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Rep. John Boehner Gets Huge Overnight
February 7, 2006 3:14 PM   Subscribe

Boehner Gets Huge Overnight The Congressman with the unfortunately spelled last name was elected House Majority Leader last week--it was only a matter of time....(embedded movie).
posted by P-Soque (47 comments total)

 
Pronounced Bay-ner.

That is all.
posted by BobFrapples at 3:23 PM on February 7, 2006


Why does the huge Boehner post get 1 comment?
posted by gigawhat? at 3:25 PM on February 7, 2006


This thread gave me a Bayner.
posted by NationalKato at 3:26 PM on February 7, 2006


P-Soque covers huge Boehner. News(Filter) at 11:00.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:28 PM on February 7, 2006


Have to watch the video...I guess I should have made that more clear in my post...
posted by P-Soque at 4:01 PM on February 7, 2006


And so the latest "contagious media" deluge begins. Are we going to get a desperate "LOOK AT ME!" FPP for every one of these moronic things, or will some kind soul please take the time to do this again?

PS - video wouldn't play.
posted by MaxVonCretin at 4:11 PM on February 7, 2006


I'll show them! I'll show them how many Boehner's the Joker can make!!!
posted by jonson at 4:11 PM on February 7, 2006


Great, now we've all been p-soqued.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:13 PM on February 7, 2006


Fair enough, fair enough. I apologize for the stupid post.
posted by P-Soque at 4:20 PM on February 7, 2006


they cant show Boehners on TV can they?
posted by lemonfridge at 4:30 PM on February 7, 2006


In case you couldn't get enough of jonson's post above:
Batman's Greatest Boner
(Juvenile, but I laughed)
posted by banishedimmortal at 4:41 PM on February 7, 2006


I really enjoyed that.

Thank you.
posted by billysumday at 5:15 PM on February 7, 2006


I bet that pig was p-soqued.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:16 PM on February 7, 2006


threads like this make me proud to be a 'merkin
posted by wakko at 5:23 PM on February 7, 2006


i'm not sure what that was, other than awesome.
posted by absalom at 5:26 PM on February 7, 2006


pronounced fark.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:05 PM on February 7, 2006


To clarify, I enjoyed TPOFTEOA's deleted comment, not this post. This post is pretty poor.
posted by billysumday at 6:07 PM on February 7, 2006


I'm waiting for the really subtle wit regarding Senator Mike Crapo (pronounced "Cray-po").
posted by orthogonality at 6:12 PM on February 7, 2006


Bohner in the Crapo?
posted by anthill at 6:17 PM on February 7, 2006


I barely know her!
posted by anthill at 6:17 PM on February 7, 2006


Damn it! Quicktime pulled a boehner, I can't watch this file.
posted by rkent at 6:24 PM on February 7, 2006


They say he's a man of firm convictions. A pillar of the community, even.
posted by clevershark at 6:40 PM on February 7, 2006


Where did the pig go?
posted by homunculus at 7:01 PM on February 7, 2006


Stand back when he gets together with the whip. Especially if they're planning on pushing some pork.
Fill'er Buster?
posted by HTuttle at 7:16 PM on February 7, 2006


Anything with Yakety Sax is comedy gold.
posted by crunchland at 7:17 PM on February 7, 2006


You brought her, you Bohner!
posted by Balisong at 7:43 PM on February 7, 2006


I must agree with crunchland. That made me giggle joyfully.
posted by kalimac at 7:50 PM on February 7, 2006


Anything with Yakety Sax is comedy gold.

Amen to that.
posted by Ndwright at 8:06 PM on February 7, 2006


How does he get "bay-nor" out of that name? A bit of googling reveals that Korean has something that looks like a silent O, but only at the beginning of a word. I guess he sort of looks Korean.

Getting your name changed is not that big of a deal when the alternative is to say "It's pronounced BAY-NOR!" ten times a day for the rest of your life. He could get his name changed to "John OOIOO" and go by Mr. EYE.
posted by stavrogin at 8:37 PM on February 7, 2006


Refresh my memory, here--is Boehner the guy with very little taint? Or does he have the regular amount of taint?
posted by arto at 8:38 PM on February 7, 2006


I hear Boehner has a larger than average taint, and he's exposed it a number of times on the House floor.
posted by H-Bar at 8:48 PM on February 7, 2006


Boehner's landlord: A lobbyist.
"Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who was elected House majority leader last week, is renting his Capitol Hill apartment from a veteran lobbyist whose clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written and that he has overseen as chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.

The relationship between Boehner, John D. Milne and Milne's wife, Debra R. Anderson, underscores how intertwined senior lawmakers have become with the lobbyists paid to influence legislation. Boehner's primary residence is in West Chester, Ohio, but for $1,600 a month, he rents a two-bedroom basement apartment near the House office buildings on Capitol Hill owned by Milne, Boehner spokesman Don Seymour said Tuesday. Boehner's monthly rent appears to be similar to other rentals of two-bedroom English basement apartments close to the House side of the Capitol in Southeast, based on a review of apartment listings."
posted by ericb at 8:49 PM on February 7, 2006


Reform, Washington Style
"Only in Washington could an old pro like Boehner, an eight-term congressman with close ties to Washington's K Street lobbying culture, be seen as the fresh face of reform. Boehner's ever-present George Hamilton tan gives him the look of a man forever coming back from vacation. He does get around: over the years, he has made the most of controversial rules allowing members to accept free trips to luxury retreats around the world. Since 2000, Boehner has taken more than $150,000 worth of junkets paid for by private interests—ranking him in the top 10 of all members of Congress."
posted by ericb at 8:51 PM on February 7, 2006


what was Protocols of the Elders of Awesome's deleted comment? Christ I hate when funny comments get deleted...
posted by jonson at 9:10 PM on February 7, 2006


Here.
posted by homunculus at 9:12 PM on February 7, 2006


I think mattamyn must have deleted it because s/he is one of those pork-hating vegan terrorists.
posted by homunculus at 9:15 PM on February 7, 2006


Boehner actually lives in Wetherington, a gated-community well outside of the City of Cincinnati (think 'white flight'). His family is in politics and with their unfortunate German last name, almost every year those crazy kids of Cincinnati's suburbs deface the "ELECT BOEHNER" signs in various nefarious ways.

My favorite was the one where someone put a printed out "Ö" over the OE in his name.
posted by vkxmai at 10:39 PM on February 7, 2006


I don't think it's "bay-ner" auf Deutsch. Oder?
posted by moonbiter at 12:51 AM on February 8, 2006


In German, it would be pronounced Ber(h)ner, no?
posted by orthogonality at 1:28 AM on February 8, 2006


I was assuming it was some German derivative. In German, when confronted by two vowels, the second one is pronounced in its long form. (From what I remember of my dalliance with German.)
posted by effwerd at 3:33 AM on February 8, 2006


Dammit, now I've got Yakety Sax stuck in my head.
posted by effwerd at 3:38 AM on February 8, 2006


In case you couldn't get enough of jonson's post

Those words are the funniest thing here.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:39 AM on February 8, 2006


I wonder what could have prompted such a rapid rise for Boehner. Will it soon come to a climax and leave him to retreat hastily? Time will tell.
posted by clevershark at 5:13 AM on February 8, 2006


First official act: kill the ethics reform bill like a good corporate whore.
Over $200,000 in corporate sponsored trips in teh last 2 years. A perfectly representative member of today's "conservative GOP.
The "good hair" version of corporate fascism's ugly face.
posted by nofundy at 5:20 AM on February 8, 2006


Okay, I just asked my wife who is a native speaker. She says how you say it depends on your accent, but adds that "bay-ner" is a bit of a stretch. "oe" is basically the Anglicised form of "ö" as noted by vkxmai. The way she says it comes out something like "boo-ner" to my own Cincinnati-born ears.
posted by moonbiter at 5:43 AM on February 8, 2006


For "ö", pronounce a long a while rounding your lips as if to pronounce a long o.
posted by alumshubby at 5:56 AM on February 8, 2006


In case you couldn't get enough of jonson's post

Or the pöst's jonson, even...
posted by bashos_frog at 6:20 AM on February 8, 2006


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