Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hammer Time



Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi passed the gavel of Speaker of the House to Republican John Boehner, who deserves a medal for "courageous restraint" in not using the opportunity to whack Ms. Pelosi on the noggin like a carnival test-of-strength game ("The bell rings! Give that man a cigar!")

Ms. Pelosi, who claims to be a champion of the little people, had just returned from a Hawaiian vacation in which she stayed in a $10,000 per night suite... presumably because Motel 6 had no vacancies.


The House Democrats voted to keep Ms. Pelosi as minority leader (officially known as "Shrieker of the House")...but 18 party members chose to either vote against her or simply vote "present" - which is apparently considered an insult except when the vote was cast by Barack Obama. In fact, no candidate for minority leader has garnered so little support since 1923 - a clear indication of many Democrats' resentment of the woman responsible for their "shellacking" in November.

And so a new era dawns in Washington. But will it be a time of constructive bipartisanship...or ugly in-your-face confrontations, investigations, and bloodthirsty battles?

We're hoping it's that second one.




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14 comments:

Bobo said...

Hit her on the head with a gavel and all the bats will fly from her belfry. Hit it twice and it plays 'Ding Dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the mean old witch.' Was her vacation to the land of mai tais and coconuts at taxpayer expense? 10 large a night...must have been some luau. Wonder if she snuck off with the island's favorite "homie" son when he was there and got leid?

Jeff H said...

Nothing good ever comes of anything that starts with "bi-".

Suzy said...

LOL at Jeff....

Anyway Boehner is coming in with a strong appearance, I'd like to see him (and all the Reps) really follow through, grab a few Dems along the way, and actually get some stuff done for the next two years. Show Obama his lame duck presidency has already begun.

Louis la Vache said...

HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!! - both the cartoon and the caption to the photo!

Let's just pray the 'pubbies don't forget the message we voters sent on November 2. We've got to keep the blowtorches at their toes as reminders. It doesn't bode well that they caved on START, that they passed that "Food Safety" that will put a lot of small producers out of business or that the House 'pubbies put the RINO Upton in the chair he coveted...

«Louis» is for term limits! Limit ALL of them to 2 terms! One in office, one in the Federal Penitentiary!

Larry Sheldon said...

Pelosi and The Won were both in Hawaii at the same time?

Is there a story there?

Pete(Detroit) said...

Larry - yes - Hawaii is extremely cool
especially if you have $10K / day to blow
((-'pb

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

I'm with you, Stilton, and I refuse to shower love on the Speaker or House Republicans until they actually show me something. Hint: One meaningless vote on repealing Obamacare won't do it. I want long-term commitment and continued evidence of same.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Angry Hoosier Dad- I've got nothing against a little political theater, but ONLY if it's accompanied by substantive actions. Right now, the Republicans are serving on probation: this is their last chance to get it right before real conservatives decide that the last election didn't bring enough change.

Pete(Detroit) said...

I'm kind of of that opinion anyway, Stilt - after all, John Conyors is STILL my critter..

Mitch said...

Could someone point me to a Democrat website that jokes about killing the Speaker of the House by bashing out their brains with the Speaker's gavel, or do I just need to "grow a sense of humor," in which case it will be perfectly fine to suggest such a thing.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Mitch- Oh, puh-leeze...you're trying way too hard to be offended.

Did I say that someone should kill Nancy Pelosi? No. Did I say that she should have her brains beaten in? No. I said that after she handed Boehner a giant, Looney Tunes-style mallet, he didn't bop or otherwise ruffle her botox-infused noggin.

So apparently you're offended that we didn't say she should get hit. Which is pretty confusing.

Put another way, no violence (let alone murder) was advocated, so you're either reading impaired or humor impaired. Or perhaps had a bad experience with a mallet in your youth.

But to be perfectly fair, I can't point you to any Democrat websites that joke about killing conservatives... although a fair number seem to genuinely want conservatives dead or tortured and aren't joking about it.

On a final note, in case it was going to keep you up tonight, the cartoon driver of Nancy's cartoon car wasn't really crushed to death by the cartoon tank in today's cartoon. So dry those tears.

Louis la Vache said...

Here, Mitch - maybe this is more to your liking - or maybe not.

In any case, we all need to make a trip to Lowe's or Home Depot, buy blowtorches, light them and keep them near the 'pubbies toes so they don't forget why they are there like the did the last time they had the majority...

Mitch said...

You do understand, don't you, that the "giant, Looney Tunes-style mallet" was a gift from his worshipers? http://bit.ly/gBs2G0

Of course you do

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Mitch- "A gift from his worshippers"? According to your own link, it was simply a gift from someone...and according to that same link, Madame Pelosi had also posed with extra-large gavels during her term. So once again, you're making a lot of noise but don't actually seem to be saying anything.