I originally began this post as a discussion of the simmering “secession” story, which Ron Paul decided to toss gasoline on, using his House website. But, as Thanksgiving approaches, I cannot help but connect the original Thanksgiving (no, Virginia, not all that Pilgrim bullshit) with the present crisis.
Yes. Crises, as any good bar bouncer will tell you, begin with certain signs and indications. It never comes out of the blue. And the crisis deepened today, as the Speaker of the House, John Boehner — who had already appointed the LOSING Vice Presidential candidate to the team that will attempt to avoid the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” — that selfsame John Boehner decided to demand, well, here it is from his hometown website, which may or may not be attached to a newspaper but is owned by Gannett: Continue reading