Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Worst Congress Ever

No matter how much hatred and contempt you already have for this 109th Congress, your opinion will take a nosedive when you read this article. If you’re the most jaded and cynical person in the world, you’ll still be blown away when you learn about the sleazy, corrupt, incompetent assholes who are “representing” you.

This is a long article, but it’s well worth bookmarking. The author (Matt Taibbi) has a riveting style; you’ll be at the end before you know it. There’ll never be another Hunter Thompson, but Matt Taibbi has that same white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat prose that’ll have you reaching for the Wild Turkey.

This article doesn’t spare anybody. The Republicans get torn to shreds for being nothing but a rubber stamp for King George. But after you’ve read about how lazy, braindead and useless they all are, you’ll be ready to vote out every last one of these overpaid, underworked bloated shitbags.

As the author says: “If a hairy-necked, raincoat-clad freak like Rep. Mark Foley can get himself named co-chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, one can only wonder: What the hell else is going on in the corridors of Capitol Hill these days?”

It’s a good read. Enjoy yourself, and vote accordingly in two weeks.

Oh, wait — before you go you’ve gotta check this out. Satisfaction guaranteed. (H/T to Dead Guy)


Blogger Brad said...

Thanks for the heads-up, buddy. I'm loving everything Taibbi's done so far, so I'm sure this won't disappoint.

October 23, 2006 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Brad: Yup, he writes some great stuff. You won't be disappointed.

October 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that out of my Rolling Stone mag last night.
Fantastic article.
They have had their ups and downs over the last decade or so, but in the last few years, the magazine has provided some great political commentary.

October 24, 2006 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mike: Yup, Rolling Stone really does have some great articles. They've probably lost a lot of their older readers because they aren't countercultural enough any more, and younger readers probably don't like them because they're directed at "older" people. But they really deliver sometimes.

October 24, 2006 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

I heard about this article. I can't imagine getting more jaded, but hell, I'll give it a try.

(thanks again for that plug, man. I appreciate that.)

October 24, 2006 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger citizen shelly said...

Thanks for the article link, I don't read R.S. as often as I should. They've been doing a great job this year. Thanks!!

October 24, 2006 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

I.M. Dedd: Yup, this article is pretty appalling no matter how jaded you are. Valuable information.

You're welcome for the plug. I hope lots of people see it.

Citizen Shelly: Yeah, Rolling Stone really came through with this article.

October 24, 2006 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom thanks for the heads up for the article, I found you surfing on blogmad. I thought this Congress was already in the gutter, we're on the threshold of hell.
it seems lately we are ruled with scandal and corruption, I would only hope that in November we don't repeat the mistakes of the past.

October 24, 2006 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Floyd: Thanks. Yeah, this article really throws open the doors of the sausage factory more blatantly than anything I've read. I sure hope the voters will make some changes this November.

October 24, 2006 at 5:57 PM  

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