SMF Charles Taylor Edition: Pork...Ohhhhh Yeeaaahhhh!

I searched the BlueNC posts for this week and one unifying theme stood out - ethics. Gregflynn has done an excellent job keeping us current on the attempts at ethics reform by our legislators in Raleigh and I hope to find some political cartoons from some of our NC papers that address ethics reform. I'm sure they are out there.

How, how could I tie in ethics with Saturday Morning Funnies? After a moment it struck me that a visit to Scrutiny Hooligans would help answer that question. Screwy's answer to my question? Charles Taylor, one of the most ethically-challenged congressmen in Washington. And, with that I give you pork. Ohhhhhh yeeeaaaahhhh.

Charles Taylor isn't the only congressman who thinks the way to a constituent's heart is to deliver pork but for Chuckie Tee that might be the only egg he has left in his basket. Charlie Cook of The National Journal is still listing NC-11 as one of the 14 hottest races in the House and he hints that pork might not be enough to save Taylor this time. That's a good thing, because you can see what happens to a young mind when confronted with too much pork.

The race is taking its toll on old Charles Taylor too. He's never been up against a Democrat who so closely resembled the core constituency of his district. Here, is a picture of Charles Taylor taken shortly before Heath Shuler announced his candidacy....

and here's what he looks like today....

Poor Chuckie Tee is going gray. Stress will do that to you, Chuck. Of course, Heath isn't the only reason Charles Taylor is worrying. The fact is. He's become an even more widely known butt of jokes. Syntax shares with us this priceless still from Colbert....

....and Syntax links to this great slapdown of Taylor in a recent Colbert show. Click on the pic to go to Crooks and Liars to view the video of the clip.

Finally, no post about Charles Taylor would be complete without a fresh link to where we find Charles Taylor getting to Mom and Dad through the little kiddies. Click on the picture and read...oh my.

Recently new Charles Taylor radio ads hit the airwaves. To hear the uncut version just click right here. If you want to hear the radio ready version click right here. Funny, funny, funny.

Charles Taylor may be just one of many poster children for ethics reform in Washington, but he's our poster child and it's our responsibility to make sure he gets as much attention as he deserves. With that in mind I leave you with a parting shot. We've seen it before, but it deserves repeating.


That's it folks....

I put together some other funnies, but am seriously short on time right now. I do want to try to tie in weekly discussions but time is going to be limited going into the final months before the election so having Saturdays planned in advance also has its benefits. Some of our discussions won't have a funny side - death penalty, mill closings etc. I am inviting all of you to once again feel free to jump in with a graphic, photo, joke or post to add to our SMF collection.

Have a great day everyone.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

"Snakes" The political Movie staring Charlie

SD! I was just looking at that pic with Charlie and
the Boy Scout leader with the snakes and the comment on the
pic " Who is the biggest F####### Moron" Did you notice
the rattle snake around the Boy Scout leader neck?

looks like a ball python...

but the picture is pretty low res.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Oh, curses!

Coffee all over the monitor. AGAIN!

That last pic ... BBBWWWWWAAAAAaahahahahahah!

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I'm thinking about stealing

the layout to do one for Robin Hayes....I love the "Realizing your congressman is a complete fucking moron" part....that truly is priceless.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Durnit! I knew I was forgetting something

I'm going to add that to the post needs to be there. I'm sorry. It is the funniest thing.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.