When the Satire Becomes Fact…. Saturday, Mar 14 2015 

The New York Times reports that Speaker/Toastmaster Boehner has invited the president of Ukraine to address the Congress — just as we satirically predicted in our last blog entry.

 

Sound bite to remember

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

 Mark Twain

FOREIGN POLICY LECTURE SERIES, U.S. CONGRESS Thursday, Mar 5 2015 

Spring-Summer 2015
John Boehner, Toastmaster

April 15: Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, on why Congress should oppose U.S. policy in Latin America.

May 8: Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, on why Congress should oppose U.S. policy in eastern Europe.

June 12: Francois Hollande, president of France, on why Congress should oppose U.S. policy in western Europe.

July 21: Park Geun-hye, president of the Republic of Korea, on why Congress should oppose U.S. policy in Asia.

August 11: Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel (return engagement by popular demand) on why Congress should oppose U.S. policy in [TBA].

Sound bite to remember

“Partisan politics stops at the water’s edge.”

–Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee / 1947

BOEHNER: AIR STRIKES NOT ENOUGH Monday, Sep 29 2014 

— Headline, USA Today, Sept. 29, 2014.

Soundbite to remember

“At some point, somebody’s boots have to be on the ground.”

           — House Speaker John Boehner re the current crisis in the Middle East.

 

Fine. Let’s start with yours.