Light at the end of the tunnel?

“Gimme a minute, that Squeaker’s gavel has to be up here somewhere.”

The House of Reprehensibles is fixin’ to gavel itself on the noggin again starting at noon Swamp time, and you’ll want to have the popcorn and soda within easy reach.

From the sound of things Charlie McCarthy is prepared to give away everything that makes the Squeaker’s gig even halfway meaningful in order to get his pampered paws on the gavel.

Then the Freedumb Fighters will grab said gavel and run away, giggling. “Psych! Now we want a blood oath to the Constitution, mandatory open carry in the House Chamber, and the Squeaker has to do a daily dance on TikTok. In his tighty-whities.”

This is why it’s a bad idea to negotiate with terrorists. Their planning stops at the hostage-taking stage. From that point on it gets Western real quick, all horseshit and gunfire.

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18 Responses to “Light at the end of the tunnel?”

  1. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Good point mi amigo. Charlie could just wait them out. But, you knew there would be a but, the maga crazies supporting the 20 bozos, including the two shitheads from az, just love watching the gubmint grind to a halt. They won’t care until there SS checks bounce. I doubt the constituents would put any heat on the goonies.

    • SAO’ Says:

      The one thing we’ve learned since Bush-Gore is that no one really knows how gubbermint works. If the Dems had any sense, they wouldn’t threaten anybody, they wouldn’t promise anything, they wouldn’t make any proclamation of any sort. But in every interview, they should say things like, I am dearly concerned that Social Security checks might start bouncing in the next six months.

      No one votes in numbers like old people, but also, no one votes against their self interests, more reliably.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      O, lawd, don’t let them SS checks bounce. Herself will put me out on the street if I don’t kick my fair share in to the family fund.

      Meanwhile, pow, Lucky Number 7. McCarthy adds another Florsheim print to his collection. Number 8 on the way.

  2. Shawn Says:

    I think I’ll just have water with my popcorn. When I start snorting with laughter, splattered water is a lot easier to clean up.

    I wonder if the voting GOP in Wyoming had realized that Cheney could have been in the running for Speaker, that they would have voted her back into office? Nah, they likely think their portion of the orange blob tit is too big to cough up.

  3. Shawn Says:

    As for a handbasket, I’m going to ask that my head be carted off in a Home Depot bucket.

    Nice clouds. Are they often so colorful where you live? I’ve emulated the Inuit and began a glossary of descriptions for the clouds in my area: pewter gray, mauve gray, wish-it-were-more-pink gray, stinky fish gray, K McCarthy gray, et al. Perhaps today I’ll go for a ride on my gray bike.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We do get some killer clouds in these parts. Interesting light, too. I rarely fiddle with the saturation or anything else. What the iPhone sees is what you get.

      Here’s one from what we call The Golden Hour, late in the day when the Sandias get lit up.

      The Golden Hour

    • Herb from Michigan Says:

      Here in the Mitten State I’d like to add”Berlin, 1945 newsreel after the bombings gray” also “if I had some 18 Year Old Wisers left this would be a better day gray”

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      When we get a series of gray days here in The Duck! City it really messes with the mind. Normally, even when it’s bite-ass cold you get these fine sunrises and sunsets with blue skies in between.

  4. SpacePiggy Says:

    I used to enjoy your scribbles, but ever since you stopped the snark and went mainstream media its just one damn thing after another.

  5. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Welp, that’s ass-whuppin’ No. 8. Will we see No. 9? Three ass-whuppin’s per diem is a lot, even for someone who likes it.

    And just like that, Keb’ No-Mo’ takes a big hit of Love Potion No. 9. It tastes … it tastes like FreeDumb®.

  6. Shawn Says:

    Although it may seem that I’m happy with the apparent confusion in the GOP regarding the Speaker choice process, but actually I’m more fascinated by the perceived confusion. There are representatives there who were elected by their constituents on specific platforms and a number of those representatives are sticking to their guns. I’m not terribly concerned about the history making delay that is going on. I believe that it allows us to more clearly see the positions of many of the representatives that before were not quite so much out of the gray. Unfortunately for McCarthy, his downfall may be his too obvious ambition. A trait that most politicians exhibit, but like so many others, if you climb a little too quickly up toward the top of the shit pile, the stench from the other pile residents will drag you down.

    In the mean time, is there anybody discussing the given powers of the current pro-tem Speaker? Does the Clerk of the House, Cheryl Johnson have the ability to swear in the newly elected representatives?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Nope. The House, unlike the Senate, has to reconstitute itself every two years. The first order of business is electing a Squeaker. Nothing else can happen until that happens.

      Here’s Mother Times on that topic:

      Under federal law, a newly elected House must swear in a speaker, and the speaker must swear in the members “previous to entering on any other business.” In other words, until the House chooses a speaker, it cannot legally do anything else. As long as it is in session, it has to vote for a speaker (a tedious, time-consuming affair because House precedent says the speaker is elected by a “viva voce” vote, a live voice vote in which each individual member-elect says a name out loud). If the vote fails, it has to vote again. And again.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      His trip to more legos after January 6th told me all I needed to know about this tool. And, as Shawn says, this action spotlighted his ambition was more important to him than the country. Then he came right back to DC and followed his orders from the tangerine turd. So, to me anyway, he is also a traitor. He demonstrated that in his total lack of support to the Jan 6th committee. He betrayed his oath, period. He is unworthy to be the speaker or in the House at all. The FY-23 budget has been passed, so they can have their hissy fit for another week or more without any real consequence. Let’s all hope the country’s credit rating doesn’t crash because of this childish republican tantrum.

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