Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the light and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.Holy shit.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi's refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m. and are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.
I'm assuming they are also being fitted for man diapers. The Republicans fiddled with the codes and got the lights and microphones back on, but CSPAN isn't broadcasting, which means Republicans could easily be doing this in one of their houses. With some scotch. At least then we could write off this retarded behavior as liquor induced. Reporters began to gather to cover the idiocy.
"You're not covering this, are you?" complaing one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans "morons" for staying on the floor.
Then Republicans began blathering on about how Democrats don't want to get an offshore oil drilling bill passed. (By the way, Republicans just blocked tax credits for alternative fuels yesterday - for the third time)
So, Democrats turned out the lights and microphones again.
Republican leaders just sent out a notice looking for a bullhorn and leadership aides are trying to corral all the members who are still in town to come speak on the floor and sustain this one-sided debate.
A fucking bullhorn. From the guys who blocked a tax credit for alternative energy sources. What won't they do for their oil masters?