|The Reign of the Morons|
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Sixty-four unskilled workers will report to new jobs in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as part of a federal jobs program that provides employment for people unable to find productive work elsewhere. The new hires, who have no talents or abilities that would make them employable in most workplaces, will be earning a first-year salary of $174,000. For that sum, the new employees will be expected to work a hundred and thirty-seven days a year, leaving them with two hundred and twenty-eight days of vacation. “Expensive as this program is, it is much better to have these people in jobs than out on the street,” he said.
"...the new Republican-majority Congress, which will open the Reign of the Morons II this coming Tuesday, really understands that it has to govern the country responsibly this time around, and that the grown-ups are in charge again, and that my new friend Joni Ernst of Iowa will be put through the Brainiac V and come out the other side as a United States Senator, and not a person concerned about the UN and its plan to steal all our golfs. And that this will all happen just as soon as the president agrees to be president the same way Mitt Romney should have been president."
Steve Scalise: The face of the incoming GOP leadership:
The scandal over Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise’s 2002 speech to a white supremacist group has so badly damaged his image inside the House Republican Conference that he faces serious questions over his political future, according to interviews with multiple aides and lawmakers — including some Scalise allies.
Rightwing pols, pundits and bloggers dismiss what Scalise did oh so long ago, because it was oh so long ago. And they compare his honoring the modern KKK with his presence as a speaker with Rev. Jeremiah Wright's diatribes against America and racism.
No comparison. And let's not downplay this with labels like "white supremacist group" in describing the KKK. The KKK is a terrorist organization that tortured and murdered Americans with impunity, up until the 1980s. Question: Why is a terrorist organization with a long and brutal history of murdering Americans still tolerated in this country? Would southerners tolerate a Hamas or ISIS organization in their states? If not, why not?
Jeremiah Wright was within his 1st Amendment rights to criticize America, just as many members of the GOP use their 1st Amendment rights to photo-shop images of Mr. Obama as a black witch doctor with a bone through his nose or his wife as a gorilla, or to call his daughters sluts, and to call President Obama a Communist, Marxist, Fascist, Kenyan, Baby-killing America-hater as a way to criticize the President of the United States. The Rev. Wright never belonged to an organization that over decades routinely committed torture and murder against American citizens whose skin was not black. I see the difference, and no amount of trying to make an equivalency between Scalise and Rev. Wright works.
There is no question that the KKK represents terrorism against American citizens. The Republicans coming into office have chosen a man who honored that terrorist organization by speaking to them. As the president's spokesperson stated, that says a lot about their morals and values.