Whereas Joe Wilson is a Wiseass

Watch the thorns.No, Joe, fuck you…

Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; and

Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

Box score: 240 Yes, 179 No, 5 Present.

House Passes Wilson Disapproval Motion [TPM]

That’s it? He needs to be kicked to death in the House parking lot and left out for passersby to piss on.

Who are the 5 lame ass muthafuckers who voted “present”. Gawdamit, if you can’t take a stand on this, you need to turn in your free gov’mint health care card and salary and go the fuck home.

@Just Jamie: Eliot Engel (NY), Bill Foster (IL), Barney Frank (MA), Carol Shea-Porter (NH), and Ike Skelton (MO).

Make that four muthafuckers.

@Just Jamie: I dunno. Wilson — however unrepentant he may be — made the requisite call to Rahm, and Obama handled it well at the next day’s presser. At this point it just makes the Dems involved seem petty (like certain Republicans). I’d rather they just focus on the bill(s).

Interesting that the Kuch voted no. Wonder what his angle is…

@mellbell: I would agree it’s not worth the bother — heck, it wasn’t even censure — but I don’t mind stretching out the entertainment another few days. Especially if Joe shows up on the House floor tomorrow hauling a giant Cross.

@mellbell: Probably afraid that the Republicans would try to censure him for any future performance. I agree that on the one hand it’s not worth the bother, but there were three or four separate items in the Rules of Decorum that he violated and aren’t the Republicans all about personal responsibility and following the rules?


And, veddddy interesting that his fellow Republican and South Carolinian Inglis voted yes.

Some of you may have already seen Evan Handler’s great piece in HuffPo. My favorite part:

To those who insisted, “I don’t use public transportation, my local taxes pay for my town’s sidewalks, I don’t use this, I don’t use that,” yours are idiotic arguments. The concrete under your feet, the steel used in elevators, the earthquake and flood resistant building codes, the dams that don’t break and drown you, the cars that (hopefully) don’t fall apart as you’re driving them, the airplanes that don’t (usually) land on your head — every single thing that keeps you safe every day of your life is provided to you by a government standard or regulation. Argue with me about it all day long; go ahead and take offense at my use of the word “idiotic.” None of it changes the fact that you wouldn’t survive a week if you were really in it on your own, and that your resistance to recognizing it is a much bigger problem than 11 million people who entered this country illegally. You, in your refusal to acknowledge your interdependence with everyone else, are a bigger problem than they are.

@mellbell: I get that, and that’s a decent enough argument to vote “no”, but “present”? Why not say yea or nay unless one is just looking to fuck with the “voted w/ your party” percentages?

@SanFranLefty: You are arguing against people in the thrall of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of sociopathy. These people do not understand, are incapable of understanding, that you cannot live within a society (a collective entity) without being a recipient of the benefits of that society.

We all go on about how the teabaggers are closet racists, but you know, they seem to be a combination of two groups; one is the Palin christian angry racists, and the other, is the Paultards, and they scare me more. Atlas Shrugged sold more copies last year than it ever did in any year since its publication. This book is more evil than Mein Kampf. Teabagger signs are overwhelmingly Randian odes to selfishness. Evil. There is a great essay on Kos about this, here: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/15/782252/-Sociopathy-on-the-Right:-Ayn-Rand-and-the-Triumph-of-Conservative-Cultism

Something scared me today. I am reading a recent nonfiction book, an anthropological work combining linguistics and archaeology, its subject is the location and characteristics of the Indo European language, and the culture of the society from which this language family developed. One chapter was devoted to the study of ethnic, language, and societal boundaries, in societies prior to the development of modern states, which now define all boundaries. The remark that struck me, was that firm boundaries develop where opposing cultures interact, that cultures are in fact often created through a process of identifying what they are not, by opposition to another nearby culture. The context was the interaction between tribal cultures and the boundaries that mark the extent of different languages. But it hit me, this is whats happening, these paultards and randtards and anti-obama people are creating a culture, a new culture within our theoretical single national culture, and they are defining it by opposition to what they don’t like about others within their national culture. And it scared me because of the suggestion that it is these clashes and oppositional definitions of “us-ness” that create new cultures. Long lasting cultures. They create a new “us” different from the “us” of the culture from which they emerged.

I am afraid that this new randian evil racist christtard subculture is one that will last.

@Promnight: Intellectually interesting, but really, I can count the number of people I actually and actively voted for in any election since I reached voting age on one hand. And at least one finger belongs to John Anderson.

@nojo: Hey! Watch what you say about MY REP Barney Frank! He most certainly is NOT a motherfucker!

@karen marie: Well, there’s an interesting perceptual study. I was actually entertaining softcore intergenerational fantasies about Carol.

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