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Reid might lose eyesight after exercise injury but touts workout routine as proof he’s fit to govern


These are very extensive injuries being described in this article about Harry Reid’s “exercise” mishap! It looks more like he got mugged! Could he be lying and in reality was attacked by a gang of black teenagers and thinks it would be politically incorrect to say so?


Perhaps not.

But, he should identify these "bands" he's talking about. With injuries like this it would be a public service to warn others who use or are considering the purchase of these "bands". Let's hear more about this equiptment and what we can do to protect ourselves from this happening to us.

Posted by Weary_Willie at January 10, 2015 7:44 PM
Comments
Comment #387205

It’s a shame he didn’t ring his scrawny neck with the “bands”. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. This may be his opportunity to bow out of the Senate gracefully. It’s hard to be number 2, when you were number 1.

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 10, 2015 10:45 PM
Comment #387206

Don’t be so hard on the guy, Sam Jones. If his equiptment didn’t fail him he would still be competing with the best of them.

Aren’t you concerned with this equiptment failure?

Shouldn’t we have more information about this in the name of public safety? You know, for the children?

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 12:57 AM
Comment #387207

What product, approved by our government for sale in this country, would throw someone across a room and inflict this type of damage to the human body?

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 1:17 AM
Comment #387208

I don’t know what it is about this story, but I can’t get over the feeling dirty harry got his ass kicked for some reason or another.

Help me out. If his equipment failed, get the 911 commission to identify this equipment, illustrate how this equipment failed, and disseminate this information to the public.

The 911 commission will get to the bottom of it. They have a perfect track record getting to the bottom of things.


Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 5:10 AM
Comment #387209

Dirty Harry is going to throw a “band” manufacturer, and perhaps a promoter of the “band”, under the nearest bus..

He has to, doesn’t he?

Aren’t Democratics the champion of the little guy? How can we let this product damage our little guy like this?

Anti-smelly must be represented in the court of law. He must be compensated. “The BAND can’t Stand!” “Exersize Shouldn’t Be A Slap In The Face!”

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 5:33 AM
Comment #387211

What if Harry Reid was supposed to keep the senate…

…and he didn’t!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 6:51 AM
Comment #387212

.and he got his ass kicked for it!

Hey Harry! If you like your party you can keep it!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 11, 2015 6:57 AM
Comment #387215

Willie,

Hopefully you got that all out.

Perhaps you will remember this thread the next time some one makes a comment about “Moose Drool” Palin.

But I’m not counting it.

Rocky

Posted by: Rocky Marks at January 11, 2015 1:46 PM
Comment #387216

If Obama had a son, he would have looked just like dirty harry.

Prize fighter dirty harry go whipped by a rubber band.

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 11, 2015 7:31 PM
Comment #387217

“Moose Drool” Palin over “Moose Vomit” Pelosi or “Grizzly Crap” Wasserman-Schultz!!!!!!!

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at January 11, 2015 10:58 PM
Comment #387218

I was just having a little fun at the expense of Mr. Delicate Nose, but I’ve read where others also think he got his fanny whooped.

I’d like to know how a “rubber band” would break ribs and facial bones like that.

Sam Jones, were you referring to a gang of teenagers who call themselves the Rubber Band?

Geesh! I crack myself up!

Go ahead! Make my day!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 12, 2015 1:36 AM
Comment #387236

LOL; I think he got whooped.

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 12, 2015 5:18 PM
Comment #387238

We dedicate this song to Dirty Harry:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1csyc_the-spinners-rubberband-man_music

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 12, 2015 6:42 PM
Comment #387252

That got the spare tire jiggling! Good one!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 12, 2015 9:27 PM
Comment #387273

There should be a Senate investigation so this “never happens again”.
In reality I think we should get a Round 2 report of whether the “band” or harry won points.
This is probably only a 3 round fight. Would it be great and very funny how dirty harry lost a 3 round decision to a “band”
Thanks WW for this post. I got a kick out of it.

Posted by: tom humes at January 13, 2015 10:13 AM
Comment #387276


“I think Harry Reid gets beat up more than he deserves,” said Landrieu. “I am going to wait to see what the leadership looks like. We’ll see.”

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 13, 2015 1:51 PM
Comment #387306

I think this calls for another “beer summit” between Dirty Harry and the alleged perpetrator, and of course Obama to community organize. Remember, if Obama had had a son, he would have looked like Dirty Harry, LOL.

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 13, 2015 7:31 PM
Comment #387341

Only Dirty Harry’s eye looks like Obama’s son!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 14, 2015 4:11 PM
Comment #387348

Does Harry have a drinking problem?

Posted by: Royal Flush at January 14, 2015 7:27 PM
Comment #387355

Dirty Harry is a Mormon and Mormon’s are not supposed to drink alcohol; but Mormon’s are not supposed to murder either, and Dirty Harry will most certainly have to answer to God for his support of murdering the unborn. So he could very well have a drinking problem.

Posted by: Sam Jones at January 14, 2015 8:47 PM
Comment #387356

Yep!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 14, 2015 9:02 PM
Comment #387370

What was it that led you to specify black teenagers, I wonder? White teenagers have more than their share of delinquents. Even Asians have their gangs.

I won’t say that my people don’t have their share of this sort of pettiness, but personally, I think this sort of thing is just stupid.

I can get angry about politics, but I see little good in just bashing other people because they don’t share your politics. It’s been over a decade since I went to Baylor, but I still remember people who could support their politics, their religion, on their own grounds, not simply on the grounds of contradicting their opposition.

Or, acting like bullies towards them. Meanness and pettiness for its own sake. Life is hard and ****ty enough as it is, without some people doing their utmost to make it worse for other. The lack of empathy might allow you to be more ruthless in the short term, but it’s what unites people to defeat you in the long term.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at January 15, 2015 7:40 AM
Comment #387374

“I can get angry about politics, but I see little good in just bashing other people because they don’t share your politics.”

You’re off your meds again Daugherty. This comment is bull and everyone knows it. Of all people, you are the most intolerant of those who don’t share your political beliefs.

Daugherty always wants to make himself above the fray. The intelligent one in the room.

“Life is hard and ****ty enough as it is, without some people doing their utmost to make it worse for other.”

Your life is Daugherty. Mine is very pleasant. But as a liberal leftist, you go through life as a pessimist. Never the optimist. Life is always ****ty, isn’t it?

Posted by: George at January 15, 2015 8:35 AM
Comment #387383

Finally!

Stephen Daugherty, do you know what made me specify black teenagers?

You did! Ha Ha Ha! I knew it would get your goat sooner or later.

Thanks, Democratic.

The Onion is calling, they want to give me a job!


Posted by: Weary Willie at January 15, 2015 1:28 PM
Comment #387391

George-
I lived among conservatives for quite a few years of my life, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re mostly pleasant people, who, left to themselves, are going to stand up for this country and do their best to contribute to its prosperity.

I don’t need to pretend they’re bond villains. I blame a media system that isolates them, that fills their heads with bad information, incites them to anger and fear that the facts don’t justify.

I don’t think the average conservative is much different than the average liberal.

There’s a common ground, and I’ve been there. There’s a place where we can both defend this country’s borders, and preserve its reputation, it’s moral authority on human rights and the like. There’s a place where we can balance the burden government places on this society with the benefit it gives to that society. There’s a place where we can say that a Fundamentalist Christian and a Fundamentalist Republican can live in the same country as a Buddhist, an atheist, a Hindu, a Wiccan, and even a Satanist, and not have it all fall apart.

I would not write what I do if I thought this nation was done for, that the trajectory for it was ever-downward. I have faith in this country’s ability to improve, to progress. I also have faith that sooner or later, Republicans are going to realize that there’s a difference between having principles and implementing them in a productive, realistic fashion.

You are not one of those people who grasps that.

As for the rest of my comment, it’s pretty simple: as an adult in the real world, I’ve felt the consequences of decisions as both Bush and the Republicans, and Obama and the Democrats have made them. The distribution of good and bad aren’t perfect on either side, but I’ve gotten quite a few more kicks down from the Republicans than I care to get. I’ve seen the mortgage companies deliver quite a few of those kicks that Republicans tell me I should have no defense against beside the market. I’ve felt the kick of Bush/Cheney oil prices in my wallet, gone through times where I could only afford a gallon of gas because that’s what could be spared. I’ve kept good track of food prices over time.

I didn’t buy my hybrid so I could feel smug. I bought it because I wanted to be able to travel further than just around my neighborhood if I wanted to. I remember both the summers back in 2003 and 2004 when my family’s car amazed me with how far it could go on just a single tank of gas, and the summers later on, where I had to fill my family vehicle’s gas tank up to deal with an oncoming hurricane, and found the bill difficult to believe.

With my kind of memory, many of your arguments about how much better things were under Bush fall flat. I haven’t forgotten what I went through there.

I’m not a mental patient, George, I’m just a young man who wasn’t ready for the burden he had to carry, who had to hold up his old family before he had the chance to start a new one, a new life for himself.

I look back, and I can’t decide whether some of that ten years has been a waste of my potential, or whether something else has grown of my decade in this frustrating position that isn’t better than what was there before.

You should understand that by nature, I like to believe the best of people, that the best will happen. By nature, though, I find it difficult to ignore the signs that things aren’t working out as intended. Up until about the middle of 2006, I actually thought we had a shot of successfully wrapping up Iraq. After that, I decided we’d lost the opportunity.

I guess I could sum up my attitude as contigent optimism. I believe that great outcomes are possible at all times, so long as we pursue things with open enough minds and open enough options at the right time. That said, things can get more difficult as time goes on, and opportunities can be lost. **** can happen, and often does. I believe we can make the mistake of setting things up in such a way that the good outcomes we desire become more and more difficult to attain.

Weary Willie-
I find it tiresome to provoke for provocation’s sake. It’s what little twitty twelve year olds do. Adults deal with real issues, and if they’re provocative, it’s because they ask real questions.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at January 15, 2015 3:08 PM
Comment #387395

I think provocation is a useful tool to demonstrate the hypocrisy of some.

The simple fact is:

No black teenagers were hurt during the making of this post.

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 15, 2015 3:32 PM
Comment #387396

SD, you are not a young man. You have been spreading your BS on WB for years. My guess is you are close to the halfway point. But if you still want to consider yourself a teenybopper, by all means be my guest. I guess you can use the “youth claim” as a reason for your political ignorance. Everyone expects the youth to be stupid.

By the way SD, why do you always insist on telling as much about yourself as possible. You’re probably one of those people (believing you are still a teenybopper) who posts selfies of yourself on FB, along with comments like, (well folks, I just wanted everyone out in FB land to know I just farted)

Posted by: George at January 15, 2015 3:37 PM
Comment #387397

and..

For someone who tolorates a lieberal filming a dog stuck in a woman’s butt and showing it on national television, you are very selective when focusing your outrage.

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 15, 2015 3:38 PM
Comment #387414

Weary Willie-
Mister, when your first thought when a Senator gets an injury like this is not merely to make fun of it, but to invoke a stereotype about black kids that has lead them to being selected out more for violence than their white peers, and then joke that he didn’t say so out of political correctness… I just have to wonder at your sense of humor.

Much of the time, I might encounter tasteless crap, or objectionable crap, but more often than not, my response is to just ignore it. I don’t have to wade into filth if I don’t want to.

In this case, though, you’re polluting Watchblog with this BS, not merely as some sort of comment, but as a front page entry.

I’m exercising my freedom, and letting others exercise theirs.

George-
For such an old man, you seem to write like a teenager yourself.

Personally, I’ve got a long enough memory to remember when you couldn’t pry the Republican’s hands off responsibility for the economy. They were glad to take credit for it, quick to say that what we needed was more deregulation, even as the warning signs began to emerge.

So when Republicans say they were the good guys all along, when they concoct this whole “Fannie and Freddie” Theory… my memory’s there to say, “wait a ****ing minute here, are they even bothering to explain how our entire banking system became so dependent on the survival of one investment bank?”

When you guys start gloating about how your filibusters are saving the country, even the world, my memory’s tapping me on the shoulder saying, “Yeah, are they forgetting that they threatened the nuclear option over a few judges, calling the blockage of just five an assault on Democracy? (which conveniently no longer mattered since the numbers were tilted against them?)”

It tells me that many of the attacks on Obama were the attacks on Clinton, years before. It reminds me of how many “-gates” the GOP cooked up during its previous tenure as watchdogs. It reminds me that Republicans seem to have adopted the same approach to improving their popularity: degrading the popularity of a Democratic President who came in pretty well-liked.

I have never looked for an excuse for political ignorance. If anything, my posts are exercises in the opposite. I remember what people like you conveniently forget so you can have the luxury of contradicting anything you want without remembering that you’re contradicting yourselves half the time.

There’s this Radiohead song on my spotify feed right now. It’s called “Just.” The video for it has some angry white guy choose to lie down in the sidewalk. He bitterly resists any efforts to help him up, and this enrages everybody. His triumph is to tell everybody why he’s decided just to apparently lie down and die. Everybody else then decides to do the same.

That seems to be the kind of “optimism” I get from the right these days, the relentless, nonstop negativism, criticism and bitterness about the fact the nation’s tried to move on from their policies.

I really wanted hope and change, and it ticks me off we didn’t get it. But you know something? I remember enough about history to recall that things were once very much like this, and that they changed for the better. I remember enough about history to recall that many of the best developments in our history took time, sometimes decades. I remember enough to remember how many of the things we take for granted in today’s workplace and society had to be legislated there first, against the objections of people like you, who bitterly insisted that this would destroy our nation’s economy.

So, I don’t feel so bad. I feel bad for those people who are so desperate to win here and now that they’ll mutate their party and their personalities until both are unbearably obnoxious. I feel bad for those who think that all the power they gather now will matter in a few short years. I feel bad for those who don’t realize that sometimes getting a mixed, compromised version of your political agenda enacted is greater progress than slamming your pure, uncompromised legislation against the wall of a Senate vote or a Presidential veto for political points…

Or, put another way, I think Republicans have managed to take the last four years, and mostly waste their opportunity to legislate and really change policy. They couldn’t stand imperfect deals, couldn’t stand for any kind of liberalism to pollute their perfect agenda items, so they essentially arranged things in such a way that they made a huge number of votes for bills that went nowhere to score political points, and ended up relying on Democrats to supply most of the votes to pass critical compromises, thus ensuring that much of what did pass actually WAS compromised… just not by the hand of most Republicans.

It’s silly, really, absurd if you look at it with any logic, but that’s the schoolyard politics of the Republicans for you today. Never mind the results, never mind whether you get most of what you want, or even half, sending messages, it seems, is valued more than writing actual policy.

Is it any wonder that Republicans fumbled their first major bill in the House of all places, by trying to pass a bill under suspension, a mistake that meant that they had to pass a two-thirds majority vote instead of a simple majority?

When you train people to be perfect spokesmen instead of merely good legislators, that’s what you get: a lot of artful-fartful hot air, and a lot of crappy results.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at January 15, 2015 5:39 PM
Comment #387421

Mister, I remember back when television was first starting out to shock and frighten people to get their ratings. Many of your people said, “All you have to do is change the channel.”

I wondered about that logic and the merit of that statement as a solution when I could turn on the television and the first image I see is a man lying in the street with a bullet hole in his forehead. I changed the channel and the next image I see is a naked woman laying on top of a naked man in bed. So I changed the channel again and what did I see? Cops chasing a gang of black teenagers down the street. All in the span of about 2 seconds.

Back then there were only three channels so what choice did I have?

Year after year I had to listen to excuses like that. Like it’s my fault I see stuff like that on tv. Those kinds of excuses have turned into an effective tactic for lieberals to dictate to people who don’t see things their way.

I’m just tired of tiptoeing around the lieberal mindset. Who cares if I make a joke? It doesn’t hurt anyone. Your faux outrage has gone way past being effective in my eyes. Excercise all you want, but don’t let the band get the best of you!

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 15, 2015 7:16 PM
Comment #387451

SD, what do you mean by “You Guys”?

“When you guys start gloating about how your filibusters are saving the country”

When you make general comments, lumping all Republicans or conservatives in the same mold, I just lose all interest in your comments. Daugherty, try to envision us as individuals! We have conservative independents, conservative establishments, and conservative libertarians; we may all be conservative, but we may all hold to individual beliefs. So try to remember that; although there have been many conservatives who have already told you this, so we must just conclude you are slow and unable to compute.

T

Posted by: George at January 16, 2015 2:40 PM
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