Thursday, May 25, 2006

Oompa Loompa Steps?

FITS has got to hand it to House Majority Leader Jimmy Merrill, who busted out what may well be the quote of the year in this morning's edition of the Charleston Post and Courier - a brilliant swipe at the methodical moronisitude of the state's so-called "deliberative body."

"While the House is willing to take great strides to achieve property tax relief, the Senate seems determined to take Oompa-Loompa steps," Merrill said of the current Legislative impasse.

Oompa Loompa steps?

Ouch. Somebody just got Suuuuuurviced!

We're not sure how diminuitive Senate Finance Chairman Hugh "Huge Government in a Little Package" Leatherman took Merrill's remark, but it's a safe bet he's already got RINO communications hack Bob McAlister working on another oped about Chicken Little and the sky falling or something equally nauseating.

Fortunately, we may not have to subject ourselves to the latest incoherent ramblings from Little Roosevelt.

FITS has learned that in spite of all the inter-Chamber bad blood that's been boiling this week, conferees may be close to working out a deal that would provide some measure of property tax relief and allow the state budget to move forward.

Keep it tuned right here for all the latest ...


Anonymous TK said...

Bob McAlister a RINO? Bob was helping elect and working for Republicans (much to my liberal dismay, I should add) before most you people were even born. And the House/Senate split goes back to when we had one-party rule controlled by the other party. Jesus Christ, I hate sounded like my freakin' parents spouting off about how it was back in their day, but seriously, you people are badly in need a little institutional memory. The world did not begin with the arrival of -or Moonbeam in our fair city.

1:04 PM

Blogger Laurin Manning said...

I wonder who the other characters would be... Augustus Gloop? Veruca Salt? Violet Beauregard? Charlie Bucket? Mike Teevee? Mr. Slugworth? Grandpa Joe?

1:33 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...


You're absolutely right. Bob McAlister was working and helping elect Republicans before most of us were born.

But then a funny thing happened - he sold what they call the f--- out.

It's not our fault Mr. McAlister puts fat monthly retainers from the staunchest defenders of the status qup ahead of the restructuring, lower tax and limited government ideals his former boss Carroll Campbell pioneered.

Seriously, dude. If you think McAlister puppets like our State Ports Authority's board of directors or for that matter, Hugh Leatherman, are representative of "good Republican government," then you either need an enema, a lobotomy, or both.

And while us FITS gals may indeed be in need of a little more institutional memory, we'll be happy to let you borrow our subscription to the 21st Century.

Until then, enjoy your suuurvice.


2:25 PM

Anonymous TK said...

"Good Republican government" is an oxymoron. Twice.

2:33 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...


"Good Republican government" is an oxymoron, particularly as it relates to the SC General Assembly.

Remove the oxy, however, and we are left with the word that best describes you, dear reader.


6:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see here...
Limehouse could play Augustus Gloop,
Joan Brady as Veruca Salt, and...
oh, I shouldn't say it...
former lobbyist Ron Cobb as Mr Slugworth...

7:53 AM

Anonymous TK said...

"Remove the oxy, however, and we are left with the word that best describes you, dear reader."

Weak. Even for a lightweight like you.

8:59 AM


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