Progress in ending the nutty teabagger guvmint shutdown has been
slower than molasses today but I think it will be over by Tuesday.
Unlike Politico I have no anonymous sources, just blogger's intuition. I
could be wrong but I'm certain that the neo-Confederates want to delay reopening the guvmint until after Columbus Day to avoid angering Silvio Dante and Paulie Walnuts.
Brief Reading Assignment: Dave Weigel has been on fire during the shutdown and this piece about teanut voting patterns is a must read. Dave does a good job of trying to explain the inexplicable behavior of the teahadists. Me, I just think they're crazy stupid.
Take Me Out To The Shutdown: I live in a blue island in a red ocean so I don't need to write my Congressman about the shutdown but a grieving Atlanta Braves fan wrote his winger congresscritter a sarcastic screed:
Paul Kaplan sent a letter this week to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) after the Braves were eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers. "LA's stubborn refusal to even talk to us about reversing the results of this series is un-sportsmanlike and un-American," Kaplan wrote. "But there is an answer: If the Dodgers won't listen to the cries of average Americans like you and me, then Congress should outlaw Major League Baseball until the Dodgers cave."
As a Giants fan, a Dodger shutdown has some appeal to me but since I believe in truth, justice and the American way, all I can say is: play ball.
John McCain versus Louis Gohmet Pyle: Senator Walnuts has been partying like it's 2000. First, he went on Fox News to state the obvious, that GOP nutbags were responsible for what Fox calls the "slimdown." That enraged nit wit teanut Louis Gohmert Pyle who promptly said some more weird shit:
"I heard just before I came, some senator from Arizona, a guy that liked Gaddafi before he wanted to bomb him," Gohmert said. "A guy that's been to Syria and supported al Qaeda and the rebels. But he was saying today the shutdown has been a fools' errand. And I agree with him, the president and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down."
This is, of course, classic Gohmert Pyle incoherence. Since John McCain takes *everything* personally, it will push him into the "moderate" camp, which consists of people who are only mildly crazy as opposed to ready for a straitjacket fitting.
Truckin' (Not): It looks as if the great teawad trucker protest crapped out and only a handful of big rigs showed up, good buddy. It rained in DC, so I guess they were afraid they'd melt or something. Even Fox News admitted it was a flop as this headline indicates:
Dozens, not thousands, show up for DC trucker protest
Maybe their CB radio band got overloaded and they ended up in Balmer, good buddy. Actually, does anybody still use CB radios or say good buddy? Beats the hell out of me.
Truckers like country music and I like the Grateful Dead so let's meet in the middle with Dwight Yoakam singing this Hunter-Garcia classic: