Either J-hole Jindal or Fox News — or both, most likely — need a refresher on what happens after the President signs pieces of paper that are submitted to him by Congress. Because no one is ‘taking on the spending bill’ anymore, but one big bobble-headed blatherer in particular is talking smack about blocking access to federal funds to which citizens are entitled by law. That is — I hope — what the headline would be if it were Jennifer Granholm in Michigan. Can you imagine? No. You can’t, because that would be crazy talk for a Governor of a state with high unemployment, no industry, and lots of people needing housing assistance. Oh. Wait. Huh.
This, my friends, is the Bush legacy. Hyperbole, irrationality, and just plain idiocy. But you know this, man.
Today is international Buy Nothing Day. I encourage you to celebrate it this year in remembrance of Jimmy Damour, if for no other reason.
On a separate note, over the past few weeks I’ve fallen into a blogging black hole, for which I sincerely apologize to my loyal reader(s). No excuse, really, just a busy month. I have several posts on deck, most of them about food, as I’ve spent much of the past few weeks processing food in various ways. So I’ll get to those and fill in some of the dead space and hopefully have new things to write about this coming month.
Unless folks are simply trying to enact a major public money grab ahead of official findings in criminal investigations and a handover of control of the government. That would be beyond the pale, though. You’d have to be a real crackhead to suspect something like that might be going on.