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Speaker of the House Watch – 3rd Day

Update: Annnnd Kevin lost again.

It is now time to invoke the Rite of Sigin-tarâg.

That’s right, Kevin gets a sledgehammer and goes up against a dwarf to see who can break the most boulders. Winner gets to ask a boon of the loser. Loser gets escorted to the door, never to return again.


Since it looks like we are repeating the same Speaker election strategy and gotten the same result 6 times in a row – Hakeem Jeffries has won each time- maybe it’s time to pursue a less crazy strategy for electing the Speaker.

August Fetterman, son of Senator John Fetterman, has a possible solution:

I can get behind that.

Or maybe we can go secret ballot. There may be Republicans out there who are Dem curious. What better way to test the waters?

Or how about drawing straws?

Or hand to hand combat? Mud wrestling? Super Mario Brothers?

I’ll entertain any and all suggestions for how to break this logjam including forcing the insurrectionists out. My tin foil hat is vibrating, telling me that this group of holdouts are really interested in some kind of guarantee of protection from prosecution (kneecapping the FBI and DOJ seems very important to them for some reason). Maybe they don’t trust McCarthy to backout of any agreement. That would be interesting.

Add your suggestions to the comments as well as what you expect to see during today’s session. It was getting pretty rowdy last night and I don’t know how long Democrats are going to be able to maintain decorum. Should be fun.


Found on Twitter:


Elon hasn’t been able to stamp out the brutal humor in this ridiculous scenario. Twitter was made for fiascos.

Why not spread the mirth: