm, what?"

"You know very well what!"

I'm still being a bit dumb. "What?"

"Kennedy, she says "Arlington," she spits. "James E. Griffin, don't you dare go pee on his grave... WITHOUT ME!"

She is the Old Man's granddaughter.

Hope I don't have to explain to HIM!!!

Tirno said...

perlhaqr, that's going to inspire my next protest sign:

"Would the Senate please follow the inspired leadership of Ted Kennedy and DROP DEAD."

Anonymous said...

May he now spend eternity being waterboarded in Hell.

Joe Huffman said...

Tam,

I'm not a betting person (the bet was Caleb was about the third bet in 30 years) but I am interested in renting out your roommate for other purposes. Do have you weekend travel rates?

;-)

Jay G said...

A slight correction. Teddy's Oldsmobile's gas mileage needs to be expressed in terms of KPG: Knots per gallon...

Timmeehh said...

"a dripping wet, towel-wrapped Bobbi sprang from the shower at Roseholme Cottage"

Great! Now I'll have that image stuck in my mind all day, how am I supposed to get any work done?

Brad K. said...

Timmeehh,

Oh, please. I read the post, and the image I get is Mr. Ted slumped in an elevator, with a copy of ObamaCare propped under his right ear. That image has stuck all blinking day.

That terry cloth roommate wrap sounds good, but all I see is the wood paneled elevator image. With Kennedy poo and fluids eking out on the carpet.

staghounds said...

Now, he's the good senator from Massachusetts.

Like William Henry Harrison, the best President ever.

CGHill said...

If it comes down to whether I'd rather imagine Roberta X or Rush Limbaugh dripping wet, wrapped in a towel -

Uh, never mind. Sorry I brought it up. I'll go to my room now.

WV: lingr. No, I'd better go to my room.

Joseph said...

Bobbi's psychic powers may work ONLY when she is dripping wet and wrapped in a towel. Must be from working with all that electricity....
And I'm trying really hard not to imagine the visual...my head would explode!

Lergnom said...

B.S. Philosopher;
I had a '67 Delta, a very similar model to the Teddy Death Car. The day Nixon resigned, I got 25 mpg on the highway with the A/C on.

Kahr40;
They took down the bridge. The island is now served by a ferry with a rather notional schedule.

Roberta X said...

A) It was a very fluffy towel, too. And I am So! Very! Beautiful! with my hair all wet and no makeup. You betcha.

B) Tam, if you ask for more than 10% of my take, your job description is no longer "agent." (A nod to Tom Leher and his advice to Scouts).

C)Joe: are your intentions even remotely honorable?

D) Me, Rush, the janitor: that prediction was like shooting fish in a barrel, as easy as driving off a bridge....

Larry said...

"Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice,
Unless you get a good percentage of her price"

Too bad Olds is gone. Imagine the ad campaign for the floating Oldsmobile:

"This is not your Uncle Ted's Oldsmobile!"

Joe Huffman said...

Roberta X,

Wet hair? Not a problem. In a different environment I would inform you that was an important part of what inspired the rental rates query! But that is for another time, an alternate reality or something...

Honorable? Why, whatever could you possibly be referring too? Is there something wrong with getting you out to Boomershoot to help make explosives? I figure having someone of your intellect, technical skills, and philosophical inclinations in the mid-west with experience in making improvised explosives devices would be an asset.

;-)

Roberta X said...

H'mm, good point, though who's to say I haven't a little such experience already? IEDs, that is.

Roberta X said...

PS: Larry, you win!

B.S. philosopher said...

I had a '67 Delta, a very similar model to the Teddy Death Car. The day Nixon resigned, I got 25 mpg on the highway with the A/C on.

The EPA didn't rate cars back then. Presumably you might get slightly better gas mileage with the Olds 350 and a Rochester 2 barrel than you would with the 455 and a quadra-bog.

A "Car Life" magazine road test in 1968 showed an average of 12.8 MPG city and 14 MPG Hwy for the 1968 Delmont.

http://tinyurl.com/ml2h2b

I suspect your Delta's better mileage was the result of a 2.73 ratio rear-end and taller tires. That and not having a constant BAC of 1.0. :-)

For the record, my 1968 Camaro with a 210 HP 327 and a powerglide transmission got almost 20 MPG if I kept the points and the plugs up.

Michael said...

At 10:20AM we read this on The Hill's Blog: Byrd wants health bill renamed for Kennedy

That would be great if the health bill would just go and die too!

Anonymous said...

"One of the funniest things I have ever seen is in Hyannis. There is a book store across the street from the JFK library, and when I was there in '94 they had a display with a pellet gun with a scope in the window. I laughed for years about that."

Interesting story, because the JFK library is in Dorchester, which is 80 miles from Hyannis, and there is no bookstore "across the street" from it, nor has there ever been.