Congress Passes Budget Deal

“We’re in for a little bit longer of a whole lot of do-nothing Congress,” said Chuck Cushman, a senior fellow at Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute. “Not enough will have changed for some dramatic explosion of legislative success to occur. It’s not impossible, but I’d be very surprised.”

via Congress passes budget deal, but cuts will sting for some | Al Jazeera America.

At least now the inability of Congress to do anything won’t stop everyone else who serves the public from doing *their* jobs.

Quick ideological sidenote: The GOP continues to refuse to entertain the notion that taxes can be used to pay for debts, and it appears those that have come out *against* this deal (mostly derping Tea Patronizers), are also against any reduction in spending, if it affects the military in any way.   So the Tea Derpers only way to balance the budget excludes any new taxes or any military spending cuts….which is why they should be ignored by rational people, as happened in this debate, and is why we have even a modest deal.

If Paul Ryan “rounds” a four hour plus marathon time down to two hours and fifty minutes…what other things is he lying, err, rounding about? (7302958) Republican Paul Ryan now says he didn’t run a marathon in less than three hours, but he did catch a fish [—————- T H I S —————-] big

I like to ask Ryan supporters a simple math question…in two parts…

A) How many times in the history of the U.S. have we had 10 years of 5%+ GPD growth and 2% unemployment?

B) How many times does Paul Ryan assume we will if we adopt his budget?

And that is from the guy that “rounded” about a third off his marathon record…starting to become clear what Ryan is yet?

Paul Ryan “Has Got Some Bibles”, No Word on Whether or Not He’s Read Any of Them

So there’s a meme I’ve been building on for a a while, and it’s how the modern Republican party, guided by the economic “principles” of Ayn Rand (deconstructed here…btw, it’s a hilarious coincidence that Bioshock’s Randroid pro/antagonist has the same last name as the real world subject of this post) is at complete odds with the moral principles of one Jesus Christ.  This wasn’t a particular difficulty for Ayn Rand, she was a committed Atheist.  It’s a bit of a larger conundrum when allegedly “Christian” politicians adopt the same amoral moral code as the aforementioned Atheist (one of pure reason and profit).

It’s what leads to uncomfortable moments like this….

While I’m not really into the citizen-journalist-camera-bible-ambush thing…when dealing with flaming hypocrites that want to screw over the weak in favor of the rich and claim it’s in the name of Christ…I’m fine with pretty much everything up to, and perhaps including, flaming whips.

Larger media outlets are now slowly growing the (female) balls necessary to call out this hypocrisy of, literally, biblical proportions.