This paragraph, from this article in Friday’s New York Times, just slays me:
The Senate is developing its own version of the stimulus bill, and intense haggling is expected over the next few weeks. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, has said the bill must pass by mid-February or she will cancel the Presidents’ Day recess.
You gotta love the image of Principal Pelosi addressing the 535 students of Bicameral Consolidated High School whilst Assistant Vice-Principal Reid prowls the hallways, looking dour and spindly and nervous. A friend of mine thinks Reid would be wielding a paddle, but I think he’s more the hall pass type, actually. Of course, my friend went to school (in Texas, yet) at a time when paddling was considered an integral part of a student’s education. By the time I was in elementary school, in Pennsylvania, corporal punishment was officially verboten, much to my teachers’ disgust, I would think. Shitheads.
Anyway. No recess ‘til you finish your homework, lazy-ass congresspersons! And whoever thought it was “cute” to flush all the Capitol toilets at the same time has another think coming. We will find you. Yes, we can.