Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(9,314 posts)
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:12 AM Jun 2017

Dirty Laundry

It is worth noting that repeatedly washing one’s dirty laundry can eventually clog one’s drains. Once that occurs, it is necessary to hire a plumber. Good plumbers are very expensive. The mechanics of clearing the clog can cost more than one is willing to pay.

On the other hand, failure to remedy the clog in the pipes causes leaks. Serious leaks also necessitate expensive repairs by good plumbers. Otherwise, simply continuing to wash the dirty laundry without repairing the existing problems eventually can cause one’s pipes to burst.

Money laundering in particular is a dirty wash capable of effectuating a devastating bombshell. At that point, one has nothing but an unintended Watergate.


23 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Dirty Laundry (Original Post) Samantha Jun 2017 OP
Omg. RTFLMA! Lyricalinklines Jun 2017 #1
You made ME feel good! Samantha Jun 2017 #2
Oh, YOU made me feel good! Lyricalinklines Jun 2017 #11
Verrrry well done! Thanks for the tale... Hekate Jun 2017 #3
I will have to look for one of your recurring threads Samantha Jun 2017 #6
Frickin Awwwsome. furtheradu Jun 2017 #4
You guys are making me happy tonite with your kind words Samantha Jun 2017 #7
Please keep sharing Your Insights! furtheradu Jun 2017 #13
I trust myself Samantha Jun 2017 #20
+++ agree iluvtennis Jun 2017 #19
Great analogy canetoad Jun 2017 #5
Thank you canetoad Samantha Jun 2017 #10
Heisenberg hears you... True Dough Jun 2017 #8
Pardon my ignorance but is this from (I hesitate to say it) BREAKING BAD Samantha Jun 2017 #12
It is indeed True Dough Jun 2017 #16
It's Trump's World iamateacher Jun 2017 #9
And I see another bombshell bursting Samantha Jun 2017 #15
Watergate... murielm99 Jun 2017 #14
I am embarrassed to say I had to look Don Henley up... Samantha Jun 2017 #17
Nice snark Sam...keep it coming!!! Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #18
Very good, Sam. nt brer cat Jun 2017 #21
Thank you, brer cat Samantha Jun 2017 #22
Brava! MineralMan Jun 2017 #23


(9,314 posts)
2. You made ME feel good!
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:20 AM
Jun 2017

Thanks for posting on my thread. I was writing this in my head as I watched MSNBC tonite. I had it finished when I came into the computer room to post it. I hesitated because I didn't think anyone would like it! But you did! and thank you very much.



(367 posts)
11. Oh, YOU made me feel good!
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:43 AM
Jun 2017

I love this! The leaks, the dirty laundry all requiring propper attention yet becoming larger due to lack of proper attentiveness.

My mind is having a lovely time with the thoughts your writing inspired in me!

There's good fertile ground as BS becomes fertilizer. But it first must be processed so to avoid burning the good stuff.

Thank you for posting it, Sam!


(92,500 posts)
3. Verrrry well done! Thanks for the tale...
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:26 AM
Jun 2017

I know exactly what you mean about watching Trump tv and finding yourself constructing a story out of the material. I do a recurring one here about the Mad King in his Golden Tower -- the cast of characters in his family is such that the stories almost write themselves.

Keep it up -- we need all the relief we can get.


(9,314 posts)
6. I will have to look for one of your recurring threads
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:31 AM
Jun 2017

and you are so right to say we all need the relief.

Thank you for posting on my thread.



(9,314 posts)
7. You guys are making me happy tonite with your kind words
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:33 AM
Jun 2017

Kind words are few and far between in our current environment (not DU but the overall political).

Thanks for posting on my thread and making me smile.



(9,314 posts)
10. Thank you canetoad
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:41 AM
Jun 2017

I was sitting here thinking late tonight about the man with the washing machine and I started to focus on writing a very pointed thread. But sometimes it is better to clean up and talk about it rather than throw darts.

Thanks for posting on my thread.


True Dough

(17,808 posts)
16. It is indeed
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:51 AM
Jun 2017

If you haven't seen the series, you're really missing something magnificent!

Get your laundering lessons there!


(9,314 posts)
15. And I see another bombshell bursting
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:48 AM
Jun 2017

This was first reported this evening by anonymous officials, but later confirmed by Martha Stewart who cleaned up her act after serving time and reconnoitering her cleaning methods altogether.

Thanks for posting on my thread.



(30,994 posts)
14. Watergate...
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:46 AM
Jun 2017

Nixon had plumbers to fix the leaks. They ended up being very expensive indeed.

I like your thoughts on dirty laundry. Thanks for posting.

On edit: Before I opened the thread, I thought it was going to be about the Don Henley song.


(9,314 posts)
17. I am embarrassed to say I had to look Don Henley up...
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:04 AM
Jun 2017

but I found these lyrics from his dirty laundry song:

"I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

"Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry."


Those words and this thread fit together very nicely (especially that first paragraph). Thanks for posting on my thread.


Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Dirty Laundry