A job that pays you to snipe at your coworkers

April 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

Harvard professor Gary King determined that Washington lawmakers spend a lot of time calling each other names (King is interviewed “How senators spend 27 percent of their time taunting each other” in The Week).

Groucho Marx might have to rework the lyrics in the song from Horsefeathers

I don’t care what you have to say
It makes no difference anyway;
Whatever it is, I’m against it!
No matter what it is
Or who commenced it
I’m against it!

Your proposition may be good
But let’s have one thing understood
Whatever it is, I’m against it!

to include a couple of slurs to bring it up to date.



Category: Language, Politics

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Jim is a husband of more than 27 years, father of four home-schooled sons (26, 23, 16 and 14), engineer delighting in virtually all things technical, with more than a passing interest in history, religions, arts, most sciences (particularly physics) and skepticism.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    Jim, you are a kindred soul:


    I googled; "Groucho Marx Song from Horsefeathers" and came up with the above url. The video and song are great!

  2. Jim Razinha says:

    That's funny, Tim, but the sad truth is the song is used by every congressional minority in recent history. Not to the level of the 111th Congress, but still so. Why bother debating? Party lines govern – regardless of a parenthetical "R" or "D".

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