Thursday, October 01, 2009

Diogenes' Ghost Can Rest, Now - A Video Serial

An honest man has been found, at last. His name is Alan Grayson. He's a congressman from central Florida.

The shade of Diogenes shined a lamp on him, thrice, these past ten days on the floor of Congress, of all places.

First, Rep. Grayson delivered one of those 3-minute speeches on the floor of the House if Representatives that no one watches. He was reacting to a sad but typical story of specific health insurance abuse and how it killed yet another American.


Naturally, Rep, Grayson was ignored by the corporate media, didn't get invited onto any Talking Head Shows, and the video of his effort all but disappeared.

[2] Then, earlier this week he again delivered one of those short floor speeches, this time attacking Republicans who "just say No" to health care reform. Grayson had charts, like everyone else these days:

Naturally, Republicans suddenly discovered the Marquess of Queensbury rules of public discourse (they'd misplaced them, somehow, over the summer months during the "birther" and "town hall" rallies) and demanded an apology for hurting their feelings.

[3] Grayson gave it to them, right between the eyes:

After all this, Congresssman Grayson still couldn't get invited onto Corporate Con Network or any of the other bloviating TeeVee talk shows. He's not on the Corporate Media approved list, you see.

[4] Uninvited, he walked on anyway!

If you want to see the whole thing, including how Grayson burst into the studio like an eager Greek philosopher rushing to correct his errant students, Crooks & Liars has the full video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joke parade continues .............

Let me get this straight.

...we're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,
to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
and financed by a country that's nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?