EYKIW: ARMAGEDDON AND CARMAGEDDON
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:13:46
This edition of Everything You Know Is Wrong documents my experience this morning in my favorite coffee shop watching the President's press conference on a muted TV that required that I read his words as they scrolled across the bottom of the screen.
This weekend in Los Angeles, a portion of one of our busiest freeways will be closed for repairs which has been given the nickname, Carmageddon. I was treated to the rolling script of Obama's remarks to the press inadvertently mixed with a scripted feed from the local TV station. The Prez was talking about the Armageddon that loomed if we didn't solve the debt ceiling crisis, and the local anchor was speculating on how much gridlock we were going to suffer this weekend. Very surreal; but nowadays, what isn't?
I was inspired by the debt ceiling brouhaha to compose this brace of limericks.
THE GOP'S HURTIN' ALAS,
CAUSE THE COUNTRY IS TAKING A PASS
ON THE MEANINGLESS BANTER
OF BOEHNER AND CANTOR
AND THE JERKS IN THEIR NEW FRESHMAN CALSS.
THE GOP'S STRATEGY'S CLEAR,
AS THE DEBT CEILING DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR.
THE BONDS, THEY'LL DEFAULT 'EM.
CAUSE THEY THINK IT WILL VAULT 'EM
INTO TAKING THE CONGRESS NEXT YEAR.
And don't forget to Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Is.