Baby was floating down the streets of London.
The sun pinched his face, and the inner tube pinched the bottom of his legs.
He saw the Liverpuddlian wading to work, dressed in his typical blue coveralls.
Baby stops where the Liverpuddlian is gathered with mates from work (all in their typical blue coveralls), having decided to give his friend a hard time.
The Liverpuddlian, though he loves Baby, does not respond well due to the flooding.
Baby pushes the issue by putting his arm around the Liverpuddlian.
The Liverpuddlian has a small fit in the flooded streets of London.
A police officer intervenes.
Having no patience for authority, Baby immediately withdraws his fountain pen, and gouges it concisely into the officer’s left cheek. Blood spurts briefly, and then dribbles down the man’s cheek, intermingling with the ink pouring out of the broken pen.
“Look what you’ve done. You’ve broken my best pen, what I got for last Christmas!” shouts Baby as he shakes and flings splots of ink all over the ensuing crowd. Some of those splots gather on the water and ovulate as the current stretches them out.
The Officer and the Liverpuddlian, both confused, both suddenly notice that the nib of the fountain pen is, in fact, embedded in the Officer’s left cheek.
The Officer departs in a fit of fury and fear while Baby and the Liverpuddlian have a nice laugh.
The Liverpuddlian takes Baby to Work on his back, the aforementioned inner tube lost in the fracas.
Baby is still flinging the last bits of ink from the broken end of the pen.
He slaps spots onto various posters at Work, which only make the bare yellow and cracking plaster underneath look worse.
“Look, I’m making art.”
“No, it’s just spots on a poster. Don’t get it on the plaster.”
There is singular poster nestled in a corner just beside the door of the Liverpuddlian’s basement office. It features a faded print of some abstract painting, which looks like Pollack and Kandinsky collaborated over a weekend. The Liverpuddlian has never enjoyed this poster, and understands why it is hidden in a back corner near his office.
Baby collaborates with Pollack and Kandinksy.
“It’s much better now,” claims Baby.
Giving the poster a grudging peripheral glance, the Liverpuddlian realizes that this is, in fact, true.
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Some historical facts:
1. Mitch McConnell’s constant assertions that the United States has never defaulted on its financial obligations are patently untrue. The United States defaulted in 1979.
2. Previous to August 2, 2011 the most recent increase of the debt ceiling occurred during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency with no fanfare or any hint of a “crisis”. It was a routine matter.
3. From 1979 to 1995 the raising of the debt ceiling was so routine that it became an automatic process in order to avoid stand-alone voting on the issue.
4. The debt ceiling has been raised 74 times since 1962. 10 of those instances have occurred since 2001, and thus 9 of those increases occurred under President George W. Bush. (see point 2.)
5. Note that the above article as well as numerous other sources discussed the impending debt ceiling issue months before the “crisis”. The United States reached its most recent debt ceiling on May 16, 2011.
Congress and the President were well aware of this issue at least six months ago. The recent squabble, if necessary, could have taken place then. It did not need to be drawn out and turned into an opportunity for pre-campaign posturing. These people do not represent our best interests.