Tuesday, July 30, 2013

So tired, you wonder if they've been euthanized...

Hey it's almost time for the August break for Congress...that traditionally busy time that is followed by ignoring imminent threats or lunatic-dominated "town meetings". But leave it to the Perry Como of the House and his minions to set a new tone:
Congressional lawmakers will straggle into the Capitol this week for the last legislative days before their long summer recess, crunch time in past Congresses but a sleepy time for the underachieving 113th. The last week before the August recess is usually full of late nights, last-minute deal-making and achievements to take home to constituents. This week, the House will not even show up until Tuesday evening.
And they'll get right down to the important stuff:
...the House’s marquee moment before adjourning until Sept. 9 will come on Friday with its 40th vote to cripple President Obama’s health care law. House members preparing their vacation plans have been assured that the last vote will be no later than 3 p.m.
And the even more important stuff:
In an interview on Fox News Saturday, Rep Steve King (R-IA) said many of his colleagues in Congress are "standing by" him after he claimed many immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are drug smugglers. "My colleagues are standing by me. They come up to me constantly," King said.
Well, they don't have much else to do.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

More the Dean Martin kind of Mr. Relaxation.

(BTW, I share in your mourning for the now-departed YouTube SCTV Perry Como “Still Alive” sketch. It will truly be missed.)

Montag said...

Now, please, people who make $174,000 a year, work three and a half days a week, go from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car (or depending upon status, limo) to air-conditioned office to air-conditioned fundraiser, do not "straggle."

Your New York Times, citizens.

kingweasil said...

right after the health care repeal and the calves of musk melon Mexicans debate I hope we can jump right back to flag burning.i don't think 3 years was enough play for that one.

StonyPillow said...

Hmmn. Fantasizing about the cantaloupe-like parts of Mexican boys' anatomy, basking and ripening in the Iowa sun.

The Honorable Representative King has finally breathed in too much pig sh*t dust. He simply has to stop playing with himself in front of polite company.

DanF said...

Shouldn't we be gearing up for shark attacks?

pansypoo said...

where's sequestration for their pay?