A Very Boehner Christmas

I don’t even have to read the headlines sometimes to know I am going to be annoyed by a story in the news.  Barely have the google news page open, and the first word I see is “Boehner.” Usually that word is immediately followed by some form of  frippery he is spouting about his rich mans point of view.

Not that other politicians don’t do the same.  A great many do, from all corners of the political spectrum, he’s just especially annoying about it.

The words that immediately followed were “Says House GOP Opposes Deal on Payroll Tax”  Which for those of you who don’t know Beltway-speak really means one of two things.  One is: “The Tea Party wants more concessions for big business and the President knows it.”  The other is “GIMME GIMME GIMME what I want!”

One of those.

Frankly I’m not surprised he and his right wing friends don’t like it.   Story I hear is that Boehner isn’t sure he can keep his house in order and his people in check to get this passed.  It was accepted by the Democratic Senate, and has breaks for the middle and working class in it.  That isn’t how the right wing rolls.

Too bad that doesn’t really matter.

The Senate is on recess at this point, with only pro-forma sessions scheduled from here on out. That means it’s perfunctory, no business is expected, and the only reason it is open is because the house is open for business, because the senate cannot shut down for more than three days in a row while the house is open for business, and vice versa.

So good luck, all you unemployed or under employed people, because you’ll be shit outta luck if Boehner can’t hold his caucus together.  And that Tea Party is mighty hard to control. He’d better hope he can, or else a LOT of people are going to hold him, the Republicans, and the Tea Party personally responsible for screwing them during the Holiday season here in America.

But that seems to be the way it always goes, right?  The rich make excuses and the poor get shafted, and called lazy on top of it.

Merry Christmas.


I need a little Christmas, sooooo…. Viddy of the day: Mary’s Boy Child (Harry Belafonte)

Tis a truly beautiful song, one of the best renderings of any Christmas song.  It’s up there with the Harry Simeone Chorale singing “Little drummer boy”, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas”, and Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song”


How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.

Benjamin Franklin

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Ah! dearest Jesus, Holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for thee.

Martin Luther


Pic of the day:  Adoration of the Shepherds, by Guido Reni


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.

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