D.C. Councilmember Spent Kids’ Charity Money On Hooters, Golf Clubs

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

may we please have our baseball uniforms now?Hooray, we have a winner: this week’s “Most Giantest Bag of Rat Feces Award” goes to Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who is being investigated by the D.C. attorney general for opening an inner city youth sports charity and then promptly using some of the money to treat himself to several thousand dollars’ worth of golf club outings, sports equipment, Bed Bath & Beyond shopping trips (?) and… uh, dinner at Hooters, just to make it worse.

“Stealing money from children” has always been one of our favorite offenses, because it is just all so Dickensian, which is a word nobody even knows anymore because Twitter banned the use of correctly-spelled words longer than seven letters, but it means you steal grimy coins and mildewed loaves of bread from the hands of orphans to flush down the toilet while the kiddies are forced to watch but not allowed to cry. Seriously, who is this guy?

The Loose Lips blog at Washington City Paper reports:

What do a $143.71 tab at Hooters, an $84.74 bill at Bed Bath & Beyond, and a $350 payment to a Maryland-based animal trapper have in common?

They’re all charges made during a one-week span in October 2009 on the debit card belonging to Team Thomas, the nonprofit then run by Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. that was supposed to help introduce the District’s youth to golf, baseball, softball, and tennis.

And they’re also expenses that you, if you’re a District taxpayer, might have helped pay for, says Attorney General Irv Nathan.

It’s not just a tasteless restaurant tab, household items, and pest control services from Bowie that seemingly have nothing to do with youth sports and may have been purchased on the public’s dime. Bank records obtained by LL through a Freedom of Information Act request show dozens of unusual expenses on Team Thomas’ debit card from 2007 to 2009, including about $7,500 at golf courses around the country, more than $10,000 worth of golf equipment, and around $5,000 on hotels.

Yep, that all sounds about right.  [Washington City Paper]

 
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nounverb911 July 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

"$143.71 tab at Hooters"
Did he at least tip well?

Smitros July 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

That's a lot of bad fried food, isn't it? Kind of disappointing.

The nation's capital should show a little more taste in spending grifted gains.

Arken July 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

The one time I ever went to a Hooters, I ordered a chicken patty sandwich because I thought, "how can they possibly make a bad chicken sandwich?" I found out.

Rarian Rakista July 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Same experience, ordered the grilled one and it tasted like it had been marinated for a week in orphanage-grade chicken broth.

a_pink_poodle July 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I don't think regulars go to a Hooters restaurant for the food.

BerkeleyBear July 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Funniest thing is, they offer call ahead take out. So you don't get to ogle anyone, you still are stuck with crappy food – and it is all packaged in bright orange Hooters labeled containers, so people still think you're a perv.

Never got that – or why anyone would let their pre-teen kids go there – but I've seen both.

Arken July 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I have no idea why anyone goes to Hooters. If they want to see women in the buff or near-buff, there are strip clubs for that.

Bezoar July 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm

The Department of Surgery at a major midwestern university medical center holds weekly research seminars, where attendance is encouraged by the provision of free lunch, usually catered by a Chinese, Mexican, or Italian restaurant. Once they had Hooters cater it (I still can't figure out what they were thinking). Never was a reserch seminar so well attended. So many eager young residents and interns eagerly awaiting lunch delivery. So much disappointment when some old,scraggly, seemingly homeless guy showed up with the food, LATE!. Then we had to eat the food, and sit through a lecture by a pissed-off scientist. Ha.

themcwow July 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Hooters sounds only a little better than a craft service table at a porn shoot.

iburl July 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Hold the special sauce.

NotYerGaryBusey July 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Would Ben's Chili Bowl have been better?

OneDollarJuana July 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Olde Country Buffet. Best bang for your buck. The gift that keeps on giving. Giving you heartburn and diarrhea.

johnnymeatworth July 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

He'd better have, considering the waitress told him it was dead until he got there.

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Depends on what you mean by "tip."

flamingpdog July 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

The only time I've ever stepped into a Hooters in my life was to buy a shirt for a female friend. He was prolly buying similar trinkets for his "loved ones".

Negropolis July 8, 2011 at 12:35 am

I bet he left more than a tip. He probably gave them the (whole) shaft.

nounverb911 July 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

"Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. "
How much did he spend on his pubic hair collection? Oops, sorry wrong Thomas.

SayItWithWookies July 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Oh, wow — you are going to get an angry phone call in nineteen years.

Lucidamente1 July 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Figures he's a Democrat. A Republican would've spent a whole lot more and not resigned.

Boredw/Gravitas July 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

A repuglican would have spent it on rent boys.

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

So, if the charge shows up as "Bob's Big Boy", that's not the restaurant with the kid in overalls?

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

A Republican would have let a defense contractor pay for all of it and then assfucked* some of the children.

————————–
*With ballots, of course

Rarian Rakista July 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Ballots being the rightwing code word for penii that are the shape, smell and texture of snausages.

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm

What? No!! A Republican would have sponsored legislation to make it OK for him to do this. Didn't you read about James Inhofe's latest effort in that direction?

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

A Republican would have killed the fucking program. In utero.

flamingpdog July 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Wait, you're telling me programs aren't people?

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

People aren't even people.
Only corporations and feti are people.

SexySmurf July 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The bitch set him up.

nounverb911 July 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

"Most Giantest Bag of Rat Feces Award"
Eric Cantor is jealous he didn't win it again this week.

Swampgas_Man July 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Rupert Murdoch was robbed.

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Pshaw–what else, after all, are Lifetime Achievement awards for?

Barrelhse July 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Eric hasn't quite finished the first one yet, but he should be ready next week.

metamarcisf July 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This sounds like the plot of that lost episode of The Office, involving Michael, Dwight and the search for that elusive "hot girl"

jjdaddyo July 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

how does one go about getting a -95 rating anyway?

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Go to the BrightFart site and post some facts.
(Or post a juvenile racist joke for an instant 200 upfists.)

Beowoof July 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Make rational comments over at Brietbart.com.

Wilcoxyz July 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

He would have spent it on crack, but the dealers don't take debit cards. And he knew to be careful after that bitch set up Marion Barry.

ManchuCandidate July 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Sounds more like Team Titleist rather than Team Thomas.

It seems to me the most appropriate way Washington DC taxpayers should get reparations is for everyone in Thomas' district to each take one hard swing at his balls with a 9 Iron.

As for Hooters… well… I never understand why some folks consider it a famibly restaurant and their wings suck.
.

Radiotherapy® July 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Hey, these balls say Tit on them.

Lascauxcaveman July 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

take one hard swing at his balls with a 9 Iron.

I think I'd go with the sand wedge here. Heavier and better loft.

Fore!

Fukui_sanYesOta July 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Get him to lie down and have at 'em with the driver, I say.

That'd introduce impoverished children to golf in a fun, inclusive manner.

Beowoof July 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

No way a Big Bertha is my club of choice.

BarackMyWorld July 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

*Reads headline*

Pfft….silly Wonkette….poor kids don't have any money!

Swampgas_Man July 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Even sillier– these days, TAXPAYERS don't have any money.

Beowoof July 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Those who don't pay taxes have it all.

SayItWithWookies July 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

An animal trapper? I'm assuming his snake got loose and he needed help catching it, right?

Buckminster July 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I'd like something a bit more intimate of his to get caught in a trap. Douchebag.

Swampgas_Man July 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Perhaps he saw a ferret in the mirror.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

It was a mink, dammit!

Beowoof July 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Maybe Pepe LePew is the image in his mirror.

Angry_Marmot July 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Also, let's not forget– let's not forget, Dude– that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city– that ain't legal either.

BaldarTFlagass July 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

I thought it was a marmot.

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm

His trouser-snake, yeah.

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

"I'm assuming his snake got loose and he needed help catching it, right?"
*poorly suppressed snicker through nose*
That's ONE way of putting it!

OkieDokieDog July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Those kids didn't need that sports equipment. American kids are supposed to be fat and lazy, so he did them a favor. He is a true Patriot.

rambone July 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Not to nitpick, but is it really consider stealing from children if the charity was set up solely as a front to channel bribe-money to said councilman?

I learned everything I needed to know about the legislative process from The Wire. Certainly seems more accurate than that Schoolhouse Rock bullshit.

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hell, the first three minutes of the entire series pretty much achieved that goal.

"This is America, man."

LowProfileinGA July 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

"I learned everything I needed to know about the legislative process from Wonkette."

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm

OK, now you're starting to scare me.

Chillwaver July 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Next time, Harry, start a PAC, not a charity.

Radiotherapy® July 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Well, it's not like he wants to raise taxes 3% on billionaires or something.

OneYieldRegular July 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

"Maryland-based animal trapper" – now that's a euphemism I haven't heard before.

Dudleydidwrong July 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

That's what the Maryland attorney general is called when he goes after corrupt politicians. I don't know what the bag limit is but he's one busy SOB, especially if he has a license to work in DC.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Has the 2011-2012 season opened already? I thought only the bow hunters were out at this time of year.

DashboardBuddha July 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Beavers are our specialty.

edgydrifter July 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Those kids may not have gotten to play baseball, but I think they learned a little something about America's true national pastime. The more you know…

LiveToServeYa July 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

To be fair, 'Dickensian' means more than that, but the man certainly puts the 'Dick' in it.

Rotundo_ July 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

At least he didn't bugger any children that we know of, and if he was a republican, the golf stuff would have been written as "team property" and the greens fees as research fees and the Bed Bath and Beyond tab could have been itemized as "towels, the kids gotta clean up afterwards don't they? The hooters tab- a dinner strategy meeting. It wouldn't have raised so much as an eyebrow.

Buckminster July 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Yeah, why spend money on poor children when you can be stuffing your face, pampering your skin, playing golf with rich guys and ogling underpaid, underdressed waitresses?

BarackMyWorld July 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I don't think they're probably underpaid, if you count tips from horny middle-aged guys who want to ogle young women, but are too self-conscious to go to a strip club.

HobbesEvilTwin July 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm

grifty douchebage doesn't even have any imagination. Hooters? Golf? Shit, at least drive around drunk with a stripper half your age.
http://wonkette.com/448918/video-update-watch-ohi

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Dems just don't have that kind of imagination.

Angry_Marmot July 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Wilbur Mills! thou should'st be living at this hour: Washington hath need of thee!

Dudleydidwrong July 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I hope that Harry Thomas Jr gets sentenced to, among other things, serving as one of the Ts for T-ball games. Harry, you're a dick wipe.

elviouslyqueer July 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

There's also this:

Thomas secretly took a $400,000 earmark for “youth baseball” and spent it mostly on himself, including the purchase of a $69,149.60 Audi SUV.

Oh silly grifter, a friggin' Audi? You could've at least gotten a Mercedes for that amount of coin. GO BIG OR GO HOME.

flamingpdog July 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Don't bring Levi's sister into this!

Oh, it's got an "s".

Lascauxcaveman July 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

These days, Audi is considered on par with the other mid-luxury brands, Cadillac, Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW. It's not so much about the relative status of each brand, but the more narrowly targeted message you send about yourself.

Cadillac – I have too much money and I'm a pimp.
Mercedes – I have too much money and I'm a European pimp.
BMW – I have too much money and I drive like an asshole 100% of the time.
Jaguar – I have too much money and I'm a masochistic pimp.
Audi – I have too much money, but slightly subtler tastes than those other pimps.

Oh, and I forgot Lincoln drivers:

Lincoln – I am an elderly woman.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Aston-Martin – I have too much money, period.

emmelemm July 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

That's pretty on-point analysis. (Seriously.)

Barrelhse July 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Jaguar- this is a rental.

Fukui_sanYesOta July 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Hey! I drive a merce…. oh wait. I'm European.

Never mind.

punches self in balls

Lascauxcaveman July 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm

And really, those statements I listed above only apply to late-model cars. If you're driving a 1970 Mercedes (or similar vintage) or BMW for example, you're actually pretty awesome. If you're driving a 1970 Jag (or similar vintage), you are (or know) a good mechanic.

BaldarTFlagass July 8, 2011 at 8:56 am

If you're driving a Jaguar, you've got a tail light out.

mayor_quimby July 8, 2011 at 12:21 am

That is an extremely accurate profile of drivers, especially for a Caveman.
Me, I drive a high performance japanese coupe, but not one of the ricey ones. any thoughts?
And I should add:
Audi – I am a pimp that beats his whores severely. And they appreciate the discipline!

Negropolis July 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

WIN!

Except for Lincoln, I'd say:

Lincoln – They still make those?

BTW, I must be the only 20-something I know that actually likes modern Buicks.

BarryOPotter July 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Not if you live in Beijing!

Doktor Zoom July 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

I drive a 1973 Impala named Vlad. The message it sends is that I apparently haven't noticed that gas no longer costs 43 cents a gallon.

Of course, now that it's gone from 3.98 to 3.62, I've decided it's time to put that Edelbrock carburetor in.

BaldarTFlagass July 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

Restored a 1965 Impala sport coupe while I was in college. Gussied it up with the SS trim, slapped a modified 427 w/4-speed in it, sumbitch would pass everything on the highway except a filling station. I love them big old cars. "It's got a bench seat, baby."

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

"Impala named Vlad"

Freaking awesome.

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

There's a subset of Cadillac drivers that comprises cigar-smoking Guidos with pinky rings. The really fat ones drive Escalades.

Left_Leftie July 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Dude had to see every golf course in the country if he was gonna teach it to the kiddies. Right?

WhatTheHeck July 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Jesus, Wonket. Next you're gonna tell me politicians shouldn’t be making any money on the side. Or take bribes. Or…

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Wow–talk about good timing! I hear CNN is looking for a new anchor!

hagajim July 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

It’s not just a tasteless restaurant tab – Tasteless? I thought Hooters was Hawt cuisine nowadays.

Rarian Rakista July 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

The fries were so salty when I ate there that they burned my tongue.

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I'm in favor of the government using spending on public works to spur employment, and I also think that such spending will expand economic growth in the long term, even if it results in short-term deficits. Thing is, I advocate these policies in a really abrasive, overbearing manner that utterly disregards the personal boundaries of anyone I'm talking to.

So, yeah, I'm kind of a Dick Keynesian.

BarryOPotter July 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I feel your pain. It's just so frustrating that this shit isn't OBVI-FUCKING-OUS! Sorry, I get shouty when I'm going for economic disciplinarian…

V572 [SSAN] July 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

The worst crime here is patronizing merchants in Bowie.

Limeylizzie July 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I was more disturbed by the purchases at Bath and Body Works, that is a foul and malodorous emporium of crap.

V572 [SSAN] July 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

Mmmm: lotions'n'potions!

mayor_quimby July 8, 2011 at 12:30 am

But you can't find 1 million thread count satin sheets anywhere else. How am I to appease my girlfriends without them?

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

It was Bed, Bath, and Beyond, which is towels and schmancy placemats and stuff.
Bath and Body works is the one that sells soap that makes you smell like a papaya.
The Body Shop is that nice hippie store that sells soap that raises the self-esteem of the Rain Forest.

Limeylizzie July 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Right you are, I also loathe Bed, Bath and Beyond, overpriced linens and ridiculous bath accoutrements. The Body Shop is good , however.

finallyhappy July 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

Really- he stole the money from DC- spend it in DC! They have Hooters and Bed, Bath and Beyond at Gallery Place now. And there are plenty of "animal-trappers" in DC

V572 [SSAN] July 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

Embezzle locally, spend locally!

Callyson July 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

nonprofit then run by Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. that was supposed to help introduce the District’s youth to golf, baseball, softball, and tennis
Oh, but it did: now the kids understand how professional athletes piss their money away (BB&B being explainable,perhaps, by a picky bed partner who wanted a specific brand of sheets for those sexytimes.) Valuable life lesson.

Barrelhse July 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

And just which White people do ya think would let a bunch of "them" near their tennis courts? This program never had a prayer, anyway.

inapewetrust July 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

geez, relax people. how is he supposed to teach kids how to golf if he doesn't have top-of-the-line golf equipment, play rounds at some of the most luxurious courses on the eastern seaboard, and pay a professional to trap the rats that keep pooping in his golf shoes?

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Those aren't rats, inape.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Not any more…

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Oh, you were there too, huh? Next time bring TP, dude.

SorosBot July 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

He spent the money at Hooters? Pfft, how tame; lesbian bondage strip clubs or GTFO.

sati_demise July 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Fuck this fucking fucker.

that is all. eat shit and die, scumbag.

Barrelhse July 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

And fuck his dog. He does.

Radiotherapy® July 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Hey, do they serve gruel at Hooters?

Mapmonger July 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Hell, if they did, it'd be an improvement on the crappy frozen fried food they serve.

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Please, sir, can I have More Than A Mouthful®?

BarackMyWorld July 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

(As seen on Fox and Friends.)

Radiotherapy® July 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

That was audio-visual gruel.

elviouslyqueer July 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Food Deep-fried crap, Glorious food deep-fried crap!

PristineODummy July 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

What? No! That would just encourage an influx of Teh Poorz.

DaRooster July 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Dear Mr. Thomas,
Call me when you decide to go big time.
Newt Gingrich

JustPixelz July 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

He should have used the donations to take his family on a bus tour.

Radiotherapy® July 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Golf: The Sport of Marxists.

Smitros July 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm

The golf bills could be explained by how he defines youth.

crybabyboehner July 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

City councilmen have needs too, you know.

weejee July 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Oinkie boinkie?

Negropolis July 8, 2011 at 12:44 am

Which is the English translation of the Italian "Bunga Bunga".

flamingpdog July 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

"Team Thomas collected about $80,000 from corporate donors with promises of using the money to teach kids about swing sports."

Swing sports? Isn't that what helped pave Barry's path to the White House?

MinAgain July 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I wonder if he'll ask the club golf pro to stand supportively by him when he gives his mea culpa speech.

mormos July 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

what is it about politics that attracts the absolute scum of the earth?

Biel_ze_Bubba July 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

And why is this story not originating in Florida?

Limeylizzie July 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Lobbyist pussy?

pinkocommi July 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm

If you are going to spend a nonprofit's money on the sexual exploitation of women, then go all out on a lesbian bondage strip club like Michael Steele. Hooters is so lame, it's like you're not even trying.

genxr July 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm

He payed $350 to have Bill Murray set animal-shaped plastic explosives around the golf course?

trondant July 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

At least he has that going for him.

fuflans July 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

i think this is a little harsh. he's just reflecting the american zeitgeist: pull yourself up by your bootstraps, let wealth trickle down and to those in power / with money all things will be given.

Tobacky July 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

What the slippery fuck does one pay an 'animal trapper' for? To make coonskin hats for him to trade for bonnets and salted meats? I'm so confused.

WhatTheHeck July 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Hey kids! Get hold of your benefactor's clubs. Say, a 3-Iron. Take a few swings at his Mercedes. Then one to his noggin. In golf-speak, that's known as a ‘Stinger.’

ttommyunger July 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm

The Cloak Rooms in both Houses of Congress are alive with the derisive hoots and guffaws of our esteemed Congressmen and Senators snorting one thought in unison: "PIKER".

Come here a minute July 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

If this charity gets shut down, the City Paper's Loose Lips will be responsible for preventing DC from creating the next Tiger Woods. (I'm not talking about the golf equipment and expenses — I'm talking about the Hooters tab, obviously.)

rocktonsam July 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

who gives a crap about kids anyway?

certainly elected officials and juries don't.

next!

rocktonsam July 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

and Nanzi Graze also!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I think we found a new job for Michael Steele.

weejee July 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

The new Steele Curtain?

Terry July 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

$350 for an animal trapper? This is DC. The worst he could have been vexed with is a possum, raccoon, or a harmless rat snake. The worst would be if he called a trapper to get a pigeon or sparrow out of his living room.

weejee July 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

What about a lobbyist nesting in the crawl space?

flamingpdog July 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm

What about a Republican congressperson hiding in his closet?

Gopherit July 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm

It warms my heart to see something as quaint as basic graft coming back into politics.

Tommmcattt July 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Not to get too far off thread, but where is the Gimp lately? I see no random downfisting.

x111e7thst July 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Hooters and golf stuff? What a waste of good money that could have been spent on crack and crack-whores.

user-of-owls July 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

$143.71 tab at Hooters

Harry loves big tips.

Negropolis July 8, 2011 at 12:47 am

Two big honkin' tips.

alaninthecastro July 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

Dude read the instruction manual wrong. The $143 was supposed to go to hookers, not hooters.

gurukalehuru July 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

You can't spell Dickensian without Dick.

BaldarTFlagass July 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

Wow, that cute "penis-breath" kid from that E.T. movie really turned out to be a dick.

jus_wonderin July 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

"How do we blame this on the kids?"

thefrontpage July 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

The D.C. government is just one long-running corrupt, criminal, unethical and laughable exercise in corruption and stupidity, over and over and over and over again.

Doktor Zoom July 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

It's the switch catchers that worry me…

tessiee July 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Yeah, there's a definite theory among Volvo drivers that because Volvos are so much safer than other cars (and they may be, I don't know), they can pretty much do anything while driving, no matter how reckless or stupid, and still feel smug about how "safe" they are.

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