America Held Hostage Day 12

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Progress in ending the nutty teabagger guvmint shutdown has been
slower than molasses today but I think it will be over by Tuesday.
Unlike Politico I have no anonymous sources, just blogger’s intuition. I
could be wrong but I’m certain that the neo-Confederates want to delay reopening the guvmint until after Columbus Day to avoid angering Silvio Dante and Paulie Walnuts.

Brief Reading Assignment: Dave Weigelhas been on fire during the shutdown and this piece about teanut voting patternsis
a must read. Dave does a good job of trying to explain the inexplicable
behavior of the teahadists. Me, I just think they’re crazy stupid.

Take Me Out To The Shutdown: I live in a blue island in a red ocean so I don’t need to write my Congressman about the shutdown but a grieving Atlanta Braves fan wrote his winger congresscritter a sarcastic screed:

Paul Kaplan sent a letter this week
to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) after the Braves were eliminated by the
Los Angeles Dodgers. “LA’s stubborn refusal to even talk to us about
reversing the results
of this series is un-sportsmanlike and un-American,” Kaplan wrote. “But
there is an answer: If the Dodgers won’t listen to the cries of average
Americans like you and me, then Congress should outlaw Major League
Baseball until the Dodgers cave.”

As a Giants fan, a Dodger shutdown has some appeal to me but since I
believe in truth, justice and the American way, all I can say is: play
ball.

John McCain versus Louis Gohmet Pyle:Senator Walnuts has been partying like it’s 2000.
First, he went on Fox News to state the obvious, that GOP nutbags were
responsible for what Fox calls the “slimdown.” That enraged nit wit
teanut Louis Gohmert Pyle who promptly said some more weird shit:

“I heard just before I came, some senator from Arizona, a guy that liked
Gaddafi before he wanted to bomb him,” Gohmert said. “A guy that’s been
to Syria and supported al Qaeda and the rebels. But he was saying today
the shutdown has been a fools’ errand. And I agree with him, the
president and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down.”

This
is, of course, classic Gohmert Pyle incoherence. Since John McCain
takes *everything* personally, it will push him into the “moderate”
camp, which consists of people who are only mildly crazy as opposed to
ready for a straitjacket fitting.

Truckin’ (Not):
It looks as if the great teawad trucker protest crapped out and only a
handful of big rigs showed up, good buddy. It rained in DC, so I guess they were
afraid they’d melt or something. Even Fox News admitted it was a flop as this headline indicates:

Dozens, not thousands, show up for DC trucker protest

Maybe their CB radio band got overloaded and they ended up in Balmer, good buddy. Actually, does anybody still use CB radios or say good buddy? Beats the hell out of me.

Truckers like country music and I like the Grateful Dead so let’s meet in the middle with Dwight Yoakam singing this Hunter-Garcia classic:

2 thoughts on “America Held Hostage Day 12

  1. Maplestreet says:

    Today at lunch was treated to Faux News. They are saying that the our favorite Kenyan, Marxist, Socialist, Moos-lim is intentionally making the shutdown as hard on people as possible.
    Also no mention that Boehner has told his folks that the negotiations are over. So even though spending bills have to originate in the house, wouldn’t this open the door for the majority-dem senate to come up with their own democratic plan?
    Or would this open the door for the Prez to exercise some sort of emergency powers (after all, the repubs have worked hard to build a presidency of unlimited power / if the prez does it then it is legal / unitary executive / whatever you want to call it.

  2. Maplestreet says:

    “it will be over Tuesday” – I’ll have to see it first. But isn’t the clear implication that our legislature so unconcerned about the effects of the budget that they can’t even waive a 3-day weekend to hold a Saturday session or at least meet on Monday for a vote? Not to mention, the specific holiday is really a pretty minor holiday.

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