Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Give em' Hell Harry


So furious that tiny sparks were shooting out of his crackling silver hair, Harry Reid blasted the Ralph Lauren designed USA olympic uniforms that were made in (gasp) China.
Sen. Harry Reid speaks to community members attending the 2012 Democratic Caucus Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Cheyenne High School.




“Put 'em in a pile and burn 'em,” Reid said of the uniforms,
“If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says ‘USA,’ that’s what they should do.”

(Now, in case you are confused, a "singlet" is a skin tight wrestling type uniform, as opposed to a "doublet" which is a tight fitting Sumo wrestling type uniform)

You have to hand it to ol' Harry.  He went right home and took the spandex into his own hands, cutting, measuring and sewing all night long, humming away at his grandmother's treadle sewing machine and creating the uniform that he modeled the next day on the Senate floor, to the delight of no one.

 Apparently, Harry has not heard back from the USA olympic clothing committee, but his wife has requested that Harry wear it when he does yard work.

13 comments:

RoeH said...

LOL! Love it! I gotta send this to my daughter in DC. Good ole' Harry. We must be able to come up with a song just for him. You know like....."H A DoubleR Y"...something should come to mind.

MTeacress said...

How odd. US olympic uniforms made in China? However, I'm glad things like that don't upset me as much as they upset Harry.

Andrea said...

I'm with Harry ... it is bad enough that they have sent all of our jobs overseas ... they could at least make the USA Olympic Uniforms at home. That would creat some jobs for somebody ... and lord knows that are plenty of people who need one. Some people just don't think ... they allow themselve to be led around by the nose without even knowing why ... just sayin'

Andrea @ From The Sol

just call me jo said...

What the heck? I made some astonishingly witty comments and they didn't show up. Well, I can't think of anything that I said now. Suffice it to say that you are very funny and Harry is an idiot. It kinda went like that!

Laurel said...

I think that Harry must not read your previous post if he truly must venture outside to mow the lawn in that thing. No snickerdoodle bars for Harry!

Pondside said...

I'll bet just about every country has its uniforms made in China. Time to get busy with our sewing machines!

Sue said...

Oh, Harry.

;)

PS. I do think out uniforms look more European than American, but whatever. At least they are the right colors!

karen said...

I actually like the uniforms. I could do without the giant pony on the jacket, but Ralph Lauren always does a good job. Maybe if our unions would make clothing for a reasonable price, we WOULD have our uniforms and many other items made here, but they've priced themselves out of the market. Why isn't Harry mad about that?

Robyn said...

LOL!! This post was hysterical!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I agree with Karen -- and LOL about how you dress this mr.Reid there at the end - to bad you could not find an older moldel because I am vERY sure he is not that well put together..wink!
Hugs

Priscilla said...

This is the first and probably the ONLY time I'll ever agree with Dirty Hairy on ANYTHING!

MissGreenEyes said...

A singlet! I am Irish and have no idea who this man is but a singlet! Did anyone else just immediately picture AC Slater?

ain't for city gals said...

This was just about the last straw for me..I mean really..what were they thinking? On another note...do you know how hard it is to buy a flag made in the USA...