Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Boehner and his Big Gavel...

I have been feeling for sometime now that it is a testament to effective mind-control that all media outlets, including radio/television/online rants etc., consistently refer to former House Republican Majority Leader John Boehner (now the House Speaker) as "Bay-ner" rather than "Boner", which is what the spelling of his name would imply. (Even spell-check thinks so...go ahead spell-check his name.)

Well, today I feel that observation was somewhat justified when Nancy Pelosi handed over the House Speaker gavel to the new House Speaker Boehner. Apparently, it was the "largest" gavel in the House, which Nancy took the time to point out, was at his expressed request.

I guess Boehner's not-so-subtle message is that Congress has its "wood" back.

On a much sadder note...musician Gerry Rafferty died Tuesday at the age of 63. He was the author of two of my favorite songs, "The Right Moment" and "Stuck In The Middle With You", the listening of which Tarantino altered forever in the wrenching scene from his 1992 film "Reservoir Dogs".

Gerry's talent will be sorely missed.