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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

Congress Collapses from Exhaustion After Doing Job

December 31, 2012
Congress Collapses from Exhaustion After Doing Job




WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives adjourned this evening after the legislative body collapsed from exhaustion brought on by hours of doing its job.

Hundreds of congressmen complained of headaches, dizzy spells, and extreme fatigue after putting in what sources called “a six, maybe seven-hour day.”

With the nation headed over the fiscal cliff, there was no indication when Congress might reconvene, since many of its members had to be hospitalized after what was described as their near-total physical meltdown.

According to Dr. Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota Medical School, “Being forced to listen, compromise, and act like adults for minutes at a time was more punishing than these people could bear.”

Dr. Logsdon said that the gruelling ordeal of doing their jobs would likely keep members of Congress in the hospital for weeks.

“I don’t see these people getting back to work until February at the earliest,” he said. “And that’s great news for this country. Happy New Year, America.”



















http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/congress-collapses-from-exhaustion-after-doing-job.html

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babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
aptal Dec 2012 #1
freshwest Dec 2012 #3
aptal Dec 2012 #4
freshwest Dec 2012 #5
aptal Dec 2012 #8
freshwest Dec 2012 #13
Speed8098 Dec 2012 #15
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #18
aptal Dec 2012 #21
freshwest Dec 2012 #26
2naSalit Dec 2012 #11
babylonsister Dec 2012 #24
former_con Dec 2012 #9
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #2
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #6
babylonsister Dec 2012 #14
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #7
2naSalit Dec 2012 #10
Cleita Dec 2012 #12
Cobalt-60 Dec 2012 #22
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #16
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #17
Freshout Dec 2012 #20
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #25
ReRe Dec 2012 #19
babylonsister Dec 2012 #23
condoleeza Jan 2013 #27
dem4ward Jan 2013 #28
4_TN_TITANS Jan 2013 #29

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

1. And we voted these fools in.

There are many of us who put in 12-16 hours a day everyday for minimum wage, yet they get hundreds of thousands of dollars and every benefit imaginable.

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Response to aptal (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:00 PM

3. I didn't vote the Tea Party in, and believe me, the money they get in Congress is chump change.

They are consistent in their views, they are for the private sector only. They only came to town to represent their corporate masters, but the same cannot be said for the Democrats, its NOT their governing philosophy.

Most baggers had deals before they got in, amd contracts wiil be signed before they leave office just the same as Dick Armey, Tom Delay, Phil Gramm and dozens of others. Like Romney, they have no problem stealing.

And you can bet the outgoing pubbies will all land better paying jobs with more perks for selling us down the river. They ain't hurting and people should understand that their way of governing is their way of doing business.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:10 PM

4. Well this I am sure this "exhaustion" is bipartisan.

Both parties are guilty for everything you mentioned. The deals, contracts, better paying jobs. Please don't be a blind follower.

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Response to aptal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. I'm not. My representatives took no corporate money, made no deals. As I said, I didn't vote TP.

I know the donations that went to my representatives. Do you know yours?

P.S. I'm not misinformed, blind or stupid.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:23 PM

8. So none of our democrats every do anything wrong?

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Response to aptal (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:53 PM

13. No, and they are adults and behave like adults. I didn't vote for baggers, so the people doing wrong

are not my representatives.

You stated, 'we voted them in.' I did not vote for baggers. They are the ones pulling this stunt.




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Response to aptal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 PM

15. I am so sick of hearing this

"Both parties are guilty for everything you mentioned."

The fact is that President Obama has done everything he can to please these republican vermin in the House of Representatives and he's been sh*t on at every turn. They refuse to vote yes on ANYTHING that benefits the middle class.

They voted 33 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act but refused to vote on the jobs bill even once.

We Democrats want to make sure the middle class aren't squeezed out, yet the republicans thwart us at every turn so they can protect their rich contributors, and consequently, themselves. THE PARTIES ARE NOT THE SAME.

You can say they are all you want to, but you will still be wrong.

What our leadership does after they leave public office really doesn't concern me, it's what they do while they represent the American public that does concern me.

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Response to Speed8098 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:10 PM

18. You are correct.

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Response to Speed8098 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:19 PM

21. My point is simply...

There are vermin in both parties, not just one.

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Response to Speed8098 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:10 PM

26. Thanks. No more both the same, CT, Ron Paul, Libertarian, Bagger talking points.

A Reminder Of How The GOP Spent Its Last 4 Years

This is a post from a commenter on Huffington Post. It's the kind of list that should infuriate anyone who feels the government should cater to those who vote and the country it supposedly represents.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/fiscal-cliff_n_2370224.html

Two Years Ago, John Boehner promised to be "Laser Focused on Jobs and the Economy" So what has the GOP House been up to?


House Bills passed:

46 Bills on Abortion
113 Bills on Religion
73 Bills on Family Relationships
36 Bills on Marriage
72 Bills on Firearms
604 Bills on Taxation
437 Bills on Govt Investigations

Bills attempted and failed to be passed even by the GOP:


33 attempts to Defund Obamacare.....Failed
15 attempts to Cut Funding for Planned Parenthood......Failed
3 Attempts to Cut Funding for VA Hospitals.......Failed.

GOP blocked bills:


Blocked bill to aid Small Business
Blocked Unemployment extension
Blocked Bank Reform Bills
Blocked Campaign Finance Reform and open Contributions Law
Blocked MULTIPLE Jobs Bills
Blocked Infrastructure Bill
Blocked Ending Tax Breaks for companies that Outsource Jobs
Blocked Wall Street Reform
Blocked Energy Legislation
Blocked Mine Safety Bill
Blocked Oil Spill Liability Cap increase
Blocked Bill to lower Oil Company Tax Breaks
Blocked Bill to impose charging American Oil Companies on Oil achieved in the Gulf

Number of TRUE Jobs Bills even allowed to come to a vote in the House....NONE.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/27/1174156/-A-Reminder-Of-How-The-GOP-Spent-Its-Last-4-Years

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022079777

The Tea Party does not represent me, or the middle class, or America. They are bad company to be keeping. This country is better off with Democrats in power.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:49 PM

11. That's for damned sure.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:30 PM

24. This is Andy Borowitz, so get angry at the real thing.

He's just funnin' us... And Happy New Year!

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Response to aptal (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. Seems to me that only the ones

that are being too hard nosed to compromise on raising taxes on the weatlhy are the problem here.

I mean lets get real, how can anyone defend the rich anymore, unless you are a millionaire why do you care? These are tiny increases in taxes that they can surely afford, I used to think it was a problem in both houses too when I was indoctrinated in all that rightwing talk radio and fox news garbage but one day I simply asked myself why the hell am I, a lower middleclass family man, defending tax breaks for the rich? Why? It makes no sense and I used to claim all that malarky about how the rich will pass on the costs to consumers or how the rich will force people out of jobs, none of it is true. Let the scum bag millionaires defend themselves where are they out front complaining about their taxes? They aren't. The top richest counties in the USA voted overwhelmingly for Obama instead of a supposedly "Pro business" candidate. Why?

So really these teahead extremeists on the right have no business blocking legislation that would help this country move forward.... Lets help the middleclass and poor for a change...

Hope I got through.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

2. Not only that, Congress apparently worked Al Queda out of a job, while they were at it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:21 PM

6. Oh, just great,

now they will all be putting in a claim for workers' comp.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:06 PM

14. Hahaha!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:22 PM

7. Oh poor babies! My heart goes out to them.

NOT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:46 PM

10. No wonder they think

that temper tantrums win the day, look how totally spoiled rotten they are. I say dock them for a two year pay period. If we took action like that, it would make them think about us for at least a few minutes of their tireless days pandering to their benefactors... Geezusss.

Pardon me while I

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:49 PM

12. Bet the capitol janitors who keep those floors polished work harder every day in a day

than the Boehner House of Representatives did in the whole last session.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:28 PM

22. Can't Boner clean his own office?

It's not like he's doing anything.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:42 PM

16. Andy Borowitz ROCKS!

I always get a laugh when The Borowitz Report lands in my e-mail. The guy really has a knack for writing a hilariously hooky headline. I can't believe he's the creator of the old TV show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

Happy New Year, DUers!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:09 PM

17. Oh Dear God get them to the fainting couch.

Smelling salts STAT. They actually had to WORK!!!!????

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:18 PM

20. Yes, unbelievable.

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Response to Freshout (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:31 PM

25. Welcome to DU Freshout!

Happy New Year!

She

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:16 PM

19. ROFLMAO!

... I got a good deep chuckle while reading that. Sounds like The Onion, actually. Thanks for posting this. It *almost* made my night.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:29 PM

23. Too damn many serious people here!

Glad it *almost* made your night!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:59 AM

27. Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:57 AM

28. Well shit they're all like 110 yrs old!

 

What do you expect?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:46 PM

29. Onion?

I really had to check.

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