Friday, September 25, 2015

A Miracle!

Welcome MBRU readers! Thanks. Monkeyfister!

Raphael, The Miraculous Drought of Fishes, tapestry, Sistine Chapel, via Catholic News UK.

We weren't surprised to see the Speaker weeping copiously during the Pontiff's appearance before the Houses of Congress, which Boehner had apparently spent his entire congressional career trying to attain, but we didn't expect to witness the softening of his dry little heart (in emulation, perhaps of the liquefaction of the blood of St. Januarius, which we were just celebrating last week on Mulberry Street). But it seems that he did decide for once in his life to put the interests of the people of the United States (including food stamp clients) ahead of his own job tenure, for the first time since he ascended to the Speakership, and is planning to present and pass a budget that doesn't defund Planned Parenthood; he's resigning because otherwise the conservative Republicans in the House would fire him for defying their wishes to shut down the government.

I heard on the radio that it isn't really a papal miracle, and he claims to have been planning the move for a while, but it's a pretty thought. Wish he would have done it two years ago over the comprehensive immigration bill. If he had done so there would be no Trump to torture us today, as the issue would no longer be an Obama issue and would be basically closed.

What would really be a miracle would be if the next speaker were to be elected by a coalition of Democrats and sane Republicans—we know there are some though they are closeted and in a state of constant terror—in the aim of getting some governmenting done in the run-up to 2016. Hahaha. Even God can't do that.
Update: I don't usually link to the Wonkette, not because I don't love it but because its filthy advertising breaks my computer, but I had the fortune to see this.

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