Friday, October 17, 2008

Joe the Plumber Lives, Breathes and Blogs!!!

The morning after the debate I was bemoaning the fact that it's always Joe the Plumber.  Why not Jane the Plumber, I said out loud at the breakfast table? Or Julius the Plumber? Or Jesus the Plumber?

I mean how white bread sexist can a half-black guy raised in Indonesia get?

Then Teen Who Knows It All says, Mom, Joe the Plumber is a real guy and he lives here in Toledo.

Of course I knew that.  I just hadn't had my coffee yet.

I'm sure you all know by now that Joe the Plumber [quotation marks] is really Joe Wurzelbacher from just outside my hometown of Toledo, Ohio.  Yep the city that made national headlines when our Mayor suggested that deaf people move out to the airport, now gives you Joe the Plumber:

And I'm sure you all know that Barack Obama was here for a few days preparing for the debate and going door-to-door canvassing. Which is also very cool.

This is Meg Stalking Obama Three Times Removed.  It's a photo taken at Maumee Bay State Park of  my friend's daughter's friend, who is another Teen Know-It All, but a very cool one!

Anyway, I'm sure you all know that Obama and Joe chatted about Joe buying a plumbing business and paying more in taxes. And that Obama replied, "It's not that I want to punish your success.  I want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too."  Which is very cool.

But here's something you might not know: 

Joe the Plumber is a blogger  [exclamation point]. 

That's right. He has a blog!!

 I discovered the link from the Fabulous 42

And here's the best part: It's called Joe Plumber's Blog.

And that is very, very, very, very cool!

But not as cool as Obama going door-to-door in Toledo.


There's more cool at Humor-Blogs.


Suzie said...

But isnt Joe in trouble now for working without a license. Bad Joe!

Heinous said...

I tried to get interested in his blog, but just couldn't do it ;)

Anonymous said...


Joe is a dumbass.

Jenn Thorson said...

Gosh, you just have all the big name celebs there...

PS- I believe now he's the "Non-certified Plumbing Assistant formerly known as Joe the Plumber."

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

You probably already heard about this too, but supposedly there is a guy who owns the website called joetheplummer dot com and is talking about selling it because he could nab as much as $500,000 right now. I say grab it because next year, when this too shall pass, it'll be worth dick. (oops, did I say that out loud?)

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Suzie - He's a Maverick.

Heinous - Me too. I only like the comments.

Sarah - Ditto. Jane is so much smarter.

Jenn - Thanks. I'm kind of going through a Cusack withdrawal. Must post about him soon--he writes for the Huffington Post btw.

Nanny - Say it out loud again!!

Chris Wood said...

Did you see McCain going door to door at the oil companies?

It seems he had a suitcase with him, that got heavier and heavier ...

Doug at Taunt Vortex said...

I wish it would have gone to fisticuffs. I'm pretty sure Barack could take him.

Vodka Mom said...

I STILL think he is a McCain plant.

sage said...

I love his blog, someone deserves a pat on the back for that one. Thanks Toledo for giving us great ideas for land development around airports, for Joe the Plumber and for Corporal Klinger, without whose help we would have never won the Korean War!

Skip said...

I think I'd vote for Klinger before I'd vote for McCain.