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“We’re children. You guys are the adults.”

gunsWe do try (not that hard, admittedly) to avoid politics here at Bureaublog, but when things go completely out of control, it’s hard to stay quiet. Today in the Times there was an astounding double-page ad that listed every member of Congress taking money from the NRA and how much they took. Yes, some of the worst, truly despicable monsters were getting millions. But most were not. Most got less than $40,000. A few got practically nothing. Somebody got $1000. Is money so hard to raise that you will sell your soul for $1000? That seems about right for most of the souls in Congress. Maybe even somewhat high. But for amounts like that, our elected officials choose to do the bidding of an unspeakably evil organization that stops even the smallest attempt at gun control sanity. This is disgusting. Truly disgusting. Not as disgusting, of course, as what you’ll find if you click on the photo (from the Times). You’ll go to an op-ed Times piece from October where you’ll see career totals of how much the “top ten” each got from the NRA. Prepare to be sick.


Republican Senators struck deaf

perdueIn an odd moment for the current administration, both Republican Senators Perdue and Cotton were struck deaf at the same moment during a meeting in the Oval. Here Trump does his best to help Perdue back to his seat just after being told by Perdue, “I can’t hear you!” As usual, Trump prefers to help people to their seats with his eyes closed. Sources close to the President said that Sudden Deaf Syndrome is a common occurrence among certain Republican Senators, especially those from the South, North or Midwest, or West. There is no available data on how long the deafness lasts, or if it is related to early onset dementia, as is the case with the President, obviously.  It also makes it very diffiucult for them to hear or respond to questions from reporters.


trumtowergoneTrump himself was rumored to have been seen roaming around the lobby distractedly, muttering that Sloppy Steve had set the fire. He was wearing a torn and soot-covered  bathrobe and carrying a large red button with the word “NUCLEAR” printed on it. Due to fast action by the New York Fire Department, no one was hurt, though it’s obvious the building is now uninhabitable and will need to be torn down. It’s also rumored that the Kushner family real estate company is negotiating for the property where they plan to build a “Maryland-style” housing complex funded by the Israeli government.


Eli_Whitney_Gun_Factory_William_Giles_Munson_1827“Forget Jerusalem,” Trump said this morning. “I didn’t say Jerusalem. I said Hamden. Anyway, I meant Hamden whatever you might have heard me say. ” Trump went on to say that everyone knew this anyway and he was just acknowledging the obvious. He also said the US would be moving the American embassy to East Rock Park as soon as was feasible and that this would lead to a two-state solution between Israel and Connecticut. As to the charges of “recklessness” and “stupidity”, Trump said he was only keeping a campaign promise because those are exactly what his base demands.

“You can’t abdicate and eat it, too”

duke and duck

So we watched a documentary on Netflix that claimed that Wallis actually said that to Edward. Who knew she was funny? Nazi, yes. Funny, no. This lovely portrait of the two royal Nazi sympathizers is part of the Tertium Quid collection and is available for purchase as of this very moment, right on our new website Torpedo House, which you should go see even if you don’t like the Royals or the Nazis or silver teapots. It’s all about expanding your worldview. Incidentally, Edward was quite the moron, it turns out, and Wallis was awful in too many ways to count. Click on her round smug little face for transport to Torpedo.House. You’ll land in Tertium Quid. Scroll down.

Mom, What’s a Debt Ceiling?

All this debt-talk of late is making Bloss’ pretty little head spin. From “debt ceilings” to “defaulting” to a bevy of weird-looking animorphs labeled “Congressmen,” the “American Financial Crisis 2.0: Debt Edition” is giving Bloss one of Michele Bachmann’s migraines.

Let’s start with the terminology. “Defaulting” – that’s the verb for selecting one’s Facebook profile picture. Obviously we know that one. Now, “Debt ceiling” – what is that? We’re still trying to figure out “glass ceiling” and now they’ve gone a thrown a whole other ceiling into the mix? Rude.

OK, so we don’t know what a “debt ceiling” is. Fine. But we know what it looks like.

That tall building on the right of the above graphic (courtesy of wtfnoway.com) is a visualization of the US’s debt in $100 bills. That’s one hefty skyscraper, I’d say. Imagine all the jobs we’d create if we actually built our debt into a fancy FiDi hi-rise hotel/apartment/I-Banker bro-lounge/fusion sushi bar. We’d be saved!

And then we’d get to see the actual debt ceiling. The top of the building. Duh.

Find out more about this debt-situation at wtfnoway.com.