PARTY LIKE IT'S 1995  12:35 pm December 15, 2011

Congress Hashing Out Last-Minute Deal To End Government, Again

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Obama is the guy lying down in front.

Oh what teary-eyed blood sport is a-boiling in Congress to-day: the federal government is headed for a shutdown, again, because Harry Reid won’t let the Senate vote on a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill made of the glued-together pencil shavings swept off the floor of the failed supercommittee negotiations, hooray! This is happening because of an entirely different payroll tax holiday extension bill that for reasons of strategery Harry Reid must first axe murder in the Senate to save and doom America in equal measure, due to House Republicans filling this payroll tax cut bill — that would help millions of working Americans — with their trademark sweaty little middle fingers for the environment and seniors on Medicare and unemployed people. Meanwhile, Barack Obama has helpfully interceded to say, “how about we just give up, for now” while everyone moves “sudden Apocalypse” a little higher up on their holiday wish list.

And here are your representative “dueling party leader soundbites” for this whole mess, from the NYTimes:

Senator Reid said Republicans “obviously want to have the government shut down,” an assertion denied by Republicans, who said Mr. Reid was holding up the omnibus spending bill to gain leverage on other issues, like the extension of a payroll tax cut.

“A government shutdown is a terrible idea,” said the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

In sum, no one from either party wants the government to shut down, which is exactly why it will shut down. So while thousands of government workers are already looking forward to receiving empty paycheck envelopes for the holidays, at least Congress and Obama have their shit together enough to agree to let the military run the domestic police force, which is probably all that will be left of America by next February. Go team! [NYTimes/Politico/Bloomberg]

 

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sbj1964 December 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

You can't spell ( Greedy. One .Percent .) without the G.O.P. !

Dashboard Buddha December 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

That should be a bumpersticker!

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Or a tattoo.

Dashboard Buddha December 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

OT tattoo – but a tattoo parlor in my stuffy little stuck up town just opened. My sweetie and I are going to get some ink…but not that.

That being said, I would be supportive of a movement to have this tattooed backward on all the major rethugs foreheads so it's the first thing they see every morning.

Biff December 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hey, me too! Oddly, we have more tattoo parlors than casinos and/or brothels in the nearby town of over 35K people.

Callyson December 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I've been saying Grand Old Pigs, but your version works better.

Joshua Norton December 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Grab. Our. Penis.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

You were a congressional intern?

slowhansolo December 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Galvanize. Our. People.

JackDempsey1 December 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Geezers On Parade
versus
Grandpa's Old Pants.
Can't decide.

Nostrildamus December 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Grope Or Perish !!!

RavenRant December 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Goofy Old People

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Grumpy Old People

GOPCrusher December 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Greasy Olde Pedophiles

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 2:46 am

NAMBLA libel!

Chillwaver December 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Does the Gov't shut down include suspending their salaries and benefits?

Fare la Volpe December 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Of course not. They're job creators.

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Shit, with all the payola they get from their corporate masters, their salary is just gravy, pin money if you will.

dadanarchist December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Salary, sure.

Platinum health benefits and their fucking pensions (even for those who only serve one term) are another matter entirely.

Chillwaver December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Titty Bar or Rent Boy change, which they can't live without.

Biff December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

So that's where they get the money for all those flag pins?

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Most of them are millionaires these days* – a missing paycheck or two just means putting only mid-level diesel in the yacht for the next couple of weeks.

*Back when I was a pup, I lived in the same neighborhood as and went to high school with two congressman's kids, and I did not live in an upscale, gated community. Nice, but definitely lower-middle to middle-middle class neighborhood

Schmannnity December 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Heads we horsewhip Reid first, tails we horsewhip McConnell first.

freakishlywrong December 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I say we tease that fuckers head out of his shell and bash it with a stick.

Generation[redacted] December 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

His head will stick out of his shell if you poke him in the butt. At least that's what I hear from Lindsay Graham.

Not_So_Much December 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Why choose? Share the 'love'.

actor212 December 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Can't we just get two horses and beat them both?

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Catherine the Great??

Baconzgood December 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

This surprises who?

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Tim Pawlenty?
Oh, I guess you didn't mean that kind of "who?".

Biff December 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Owls?

GOPCrusher December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Horton?

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Rick Perry?
Of course, the fact that Wednesday comes after Tuesday surprises him, so it's not terribly difficult.

Beowoof December 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I am pretty sure they republicans want a shut down. They have more interest in golf and appealing to their tea party base who would love this (Until their Social Security checks don't show up), than they do in any actual governing.

dadanarchist December 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

A couple weeks ago, the Great Orange Satan posted the calendar for the 2012 Congressional calendar. The bastards are on vacation more than half the year. On the one hand, that's an insult to Americans who are only mandated 2 weeks of unpaid vacation per year. One the other, at least they aren't around "governing."

nounverb911 December 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Is it too late to start over without the GOP?

Mumbletypeg December 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Obama has helpfully interceded to say, “how about we just give up, for now”

Was that the Honey Badger Obama was fist-bumping in that memorable wonkette photoshop'd image? Or a variation thereof — some kind of insidious creature put the moves on our Prez to the point he doesn't give a shit either.

freakishlywrong December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

The Montauk Monster?

Fare la Volpe December 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

God fuck us, every one!!

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Bammers already did that when he installed Tiny Tim in the Treasury Office.

RavenRant December 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

And reappointed Bernanke at the Fed. How much fail is enough fail to get you booted out of power in Washington?

Oh, I remember. Be a heterosexual Democrat who likes sexting with consenting adults. Way worse than looting/crashing the global economy.

Beowoof December 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Another of the daily "Fuck You American's" that I have come to expect from the republican party.

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I know I've posted this before, but it seems appropriate here, and always gives me a lift when I listen to it.

RavenRant December 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Fun tune. But, sadly, we are the ones getting fucked.

Biff December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Those cunts.

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

“A government shutdown is a terrible idea,” said the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

"But it's a wonderful threat for us to use whenever we want to get our way." COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS COCKSUCKERS

nounverb911 December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

You spelled it wrong.

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Fucking spell chek.

Biff December 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Koch.

Fare la Volpe December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Now tell us how ya really feel.

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

You left out a "COCKSUCKERS".

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I sense you're a government employee…Did you/they get payed during the Gingrich Shutdown of 1994? What's the prognosis here?

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I wasn't one back then, but those whom I work with that were tell me that they eventually got paid for the days they were forced to miss (!).

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Blojob libel!!

VinnyThePooh December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

The Newt Maneuver. G'head, GOTP. See what happens next.

MrFizzy December 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Leave the government running. Shut down Congress. It's too bad this country doesn't use the vote of confidence.

GOPCrusher December 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I'm about sick and tired of the Republiklans and their demands that we don't get our payroll tax cuts unless that fucking pipeline gets passed.

bureaucrap December 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Should've moved to zimbabwe when I had the chance.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Should've become a zombie when I had the chance.

OCcupied_Surf_Serf December 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Shutdown? Shit, the Republicans would love to just replace everyone in government with private-sector contractors…to pass out the vouchers….

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Is that anything like passing out checks on the floor of the House?

freakishlywrong December 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Actually, shutting it down and not re-opening it until 2013 would probably help Ameriduh out more than them actually "legislating".

Callyson December 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent…
“It’s a classic moment of this session of Congress, which is that both parties are for something and we can’t figure out how to get it done,” he said.
I'm sure the almost half of Americans who are poor or low income (IDK what the difference is between those two BTW, just quoting from the headlines) will feel Senator Liberman's pain.
Oh, and that War on Christmas? Can we forget about that and wage a war on the Scrooges in Congress instead?

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

"Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent…
“It’s a classic moment of this session of Congress, which is that both parties are for something and we can’t figure out how to get it done,” he said."

As usual, Senator Zoidberg is wrong.
Both parties are *not* for something, at least not the *same* thing.
The Repigs are for shutting down all functions of government that don't directly benefit them and/or their masters in the 1%.
The Dems are for bending over and grabbing their ankles.

dadanarchist December 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Jarvis Cocker really nailed it when he wrote his song, "Cunts are Still Running the World."
http://youtu.be/KB6qvvO_Oo4

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Some "interesting" comments with that…

Lascauxcaveman December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

They've kinda lost me on this payroll tax cut thing. To my thinking, it only helps those of us who already have jobs. We're not the worst off.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

"I think you can spot the flaw."

No provision that every single member of the 99% get punched in the face?

GunToting[Redacted] December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Why would they give them empty envelopes?

DaRooster December 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Surplus?

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Boise Cascade (Koch Bros.) sells the envelopes to the gov't … and we can't be cutting into their revenue, now, can we?

muthalovin December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Shut it, or cut it, as the kids used to say. God, kids are stupid.

Goonemeritus December 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm

It is clearly time to admit that our detour in to this whole experimental democracy thing hasn’t worked. It may be time to put technocrats in charge and cut out the middle men. In fact I’m considering throwing my hat in the ring for minister of shut the fuck up and eat your gruel.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

"I’m considering throwing my hat in the ring for minister of shut the fuck up and eat your gruel."

But not that high-class regular gruel; this is imitation gruel.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

What doesn't work is letting morons vote other morons into office. We need some sort of combined IQ, science, and current events test, that people have to pass before they have the right to vote. Why do we require a license to own a fucking dog, while any and every ignorant dimwit has a say in how the country is governed?

Mumbletypeg December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

That's the "dumb" part of freedumb, maybe? Can't have one without the other.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers had no idea that large numbers of Americans would be so ignorant and stupid, after a couple of centuries of "progress."

ifthethunderdontgetya December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

“A government shutdown is a terrible idea,” said the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Followed immediately by, "Pile more turtles!" "Turtles! More turtles!" he bellowed and brayed.
~

horsedreamer_1 December 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

First, John Boehner. Now, Mitch Mc Connell. Everything's coming up Derek Bell!

Pragmatist2 December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

If we become a Third World country, can we get aid from the United States – prospectively?

Fare la Volpe December 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Retroactively.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Only if the US gets to invade us, remove our commie leader, and take our oil.

GOPCrusher December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Maybe China will outsource some jobs to us then.

Mumbletypeg December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Ugh, I just tried to digest the Politico piece. Not sure if my head hurts from the typo's or that the legislative breakdown of this collision course is thrashing with more conditional caveats than a multi-headed hydra.

Indiepalin December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Very depressing. Oh well, maybe somebody will say something stupid during tonight's GOP debate / Goatfuck.

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Ya think?

Fare la Volpe December 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Jesus fuck, ANOTHER ONE?!

When does this royal fist-fest END?

johnnyzhivago December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

How can Santa deliver his packages if the Air Traffic Controllers are out of work?

RadioYKWE December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Or the chimney sweeps.

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 2:57 am

Well, that serves Socialist Santa, right. Free Market Santa will make it to every home in his stead, but it will cost you, just like Fedex costs you.

DaRooster December 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

"…that would help millions of working Americans…"

Are there still millions… welp, that's good… I guess.

Ducksworthy December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Ok. They want to be in government because they hate it so much. I get that. Why do they hate the Amerikun people so much?

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

All I know is that I wouldn't take my car to a mechanic that believes that cars are evil and should be abolished.

grandinquisitor December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Wait. If the government shuts down will that give us all enough time to escape before they put us in Gitmo?

meatlofer December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

G.W. has been quiet, since he quit the blow!

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

You know, maybe we could just start a war in the middle east to distract everyone …

Oh, wait.

not that Dewey December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I read that as "feral government is headed for a shutdown, again,"

feral == wild, having once known domestication, is an apt descriptor for Congreff.

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLl0WUlV9N4

We ain't going to the party
We ain't going to the game
We ain't going to the disco
Ain't gonna cruise down main

We're stealing people's mail
stealing people's mail
stealing people's mail
On a friday night

flamingpdog December 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thanks, man, I really needed that. (no snark)

BaldarTFlagass December 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Musical therapy!!

Steverino247 December 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Sen. McConnell (R-KY) as Inspector Klemp: "A government shutdown iss a terrible thing. Und it is about time ve had one!!!"

mavenmaven December 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

And just to really add to the misery, there's this from Herman Cain. Can someone help me get this pencil out of my ear? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

johnnyzhivago December 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Enjoy this with a steaming hot Pizza!!!!!!

DaRooster December 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

If you guys hate your jobs so fucking much… just quit! Go the fuck away and we will put in people that want to get things up and running well again… Not you Dicks that want to pit everyone against each other and have never ending wars and ruin everyone's livelihood and poison the air and water and not provide healthcare to citizens and not feed children and…

Jesus… there is no good stopping point… Fuckers…

GOPCrusher December 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Almost as bad as those fuckers that say they hate Washington so bad, they want your vote so they can go there.

DaRooster December 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Same ones that say, "Big Government is the problem… so vote for me."
'Cuz we all know we want a job that we can try to get rid of… who buys this fucking crap… oh yeah, Tea-Baggers.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

""Big Government is the problem… so vote for me."
'Cuz we all know we want a job that we can try to get rid of… "

Seems fair, since they got rid of so many of our jobs.

Blueb4sunrise December 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I have a cold.

slowhansolo December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

These fucking cunts…

Biff December 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Trouble is, when it gets down to brass tacks, everyone wants to get rid of everyone else's cunt but their own. Nothing changes, ever.

RavenRant December 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Fucking Cunt Libel! Fucking cunts bring happiness and joy to all who partake of them.

These dirtbags bear no resemblance to fucking cunts.

slowhansolo December 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

That's very true. I probably should have said "rancid cunts" instead, and then reserved it for the American Gulag post, since this is just business as usual…

RavenRant December 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Business as usual since Republicans declared war on Obama, and decided the entire country was acceptable collateral damage.

And yeah, the American Gulag. WTF is happening in this country, how the hell can we stop it? 93 senators voted for the original bill, including Al Fucking Franken!?!!!

RadioYKWE December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This happens every fucking December. And we always lose. The Kochsuckers get everything they want: pipeline, no taxes on the job creators, military untouched, police state and we get some cheap buy-off on our payroll tax — which comes out of Social Security nonetheless. And by Kochsuckers, I also mean the pantywaist Dems who will trumpet said payroll tax cut as what they had to have. Fuck 'em all with a rusty chainsaw encrusted with herpes.

not that Dewey December 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm
RadioYKWE December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

It's a War on War, and you're gonna lose.

not that Dewey December 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

My mind is filled with Radio cures

Dashboard Buddha December 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Plus…what good is a payroll tax holiday when so many people aren't on a payroll?

An_Outhouse December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

This getting old and tired. SHUT IT DOWN already and leave it that way until next November.

user-of-owls December 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I'm going to withhold commenting on this until Emma Sullivan weighs in.

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I heard from a guy who knows her father's sister-in-law that Emma's an al Qaeda operative.

Just stating that here might be enough to get her locked up forever under the new rules. What a system!

user-of-owls December 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

V572 the Merciless

#heratsalot

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Henghngh?

user-of-owls December 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

#HeRatsAlot

x111e7thst December 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm
ThundercatHo December 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I wish those goddamn hobbits would just throw the fucking ring in the volcano already.

weejee December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Along with eye of Newt.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

What's almost as bad is that our guys never seem to learn, or call their bluff, or anything.
"Give us a pay raise, or we'll shut down the government!"
"Oh, no! Not that! Anything but that!"
"Give us more tax cuts for the 1%, or we'll shut down the government!"
"Oh, no! Not that! Anything but that!"
"I want a piece of cake with a frosting flower on it, or I'm gonna shut down the government!"
Etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

ThundercatHo December 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

No kidding. A congressional campaign committee fundraiser lady called me yesterday asking for a "small gift" of $100. Poor lady had to listen to my rant and not get any money.

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 2:59 am

Brilliant.

But, why were they trying to throw New Yorker Precious into the volcano?

owhatever December 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I just thought of this — two Republicer champions of the "marriage is a sacred institution ballyhoo," Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, have had seven wives between them. I am watching them with my War on Christmas drones to see if they are getting anything on the side.

imissopus December 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

These fucking guys.

That Lieberman quote someone put in upthread is priceless. Fuck's sake, Vinegar Joe, we know how to get it done: get your fellow ass-spelunkers in the GOP to agree to a tiny surtax on one income level so the vast majority of folks at the lower income level can get a little more money in their pockets for another year. I know, I know, it's socialist slavery forced redistribution of wealth or something, but at the same time we're responsibly paying for a tax cut so as not to increase the deficit, at least in theory. Such a conundrum! Fuck.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Joe is full of shit, and "both parties are for something and we can’t figure out how to get it done" is total bullshit. He knows damned well the problem is in all the extra crap the GOPtards loaded onto the bill, unrelated crap that "both parties" are decidedly NOT for.

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

The best bullshit evasion is when people say, "I wouldn't mind paying higher taxes if I could be sure that my money was going for important things." Sounds sort of reasonable on its face, but what they're really saying is that they don't trust elected officials, which means they don't like democracy. All of which is another way of saying, "I wouldn't mind higher taxes if I could be king and get all the money to spend on shit I want.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Not really sure that I agree with you here, V.
I'm not saying I would turn down being queen, especially if a sparkly tiara came with the deal, but if I had to pay higher taxes in an America with good schools, good healthcare, decent jobs, etc., I'd be a lot happier than I am in my current situation, which is that I have to pay higher taxes so that the military can have $100. ashtrays and the banks and corporations can sit on mountains of money and pay nothing.

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Right, I agree, let’s spend the money on good stuff and not imperialist adventures. But in a democracy, if you don’t like the people running the government or the way they’re running it, you have the right to vote for other people whom you hope’ll do better. But your disagreement does not give you the right to argue that taxes are “theft,” or that the government is illegitimate, or that you’re “disenfranchised,” or even that lower taxes are always better than higher taxes. If we give up believing in democratic solutions, we become monarchists or anarchists or supporters of this or that tyrant. Amiright?And anyway, after the monarchy’s established, I’m going to be king. You could maybe be my consort and have ermine robes, or even a scepter, but that’s it.  

ThundercatHo December 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Sorry Ving but I must disagree. I don't trust most elected officials esp ones with an (R) after their name but it doesn't mean I don't like democracy. The problem we have with the (D)'s is that they don't do what we elected them to do. Besides, I called Queen of Everything first but I will let all Wonketteers be my senior advisors and if Tessiee wants a sparkly tiara she can have one but SecDef is definately going to Ttommy.

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

^^
^
To paraphrase Shakespeare: "My house full of books is queendom enough for me".

actor212 December 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

“A government shutdown is a terrible idea…for me to poop on!,” said the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Fixed yer post

hagajim December 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I figure if they can't figure this out Barry ought to just shut the military down and divert its funding to making sure everything else works…oh wait, I forgot, Barry is as bad as the rest of these fucks. War first, everything else last!

El Pinche December 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I say we all get drunk, and shit Christmas logs on the Capitol lawn.

El Pinche December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Or just get drunk and beat the shit out of McConnell with a stick like Tió de Nadal…in the name of baby Jesus, of course.

BarackMyWorld December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

All Congressmen suck, except my Congressman. And Barney Frank.

user-of-owls December 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

*cough, Gabby, cough*

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 3:02 am

Well, if we're to be honest, she sucks, too, but hopefully, she'll get better. Shes about as good as its going to get out of Arizona, at the moment, and I'll take it.

chascates December 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Instead of shutting down the government just nail the doors shut to both the House and Senate and see who all survives the next month or so left without lobbyists' money, media attention, and of course, food and water.

ChernobylSoup December 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I see what Wonkette's doing here. They're trying to show us what a government shutdown will be like by going all silent and not posting anything new.

RadioYKWE December 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

First they came for Kortney, and we said nothing….

tessiee December 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

"About 97.3 million Americans fall into a low-income category, commonly defined as those earning between 100 and 199 percent of the poverty level, based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that is designed to provide a fuller picture of poverty."

Oh, but let's all remember whatever that horseshit rationalization was, about how the poor people have it so good here because we're Ameriduh and *our* poor people have refrigerator boxes and bridges to sleep under and USA! USA!! USA!!!

ttommyunger December 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Reid and McConnell. Two fucking douchebag sellouts; the only difference is one of them has a chin.

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Yeah, but Reid's chin is made of glass, so it's not really all that much different.

ttommyunger December 16, 2011 at 6:14 am

Right. He's supposed to be a boxer, can you believe that? Being in the ring with him must be like working with a speed bag filled with Jell-O.

Negropolis December 16, 2011 at 2:43 am

Why does Hairless Reid continue to leave the rules as is in the Senate with a party so damned crazy, that they'd allow America to default to prove a point? The first thing they should do when they get back from break in the new year is do what the he should have done years ago and that's change the fucking rules, already. Not because it would help Democrats, but because it's the right thing to do.

Goonemeritus December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

It’s probably just my effete European roots talking. After all if it’s good enough for Italy why not us.

V572 the Merciless December 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Ah…thought you were talking about my new friend, Herat Salot.

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