Feb
15
2013
10

Nancy Pelosi thinks a pay cut is below her ‘dignity.’

And this is why Nancy Pelosi will STAY House Minority Leader.

It’s because of incredibly tin-eared statements like this.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.

“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

Now, put aside for the moment the fact that the woman who said this had been making money hand over fist via legal insider trading when she was Speaker of the House, back in the day.  What makes Nancy Pelosi think that anybody – anybody – is really concerned about whether or not Members of Congress (or the people who work for them) have any dignity?  People hate Congress, and the people who work for Congress: currently, cockroaches tie Congress for popularity.  And a lot of this is due to, hey, Nancy Pelosi! – Because four years of running the House into the ground can do that to public perceptions.

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May
06
2009
2

Cynthia McKinney’s boat sinks*.

(Via Israel Matzav) The boat being the “Dignity,” which was a blockade runner supporting Hamas that tried to bull its way through the Israeli’s interdiction of Gaza, and discovered that when wood meets steel, wood gives way. Anyway, it’s at the bottom of the Mediterranean now:

‘Free Gaza’ Leftist Ship Capsized

(IsraelNN.com) A boat used by the leftist “Free Gaza” organization to challenge Israel’s sovereignty over Gaza waters capsized on Monday. The ship, Dignity, was used “to protest the embargo” imposed by the IDF as a means of preventing Hamas terrorists from importing weaponry.

The group’s spokesperson, Ramzi Kysia, said that the 66-foot (20 meter) length boat capsized due to poor weather conditions. He added that he does not suspect that the boat was sabotaged in any way.

I don’t know if ‘sabotaged in any way’ is quite accurate, though. I would personally say that ‘owned and crewed by people who voluntarily have inserted their thumb in their anus’ qualifies.

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