Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thursday Stuff (update)

So let's review, shall we?

First, Speaker Boehner decides to allow this little show of reading the Constitution as the soon-to-be-dreaded 112th Congress commences (and as noted earlier here, it wasn't even the whole document).

Next, he allows our own Mikey Fitzpatrick of PA-08 his turn to read the 25th Amendment, but oops! - it turns out he hasn't even been sworn into his job yet (sworn to be "bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution," that is).

So what does Mikey do when he reads it? As you can see, he refers to the "President pro tempore" of the Senate as the "President pro temporary."

Now I consulted with Mrs. Doomsy on this because this issue involves a "romance" language, Latin in particular (she being smarter than I on this and most other matters), and she advised me that the pronunciation is "pro tem-PRAY."

You would think Mikey would have known this since he's already served (and he's a lawyer also, of course). Short of that, you would think the geniuses who dreamed up this whole stunt (or one of them at least) would have told Fitzpatrick the correct pronunciation.

God, if they couldn't even get THIS right, imagine what kind of legislation we can expect from these bozos.

I'm afraid it's going to be a loooong two years (more here)...

Update 1/7/11: More on Mikey's rip-roaring start here (and good for Anthony Weiner to rub the Repugs' faces in it, as it were).

...and I was tempted to put up the original by Johnny Ray ("Cry," I mean - thinking of Boehner but probably us too), but perhaps this parody from Stan Freberg is more appropriate (this whole bunch running the House is a parody anyway as far as I'm concerned, of elected leaders, professionals, adults, etc.).

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