|Also she's dropping sanskrit because she represents|
the Bay Area and that's just how people talk out here.
|"If there's one thing the American|
people admire, it technicalities."
-Ted Poe, (R) Texas
I mention it because Congressman Lewis is a 76 year-old civil rights activist who used to hold sit-ins back in the 60's to protest segregation and often got the shit kicked out of him for his trouble. And now Ted Poe has turned the cameras off on him while he was trying to get Republicans to allow a vote the Democrats are pretty sure they'll lose. Yeah, lose. The reason the GOP can gavel the cameras off in the first place is that they have a majority in the House and could totally kill these bills if put up for a vote, so why the sit-in?
|Here's a picture of that time John Lewis suffered|
a skull fracture while marching for civil rights.
|Congressman John Lewis apparently|
forgetting the the GOP is biologically
incapable of feeling shame.
The only way something gets passed tonight is if Speaker Paul Ryan shows up at like 10 o'clock on a Wednesday night, alone, and lets a bunch of Democrats who've been shit-talking him since noon vote unopposed on bills he can't support. Anyway, that's not super-likely so the Democrats might want to order Thai or something, between the sit-in and the Big Bang Theory marathon on TBS, I think Paul Ryan's staying in.
|"Public shame for myself and my party? |
In an election year? Sure, I'll be right there!"