Oct
16
2013

And the #shutdown ends on a somewhat disquieting ritual note.

With a stenographer screaming about Masonic conspiracies.

Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator as she yelled.

This is what I recorded of her yelling: “This is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been – no – it would not have been – the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons! They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise Jesus [recording unclear]. Lord Jesus Christ!”

Mental illness is not funny, but I can’t say that I’d be sorry to hear that superstitious Members of Congress see this as an omen.

Moe Lane

PS: Don’t dwell on it, folks.  My Twitter feed is full of people on both sides of the argument who are dwelling on it, and none of them are very happy right now.  The end result of all of this was that the country collectively hates every man jack of the political class – including such fine individuals as myself – just a little bit more, and that’s pretty much going to be it.

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11 Comments

  • jetty says:

    Did this happen before or after Boehner kissed Obama’s ring?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Only a fool fights in a burning house.

      • midwestconservative says:

        So you support the deal?

        • Moe_Lane says:

          Yup! Partisan political hack, remember? I don’t keep fighting battles once they’re over, and this one is over. The basic moral here is that the next time we do this – yes, there will be a next time; no, we’re not doomed – we don’t keep trying to negotiate with a wall. What comes now is seeing whether Boehner has learned this lesson.

          • jbird says:

            Exactly what lesson is Boehner supposed to have learned? Next time, fold before the flop?

            party may not be doomed, but it’s really starting to bleed off libertarians. My facebook feeds are filling up with more and more comments about the D’s and R’s not being all that distinguishable in the end. If in 2016 we capture all the levers of power, does anyone really expect that spending will not continue apace?

          • midwestconservative says:

            I’m not criticizing, just that some idiot over at Redstate took a hit on Cotton for voting yes.

      • Luke says:

        Tell that to John FitzGilbert, Marshal of England.

  • Catseyes says:

    Lots of frigging omens going on this year. Fruit tree limbs breaking under the weight of all the fruit. Some of the flights of birds I’ve seen have been really bizarre. The back yard covered thick with blackbirds. Swans have been flying overhead honking on a weekly basis. Like the natural world is trying to warn us about something. One more bizarre omen at this point is kind of meaningless.

    • jbird says:

      Just waiting for the solar eclipse, blood red moon, and a comet. It’s the last days of Rome, man.

      ok, I’m not ready to be that melodramatic yet…not unless we lose in 2016…then it’s stock up on spam time)

  • BigGator5 says:

    They are Free Masons, because they believe in Freedom. This is really not that hard to figure out people!

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