Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley shares many of the same concerns as other Americans in these troubling times. Not the least of which, obviously, is What the fuck is going on with The History Channel lately?
"No history," Grassley tweeted on Feb. 19. "I used to get history. Why do we h[a]v[e] such a channel when it doesn’t do history."
A week later, the senator turned to the History Channel and found, not black and white footage of Nazis, but "Mud Cats." Again Grassley took to Twitter to express his displeasure. "When wi[ll] they put history back on the channel," he tweeted…
"I love history," Grassley wrote. "A better understanding is going to strengthen our country. It's going to strengthen patriotism." Plus this non-history programming represents an unfulfilled promise by the network. "When I signed up for the History Channel on my satellite service, I expected to get history," he said. "Instead, all I see are people chopping wood or driving trucks on an icy road."
I doubt that Sen. Grassley fully understands the forces he's dealing with here. Somebody needs to shut him up now, or he's going to wake up one of these nights, strapped to a cold metal table as the latest subject of a History Channel "in-depth investigation."
By which I mean, alien anal probe.
But, you knew that, right. Well, if you've been watching The History Channel you did, at any rate.
Tags: Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Senate, Television