Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with Rep. John Lewis (photo: talknewsradio via Flickr)

Nancy Pelosi has done what effective Speakers of the House do, and obtained the votes to pass the version of health, nay, insurance, nay some version of alleged “reform” through the House.  And she did it with Gallagher’s mallet too, which was a nice touch — I do so love seeing John Boehner covered in watermelon rind.  That shade of red compliments orange. And like Gallagher, Boehner has the unfunny clown thing totally down — in fact, there’s an infamous Jerry Lewis film crying out for his special talents.

So, I guess this is a great day for patriotism, or centrism, or capitalism, or corporatism, or fascism, or socialism, or Marxism, or fanaticism, or fatalism, or perhaps listening to the self-congratulating  just jism. So congrats to viscous substances everywhere.

In any case, I’m sure that now nothing bad will ever happen to anyone again for all time.




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Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .