Your Congress Hard At Work

Monday, November 2, 2009

An irate friend writes to me, "This is one of their exhausting three day work weeks. Let's vote the bums out. Let's get rid of their lifelong healthcare, their superb retirement plan they voted in for themselves, their voting for their own pay raises, their taking perks on our taxes."

He continues emphatically, "House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget."

The guy sitting in the row in front of these two is on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores. These are the folks that can't get the budget out by Oct. 1st.

So, we’ve got a 30 day budget extension. Well, guess what, 30 days from now we will be in the same boat. This makes it easy for the news reporters as all they have to do is recycle the headlines.

And these yo-yo’s will still be playing solitaire.

...Whether Photo Shop was used in this image is for you to decide...Also, this is baseball related since the back computer has ESPN's home page open with a picture of (I'm gonna say) Andy Pettitte on the mound...Take that, blog critics!....


Jorge G said...

My dad was showing this me... I think it's photoshopped but either way, funny!

Kurb Yoor Enthoosiazm said...

I didn't know Congress was capable of PLAYING solitaire... Thanks for the tidbit, Eli!

Anonymous said...

This is a genuine photo, but it is not the US congress. It is the State of Connecticut legislature. Check