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A Modest Proposal*

Having voted for the proposal already approved without objection by the Senate before Christmas, the new House has sent to the Senate a problem without an easy solution. The Republicans in the Senate don’t want to vote on the bills again, because Trump has already threatened to veto them. Effectively the Democrats have done their job, so it is now a wholly owned Republican problem. Don’t let Republicans forget that the campaign promise was: Mexico would pay for the wall.

If she were feeling generous, Speaker Pelosi might send Trump some consolation prizes: his own ‘wall’, a building site, and the resources to expand his ‘wall’.

* Not to be confused with any other suggestions for dealing with children or the child-like.


1 Badtux { 01.04.19 at 12:01 am }

And in other news, Republicans discovered a huge scandal about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: When she was in college, she was cute as a bug in a rug and she could dance, which she did in a college video. With actual friends that she didn’t have to pay. And she had fun. Oh noze!

I am pretty much ROFL’ing over this “scandal”. This is supposed to dissuade people from voting for her?!

2 Badtux { 01.04.19 at 12:39 am }

She is adorable in the video, btw. Here’s the full video (not just her parts in it): https://youtu.be/Qj2Xald7NYQ

3 Bryan { 01.04.19 at 2:45 pm }

Have they seen Melania’s softcore magazine pictures or Donald guest starring in Playboy videos? If this was a Sigma Nu pledge party during Spring Fling [think Animal House with less fabric] it might be worth a “hrrmpf”, but a meme event at BU? She got 80% of the vote. In her district Republicans have to wear a bell to warn real people of their presence.

4 Badtux { 01.04.19 at 8:49 pm }

Her dancing is now a meme. LOL.


5 Bryan { 01.04.19 at 10:07 pm }

She has posted a video of her dancing into her Congressional office to Edwin Starr’s War. The haters gonna hate, but damn, when are they going to get tired of getting their asses kicked?

6 Badtux { 01.05.19 at 12:32 am }

They are incapable of self-reflection so… never? I mean, it took the dude who posted the original video 24 hours to figure out that he dun goofed before he deleted it off his timeline!

Somebody posted the dance video set to Dick Dale’s “Misirlou”. Dick Dale is bad-ass. So is AOC. It works. :).


7 Kryten42 { 01.05.19 at 2:22 am }

Hmmm! I thought I’d replied after badtux comment #2! But I was sleep deprived @ 4AM this morning… I may not have hit “Post”! Was 46C yesterday! Cool change hit about 6 AM with rain. Been about 25C today. Crazy weather!

Anyway… I posted a tweet thread about it with you comments (& attribution of course). Thanks for that vid bt! Made my week.


And AOC’s epic response:

This was my favorite reply: 😆

No wonder so many think she’s pretty awesome (including yours truly). The magnitude of her win is astounding! Nobody outside her circle of family & friends had heard of her! And yet, she got 80% of the vote & is now in Congress! She will be a force to be reckoned with & I mean for the Democrat’s not just the GOP!😈😏👍🏾

8 Bryan { 01.05.19 at 11:29 am }

I’ve never understood why Dick Dale’s guitars never exploded.

AOC is a Puertoricana and is not going to alter her persona to fit someone else’s vision of what’s “proper”. She got elected, beating a veteran pol in the primary, by being herself. She is representative of her district which is why she won so big – the people in her district recognize themselves in her.

Civility died with the rise of Newt Gingrich and Trump drove a stake in its heart. The new class of Dems is ready to give as good [or better] as they get. The Repugs are going to choke themselves with their pearls 👿

9 Badtux { 01.05.19 at 12:44 pm }

Dick Dale apparently *did* blow up more than a few Fender amps back in the day. 🙂

Yeah, Hillary Clinton showed the final failure of the “if they go low, we’ll go high” strategy. It doesn’t work in today’s troll-filled political scheme. The trolls end up ruling the roost.

10 Bryan { 01.05.19 at 2:23 pm }

The tubes couldn’t keep up with the picking. 😉

Even Elizabeth Warren has had enough and will go for the throat when pushed. Women are not going to put up with the Republican crap anymore.