Well they just keep jabbering away don't they? It makes you wonder how these cruel dolts got elected, or even out of high school.
Up in Pennsylvania republican governor, Tom Corbett was asked if he agreed with someone who compared two people of the same sex wanting to get married to a couple of 12 year olds seeking to tie the knot.
Governor Corbett had this to say, "It was an inappropriate analogy you know. I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"
Ted Martin, who is with an outfit called Equality Pennsylvania, immediately started screeching like a banshee and within hours, Corbett issued a written apology which read, "My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did I apologize." He later said he was just trying to explain current Pennsylvania law by giving an example of marriages that are banned by the state. That excuse is, of course, prima facie bullshit. There isn't a soul out there with more than two working brain cells who doesn't realize he was comparing same sex marriages to incest. Give it a few days and the born again Christian crowd will pick up on the governor's train of thought and begin using an argument that goes something like this: if we make it legal for two men to marry now, it will just be a matter of time before huge numbers of brothers and sisters will demand the same right. Trust me, I have to put up with these loons on a daily basis, it is coming--just wait for it.
In Washington D.C. republican congressman Randy Neugebauer showed up looking for a photo op at the WWII memorial. He certainly got one. Cameras were rolling as he berated a Park Service ranger for not allowing people to tour the area because of the government shutdown, which he helped start. With a mini American flag planted firmly in his breast pocket he told the woman, "The Park Service should be ashamed." She replied she wasn't and he snapped, "You should be."
A man standing nearby said to the congressman, "She is just doing her job." When Neugebauer turned to confront him, the guy told him he was a 30 year government employee who had been furloughed because of the shutdown. Predictably Neugebauer blamed Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid for the current debacle. When the guy disagreed, the congressman, obviously not accustomed to speaking with a member of the public who isn't a tea party wanker, turned his back on him and quickly fled the scene while the dude was still talking.
Today, John Boehner, who is reportedly the Speaker of the House, called President Obama, "irresponsible." The Speaker, who can best be described as Ted Cruz's valet, is upset the president won't "negotiate," with house republicans about the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare, as it has been called, is a three year old law, which the Supreme Court has found constitutional and is just now beginning to be implemented. Boehner and the rest of the republicans have failed to repeal it 40 plus times because they don't have the votes. So, being the responsible ones in this political wrestling match, they have shut down the entire government of the United States of America and are telling us all they'll keep the lights out until they get their way.
Finally, in a rare fit of honesty, Indiana republican congressman Marlin Stutzman bitterly complained about the gridlock, saying, "We are not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."
Ahh, now were down to it. The republicans started this entire mess, which in many quarters would be described as an act of extortion, and if they don't get some sort of reward it will be a sign of disrespect toward them. Isn't that rather like the playground bully telling you if you don't hand over your lunch money he'll know you don't admire him? The only apparent difference is at least the bully knows what he wants. Stutzman and God only knows how many more of these quacks are so brain dead they can't even figure out what is an acceptable ransom.
Thankfully it is Friday and there is beer in the refrigerator and cigars in the humidor. A human being can only take so much of this brutal nonsense you know.
As always, watch out for flying chairs.
And, Mr. Scott, you have the con. If you need me I'll be in the bar.