Saturday, November 19, 2005

Punk of the Week Award

Time again for the Punk of the Week Award, where the biggest Punks and Punkettes are unmasked to reveal their Punkery for all the non-Punk world to gawk at.

Folks, the Golden Buttock is going to be parceled out to the Republican side of the House of Representatives, as well as to selected prominent members of the Democratic leadership in both the House and the Senate.


Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, drew down massive fire on his own position by saying out loud what has only been whispered in the backs of peoples' minds for over a year now - we've failed in Iraq, and we need to get out, the quicker the better.

Rep. Murtha put forward a resolution that stated 4 propositions:
1. To redeploy the troops within 6 months (redeploy, not withdraw or retreat)
2. To establish a rapid reaction force in Kuwait
3. To set up an "over the horizon" Marine presence in the region
4. To achieve our goals in Iraq diplomatically, not militarily.

Murtha's resolution was killed by the GOP leadership in the House, and they put forth their own resolution, which boiled down to one point - that we withdraw immediately. It was a straw man, to be knocked down by everyone. What surprised me was that 2 Dems and 1 Republican actually voted for it.

And the Democratic leadership? They cowered.

So, about 500 people win the Punk of the Week Award for astonishing displays of Punkery this week.

And a Special Punkette of the Week Award to Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), for having the sheer gall to imply that Rep. Murtha was a coward. Although she retracted her comments, it was said, and while you can strike things from the written record there is always videotape and peoples' memories. Stupid bitch. She's basically lost her next election.

Honorable Mention Punks of the Week:
Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), who is managing to succeed in souring me forever on the Republican Party for his support of a bill that cuts spending for the poor and children, while giving tax breaks to the rich;
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, for being who he is;
Vice President Cheney, for spewing bile all over my TV set; and
-- well, the task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.


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