October 1, 2007

Justice Thomas takes a bath.

I'm reading Clarence Thomas's memoir -- "My Grandfather's Son" -- and here's his description of taking a bath back in the 1950s when he lived with his grandfather (called "Daddy"):
He insisted that we bathe in what he called a "teaspoon" of water, using laundry detergent instead of soap. "Waste not, want not," he repeatedly warned us. We weren't allowed to use towels to dry ourselves, either, since Daddy thought washcloths were good enough to get us dry (as well as being easier to launder than towels). Whenever he thought we hadn't gotten ourselves clean enough, he finished the job himself, a terrifying experience that we did everything we could to avoid.

AND: Jan Crawford Greenburg interviewing Thomas.

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MikeinSC said...

you always have to resort to juvenile behaviour. I'm embarrassed for you.

Well, I hope your group therapy to deal with the molestation you suffered works out well for you.

...OK, that's a lie. I kinda hope to see you flip out and swallow a bullet.
-=Mike

downtownlad said...

Really Mike. You're behaviour is poor. Stop embarassing yourself.

MikeinSC said...

Really Mike. You're behaviour is poor. Stop embarassing yourself.

If wanting to see you suffer is wrong, I don't want to be right.
-=Mike

downtownlad said...

So much pent up anger in MikeinSC.

So he takes it out on this blog and the commenters.

To each his own. Too bad he's ruining it for the rest of us.

Ann Althouse said...

What in holy hell is going on here? Do you want Daddy to come in and administer a terrifying experience?

MikeinSC said...

So much pent up anger in MikeinSC.

So he takes it out on this blog and the commenters.

To each his own. Too bad he's ruining it for the rest of us.


This is every thread you're involved with, tdl.

Don't like it?

Now you see why most people can't stand you around here.
-=Mike

Revenant said...

Ann,

What in holy hell is going on here? Do you want Daddy to come in and administer a terrifying experience?

That's a great line. You should work "want Daddy to come in and administer a terrifying experience" into an article somehow. :)

AlphaLiberal said...

Ewww.....

Never mind...

Mortimer Brezny said...

Ann,

Palladian told you this would happen. But you just couldn't resist the aroma of trolls.

Hector Owen said...

What in holy hell is going on here?

Demonstration of a vortex becoming a maelstrom.

Caroline said...

Kinda funny that the title of this post is called "Justice Thomas takes a bath". After wading through this cesspool of a comment section, I feel like I need one.

zzRon said...

"Kinda funny that the title of this post is called "Justice Thomas takes a bath". After wading through this cesspool of a comment section, I feel like I need one."


Yep, but for me a shower will do.

Chip Ahoy said...

Man, I love that 1-click purchase on Amazon.

Chip Ahoy said...

This book is getting great reviews all over the place. Now I can't wait.

John Stodder said...

So...d'ja think Holliday was safe?

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

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(Happy Days)

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