Category Archives: John Boehner


In a rather amusing story on the WSJ’s front page today, we learn that the new Republicans that were placed in those House seats in Washington about 5 minutes ago, all want the same things in common.

These can be listed as “smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, sculpted abs, bulging biceps and flexibility they never dreamed possible” jokes the WSJ.

A group of these Republican politicians gather each day in the House gym to worship at the shrine of a series of DVD workout routines known to latenight informercial freaks as being P9OX or “the most extreme home fitness program.”

It mirrors these newbie politicians roll to “chisel away flabby federal programs.”

Their leader? Not John McCain, but Tony Horton, the tanned fitness guru who created P90X and leads the routines on DVD. Tony’s combined skills as a Hollywood personal fitness trainer and actor were fused together to make him “Master of Motivation” where he has also fused his best sayings together, these being “Bring it” and “Man, on Manischewitz”.

Yep, that really is Wall Street’s front page lead in story today. Read it. Hilarious!

The story penned by an Elizabeth Williamson & a Patrick O’Connor goes on to drivel: “The goal of the exercises is to “confuse” the muscles by working different parts of the body each day in a workout that escalates in difficulty. Like much that gains traction in Congress, it’s a familiar idea wrapped in new packaging. ”I thought it looked like some kind of Jane Fonda video,” says Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.), 29, a former recreational weightlifter, but “it kicked my butt.”

[Photograph - Office of Kevin McCarthy. Photo caption - Tony Horton with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who follows the exercise guru's P90X workout program with a crew of young Republicans, at the Capitol.] Read the rest of this entry »



MC Hammer Blogging from Hollywood today: Or mallet, whatever your favorite word choice is for carved wooden object symbolizing order.

MC Pelossi hands over the hammer to MC Boehner today. In not being stuck in the past I have to shake off the niggling thought that already I think I preferred Nancy holding the mallet rather than John. That is so unfair, as John hasn’t even started or had a chance to prove himself as yet.

One has to admit though that Pelosi did give good face in all of those pretty pics that went out from Washington DC in the last two years or so. She more than represented for women, grey power and America. Quite remarkably preserved for her age really is our Pelossi. I guess, we’ll get used to John Boehner‘s mug in the House sooner or later.

Power people and wooden mallets/ hammers! What’s up with that with people who serve in powerful positions of the world? And John’s not even looking at Nancy – he has his eye on the hammer in this particular editor’s choice of photos going to press. Lol!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.7.11~



Meet Viola St Michaela, a pedigree jersey heifer in training for the show ring. She has nothing to do with celebrity blogging but I thought we needed to see a pedigree something today, other than celebrities we always see a lot of.

And in New York City on Washington DC News Arianna Huffington previews John Boehner’s Big Speech, asking: Will he (Republican) like it’s 1995? Lol! She’s outrageous. Her intro copy after our top ten social media post being shared by you all worldwide follows below. Cool choices people:

1. Josh Groban and reading The Book of Ezra in Hollywood 1.3.11

2. Ryan Reynolds really did okay with Scarlett Johansson beside him

3. Lady Gaga attends her blisters Sacred Heart Graduation

4. Jeffrey Lurie is one savvy starbacker

5. Cheryl Cole

6. Country Hotties know how to stay in Shape

7. Did Johnny Depp borrow Ezra Pound‘s swagger? Swashbucklers!

8. Breast Cancer PSA. Check regularly, mammogram it, Go to another doctor to make sure

9. Jeweler Snooki is just tumeke, an author now too?

10. Graham Hensen is doing way too much with a rugby football

Kalani Jones: Rudy Huxtable gets her own reality show

Arianna on Boehner: “As we get ready for John Boehner to take the gavel on Wednesday, I find myself thinking back to the last time a Republican speaker took control of the House from a Democrat — and reflecting on how far down the wrong road we have traveled since then. It was January 1995. After taking the oath of office, Newt Gingrich delivered a speech that presented concern for the least among us as a shared national objective. “The balanced budget is the right thing to do,” he said. “But it does not in my mind have the moral urgency of coming to grips with what is happening to the poorest Americans.” And now, with poverty higher than it was 16 years ago, with greater income inequality, and with the middle class struggling to hold on, what will be imbued with “moral urgency” in Speaker Boehner’s speech?” She’s outrageous! Love it. Already USA Today is running with Ari’s words. Unreal! Photograph via HuffPo.

Some other bloggers who blog like Arianna and I doFunny or DieRead the rest of this entry »



Obviously, the good people of Washington feel like they need a hug. Why not?! In between the Iraq and Afghanistan news stories, The Washington Post quite fancies John Boehner (that guy who cries on camera sometimes, to up party ratings) as being “austere.” Wow! Good word.

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And, Oprah gets a mention for launching her OWN network, while It’s Official: Chuck Berry felt ill before Chicago show.

That’s all from D.C then. I like their tastes in entertainment, most days. Hollywood can learn a lot from D.C.

Because I’d forgotten the full depths of what ‘austere’ actually meant, The M.W dictionary defines it as being: “enforced or extreme economy” and “somber, grave, strict, cold, morally strict.” Which is why I’m confused John Boehner cries on camera (ABC news, says a lot, again–even!), if this is his script via The WashPo. Or well, a crying austere guy isn’t a bad look in The House I suppose.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.2.11~

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Posted by horiwood on January 3, 2011 in Afghanistan, America, Iraq, John Boehner, Oprah Winfrey