Friday, December 14, 2012
As the week draws to a close, there appears to be no new progress (or progress of any kind) towards avoiding a headlong plunge over the fiscal cliff...and no suggestion that B. Hussein won't be departing on his $4 million Hawaiian vacation on Monday while the country prepares to sink to a deeper level of Hell.
And why shouldn't he? He isn't adding anything to the negotiations while in Washington, and if any important agreements are reached in his absence, he's already set the precedent that his electronic auto-pen has the same authority to sign bills into law that he does. Assuming that his auto-pen isn't vacationing at Martha's Vineyard with the Kennedy family auto-pens.
Reports are already trickling in that all-important Christmas sales aren't as robust as merchants hoped they would be, because consumers are concerned that there seems to be nobody really in charge in Washington who gives a damn about trying to save our economy.
Which is why, at the Jarlsberg home (shown above), we're displaying our holiday sentiments using energy-inefficient lights powered by nice, smoky coal plants.
Because we may have to go over the cliff, but we're damn well not going to do it quietly in the dark.