Well, I made it. I didn’t think I could do it, but I adapted, I overcame, and I finished. Too bad they don’t hand out T-shirts. Yeah I didn’t finish a marathon, well, not in a traditional sense. I managed to watch the entirety of the opening round of the John Kerry nomination hearing for Secretary of State.
Boring ain’t the word.
This is well beyond the “watching paint dry” cliche. We’re in much more rare air than that.
I don’t know there is a word for it. But I’m here for you people, I’m a giver. So I’ll I give my best effort with finding an analogy for what I watched today.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Here are my top three in no particular order.
Watching two pieces of white bread copulate would be more exciting than watching the John Kerry nomination coverage. That really makes no sense but it just makes me laugh when I think about it.
Watching a single piece of white bread grow mold would be more exciting than watching the John Kerry nomination coverage. I’m a touch hungry.
Watching Tony try to play golf would be more exciting than watching the John Kerry nomination coverage. Hahaha. I kid Tony, I’m a kidder. :P And I used a funny, tongue out emoticon, that makes the jovial-ness official and therefore not offensive.
The most interesting thing that happened was when a protester from Code Pink burst into the chamber and began shouting something about stop killing all her friends in the middle east. Not for nothing but she didn’t seem like the type who had too many friends in her home town let a alone an entire region of the earth.
As the Capitol police, who were a bit slow to react in my opinion, dragged her off, you could hear her protesting get quieter and quieter as they got her further down the hall. That’s the beauty of C-Span over the networks. There is no cutting away from unpleasantness. It just 4 C-Span cameras and some microphones in a room and they are on, all the time. It’s awesome. It is really.
Anyway, if you thought the democrats had used up all their gushing praise on Hillary from the Benghazi hearing, guess again. They reloaded the slobber gun and gushed all over Kerry. However he did not seem uncomfortable with it like Hill-dogg did at her hearing. Kerry was actually basking in it. Goofball.
The democrats embarrassed themselves again, but this time they had help. The republicans got in on the fake platitudes act as well. Yeah fake. I mean let’s face it, what has the man done in his time as a Massachusetts Senator besides not win the race for the White House. Anything of note, anything to help his fellow man? Anything? Bueller? You get the idea.
Make no mistake this conformation hearing will be greased lightning. Kerry will sail through nomination. The republicans need him to sail through. And that’s the real story here.
But, to hear the rest of the story you’ll have to listen to the podcast.
Yeah man, the podcast!
Tony and I have decided to take to the airwaves. Again. We were an award winning broadcast tandem on the Air Force’s Warrior Network, broadcasting live television four hours a night, two nights a week. We missed it and decided to give podcasting a run.
So live, (well, previously recorded really), from The Monolith, Studio 1B it’s UNfiltered and UNfettered: The World Explained – by Us.
We have mics and everything. see.
Yeah strictly audio…. for now. I’m working on Hupp to get back on TV. We’ll see.
We finished the first show Thursday night, Tony is editing, and it should be posted right here at Unfiltered & Unfettered Friday or Saturday.
You’ll hear my views on the game with-in the game surrounding the Kerry nomination, our views on the inauguration speech, and a lively debate on Hill-dogg’s Benghazi testimony. Plus some fun stuff too.
So if you’re tired of reading our stuff, just come for the listen. Then drop us an e-mail at email@example.com and tell us what you thought, think or might be thinking. Comments, questions, debate welcome. We’ll even answer them on an upcoming podcast.
Come back Friday or Saturday. Don’t miss out on episode 1.