Turtlehead Slithers as Shutdown 2018 Withers

(Washington, DC — January 22, 2018) – By a vote of 81-18 in the Senate, and 266-150 in the House, Shutdown 2018 can be declared officially over. And so ends the first Federal government shutdown in history in which the three entities responsible – the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House –…

Republican Obstructionists Prepare for Forced Furloughs Akin to Akin

(Washington, DC — January 21, 2018) – Day 2 of the Federal government shutdown arrived with Congress showing little or no movement on ending the standoff that has shuttered the Federal government for the first time since 2013. They can’t even agree on what to call #Shutdown2018 . For their part, Republicans are calling the…

For Republicans, the CHIPs are Down

(Washington, DC — January 20, 2018) – Recriminations continued on the first day of Shutdown 2018, making it less likely that a breakthrough would come before millions of non-essential Federal government employees and Federal contractors go back to work. At least one White House idiot – um, official – appeared to relish the prospect of…

GOP POTUS + GOP COTUS = Democrats’ Fault for Shutdown?

(Washington, DC — January 20, 2018) – On May 2, 2017, Chancellor Squirrelhead logged on to Twitter and tweeted – with his itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy fingers – that the country needed “a good ‘shutdown’” as a means to “fix” it. Two hundred sixty-four days later, in spite of now complaining that he didn’t want the Federal…

Congress Brings in the Clowns for a Shutdown

(Washington, DC — January 19, 2018) – The United States of America once again found itself hurtling towards a shutdown of the Federal government, with its elected officials once again posturing in an atmosphere of acrimony and utter incompetence. Sad! The Fiscal Year 2018 budget was to take effect on October 1, 2017, but instead…

House with No Ethics Seeks to Eliminate Ethics Oversight Office

(Washington, DC — January 4, 2017) – Blatant stupidity from House Republicans turned what should have been a day of celebration into 2017’s version of Nazi Germany’s 1933 Reichstag Fire. Upon these ashes will they drag America into the abyss. Yesterday saw the swearing in of the 115th Congress, allowing Republicans to take firm control…

NWS Not Joking About Hurricane Joaquin

(Silver Spring, MD — October 1, 2015) – East Coast residents raided local grocery and hardware stores for bread, milk, toilet paper, and batteries as Hurricane Joaquin threatened to hit the area sometime this weekend. Joaquin quickly intensified from a tropical storm to a hurricane; its winds were clocked at 40mph Tuesday morning but were…