The hammer came down this week on former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. Judge John D. Bates sentenced him to 3 years in prison for embezzling $350,000 in city funds alloted for youth sports programs. What did he spend the money on? Well, what else do crooked politicians like to spend money on, but golf trips, SUVs, motorcycles, and leather chaps! Yes, LEATHER CHAPS. Wait, why don’t we start a special tax fund so we can provide all councilmembers with motorcycles and leather chaps? Because I would not bitch and moan about paying my DC taxes if I knew it was going to such an important, worthy civic program. Harry Thomas, Jr., thanks for letting your freak flag fly! You done us proud.