Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Taking One for the Team; Party of the Confederacy Edition

Paul Ryan, the former nominee for vice-president, was elected as the 62nd speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, as the Republican party sought to prevent a disintegration of its congressional majority. The Wisconsin congressman was elected with 236 votes, and received a standing ovation in the chamber.
There are 247 Republicans in the House, so either nine guys were out of town, or some of them sat on their hands.

In other news, the clown who came up with the Hastert Rule pled guilty to hiding transactions. The transactions he was hiding-- paying $3.5 million on hush money to cover up sexually abusing kids. That they let him off he hook from the charge of lying to the Feds sort of signals that they didn't have much of a case, but they had enough that Hastert chose not to roll the dice by going to trial.

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