Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Atheists Ain't Got No Songs

Madhatter Of Congress (I Mean That In The Nicest Way)

Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

Wearing hats is her fashion signature and she owns a vast collection of them. She’d like a 173 year-old rule of the United States House of Representatives changed so she can wear her hats on the House floor while working during session.

via Webutante
I had to look for more pics. There are tons because she has collected hats for 30 years and believes the hats and coordinated suits (canary yellow, fire engine red, etc.) define her.
Her priority as a new member is to have rule banning hats on the floor of the House changed and wants Speaker Boehner to rescind the rule. He can't. Not by himself.
I think the whole world would like to see an American Congressman wearing a cowboy hat with a matching canary yellow suit while in the well of the House. It just screams gravitas.

Hats off to you Frederica.

Steny Hoyer Says We Are From Unhappy Families

It's a good thing he didn't just come out and call us trailer trash. I'd have to don my Oshkoshs and BB silkies and git up there to set him straight. Actually, my family was as happy as it could be where two sets of grandparents showed up regularly and my five older sisters had to put up with cutie-pie me. Fortunately I didn't have to share everything with my sisters. Maybe that's unfortunate to Steny, but I drew the line at hand-me-down Capri pants and training bras.

Hoyer: Tea Party People Come From Unhappy Families

There are a whole lot of people in the Tea Party that I see in these polls who don’t want any compromise. My presumption is they have unhappy families. All of you have been in families: single-parent, two-parents, whatever. Multiple parent and a stepfather. The fact is life is about trying to reach accommodation with one another so we can move forward. That is certainly what democracy is about. So if we are going to move forward compromise is necessary.

Fortunately for our Republic compromise is mitigated by a majority. Unfortunately, my family was never even remotely considered a democracy. Especially by Dad. Hoyer is full of hooey. And his Mom wore combat boots.

It's Official: Boehner In And Pelosi Out

The ever prescient Nana said just before the last election:

Pelosi vows: I’ll still be Speaker five weeks from now


It's Official: GOP's Boehner Is Speaker Of The House

Good riddance and good news for the nation!

Jerrold Nadler To Pick Up Mantle Of "Clown Of Congress" From Defeated Alan Grayson

Reporters, worried that classic clown fodder would no longer be available with the defeat of Alan Grayson are relieved that Jerrold of Wall Street has, without skipping a beat, continued Alan Grayson's clown act in congress with stupidly false statements.

House Republicans Say Democrats Can Join in Recitation of Constitution

The exercise, apparently prompted by loud complaints that Democratic lawmakers and the Obama administration have ignored the Constitution, has drawn ridicule in some quarters. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), former chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, said the GOP is treating the founding document like a "sacred text." Nadler called it a "ritualistic reading" for propaganda purposes.

It is not clear if Grayson left his famously large clown shoes for Nadler's use or if Nadler has had his own custom shoes fitted.

White House Replacement For Bob Gibbs Named

In a fig leaf of peace to Muslims here and abroad President Barack Obama today announced Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf as the replacement of Bob Gibbs as White House press secretary.

Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf has been a peer of Gibbs and a highly placed White House source confirmed that al-Sahhaf has long been suspected of being Sen. John Kerry's speech writer when Gibbs also worked for Kerry.

Asked about the stunning defeat of Democrats in the last election and the installation of Rep. John Boehner as Speaker, al-Sahhaf described Boehner as "the leader of the international criminal gang of bastards," and that "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Obama' minions."

Neither Robert Gibbs nor Nancy Pelosi could be reached for comment. Both were reported still at at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii planning their leadership agenda for the 112th Congress.