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POLITICAL SATIRE---Congress Sets Sail In Search Of Fabled Sword Of Bipartisanship

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Thousands thronged the docks of the capital seaport last week to watch as Congressmen boarded galleys and set sail in search of the Lost Sword of Bipartisanship, a holy relic that according to legend has the power to restore collegial relations and proced


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Tim Redfern (581)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:28 pm
Dangling desperately by a lashing line, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is said to have fallen into a churning maelstrom off the Horn of Africa while raging at the heavens and shouting, "Fools! Fools! There is no Sword! There is no Bipartisanship! It's all a lie, and we all bound for Death!"

A great read!
Thanks, Cal.

Carol H (229)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:39 pm
thanks Cal, noted

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:27 pm

Thanks, I needed that, Cal!

Gail Lopez (65)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:46 pm
"If that fails, the least they could do is sit down like grown-ups, have an open exchange of ideas, identify shared values, hold good-faith negotiations in which both sides make concessions, reach an agreement that a majority of them believes will advance the common good, and then vote on a goddamn bill," he added.

Behave like grownups?
Have an open discussion?
Acknowledge any shared values?

The least they could do?

No doubt, but that's the bare minimum of what is required.

No doubt they will be fired.

William K (308)
Friday October 15, 2010, 5:50 pm
There was no need for the satire warning. No one would have believed that Congress was trying to be bipartisan, anyway.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:07 am
Goodness gracious me - do hope they find it. Perhaps it got lost along with Excalibur and the Holy Grail.

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Saturday October 16, 2010, 6:38 am

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Ellen W (0)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:19 pm
I love the Onion, thanks for the link.

Linda G (187)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:32 pm
""We must seek the sword at once," said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who, in a rare moment of alliance, knelt to join Reid in meek supplication. "Though we do not know where it is, it may be the only thing that can save us."

Oh yeah, I can see that......

Great article.


Linda h (86)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 11:52 pm
Great fun! I love the Onion.Thanks for putting it up for all.

Norm C (74)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 12:05 am
The only thing that will save them is some backbone by the Dems and electoral defeat of the GOP. A funnier satire would have portrayed the GOP as rational and grown up and a little fearful of Democratic bullies.

Melissah C (389)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 3:03 am

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Sunday October 17, 2010, 8:52 am
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James M (2)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 3:25 pm
because its the right thing to do

James M (2)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 3:30 pm
because its the right thing to do but the gop dont want it

Bonnie B (103)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 6:41 pm
Excellent! Thanks, Cal! I especially liked this bit, "Tales sung by bards since time immemorial describe the Sword as a master blade forged at Lexington and Concord, broken during the Civil War, reforged by Abraham Lincoln, wielded by the imp Joe McCarthy until he was driven mad, used briefly at a Cleveland City Council meeting during a unanimous vote on a zoning variance, and then lost somewhere in the misty murk of Indochina."


Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 6:44 pm
Yeah I can imagine them standing with their swords drawn saying "Up Yours"!
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