Nov 11, 2008 at 15:12:00
“Sorry to rain on Tony Dow's parade, but he's not up there with Leonardo quite yet. His sculpture is in fact part of a commercial exhibition that will be held not at the Louvre, but at the Carrousel du Louvre, an underground shopping mall adjacent to the Louvre that also houses a Virgin Megastore, a branch of Sephora and a Tie Rack. There are often such exhibitions there, as well as fashion shows, bridal shows and the like. By the way, why shouldn't the AP -- and the Huffington Post -- check stories like this before they run them??”
olivesforbreakfast on Nov 12, 2008 at 18:58:58
“hey eric11, did you just join huffington post in order to dump on tony dow or something? i see your entry date as october 08 and that you've posted twice so far, so this is one of your first.
i mean, say whatever you will, of course, but i am wondering why the nasty tone? OK. so it's next to the louvre. did you really think that tony dow was trying to get over on anybody?
and you know what? even if his sculpture was shown only in the virgin megastore in paris, or only in sephora, it's still quite an achievement. you know what i mean? it's all good.
suggestion? lighten up, brother eric. no reason to get all worked up here. OK. the story isn't nailed down in every detail, but it's a piece filled with nostalgia and good wishes for tony. a lot of people really loved him. he's like part of the family. a light touch would go a long way here. nobody was chasing around to find the sculpture police. no reason for you to volunteer to play the role either.
i wish tony well. ps i looked at the web site with photos of the work. very well done. thoughtful and serious work. very professional. gorgeous photos, too. unarmed warrior even could be a meditation on the oscar statue, perhaps, among many other things. i liked it.”
“Who is "Joe the Plumber?" Unclear whether he is related to anyone involved with Keating, as some people are claiming, but it is clear that he lives on Shrewsbury Street in Holland, OH, which is where Obama met him. According to Lucas County, Ohio (Toledo) court records, one Samuel J. Wurzelbacher lives at 355 Shrewsbury Street... so maybe Sam prefers to be called Joe. In any event, whoever he is, said S.J. Wurzelbacher has reason to worry about taxes, it seems, since the state of Ohio took out a judgment against him for $1,182.98 in unpaid income taxes last year, using a Toledo address. Oh, yes,S.J. Wurzelbacher also was involved in divorce proceedings in 2006 (with the Holland address) and previously in 1997, when he had an Arizona address. Unclear from the records what this was all about.. Arizona?
“Wait a minute! Did you read the the information on Joe the Plumber that he had to pay court costs for BATTERED WOMEN!!! One, he's probably not a plumber, two, he is a plant from McCain, and three, batter's women!!! Wow! McCain is even slimier than I thought. Did he meet Joe the Plumber in some dark ally?? Naw....Joe the Plumber is related to the Keatings and at one time lived in Arizona. Wait, wait, it will come out Joe the Plumber did work at one of McCain's 13 houses. This whole thing is becomming more suspect as time goes on.”
solid on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:41:44
“Wow, ol' Samuel Joe should be potted he is so much of a plant. He must have met McLoony when he lived in Arizona.”
Wiserone on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:28:55
“"Joe", interesting there is a theme introduced from the McCain camp running with that name, "Joe Six-Pack", etc. To me he was a plant and it would be real easy to find out IF he really is a plumber. I'm sure he belongs to a union, eh? Interesting that he hasn't made any mention of an affiliation with his local union. Normally, that is the first response when any union person introduces themselves. Also, look at Joe's hands and head. Never met a plumber who doesn't show the battle scars and he has none. IF Joe the Plummer is a plant by the McCain camp, even though they will never own up to it but Obama seems to always have to purge his soul for McCain, I would say unequivably it shows we will have 8 more years of the Bush policies. That spin is what got us into this financial mess, more importantly got us into an illegal war. The spin is alive and well it seems from the GOP and the American people are being duped by the Repugnants again. Politics as usual from them.”
mouselion on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:18:44
“Owes taxes > McCain claims Democrat Obama is raising his taxes > Therefore, it is Obama's fault he can't afford to start the business he wishes he could own.”
SaskiaStars on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:15:17
“Thanks for the info - I think it is clear that "Joe the Plumber" is a plant.”
obamasOHangel on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:12:28
“Good job Eric! Yes on GMA they said that his first name is Sam. And Arizona....wowzers!”