The week that was
“Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.” –P. J. O’Rourke
The week started out with the tragic shooting of 12 innocent people who happened to cross paths with Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexis was treated for insomnia, claimed to have heard voices through walls and ceilings, and believed microwave vibrations were the cause of his troubles. The left decided to make mental illness the center of this shooting by purporting that gun control would make the mentally ill behave.
In an attempt to make mental illness in vogue, Obama proclaimed that “raising the debt ceiling…does not increase our debt.” The president’s thinking has been proven wrong more than 100 times. Raising the debt ceiling allows spending to go through the roof. Why else would we do it?
The House Oversight Committee met Thursday to discuss Rep. Darrell Issa’s latest Benghazi report. Having gone a year without any further information or arrests being made in connection to the attack, Issa accused the review board of conducting a flawed investigation. Democrat Congressman Gerald Connolly of Virginia said the Republicans’ “agenda is…about getting at somebody,” to which the GOP responded, “Duh.”
Obama’s having a rough week. Today the House voted 230-189 to keep the government open with the stipulation that funding to Obamacare be stripped. The fate of Obamacare now goes to the Senate, where, with any luck, it will remain neglected, keeping Harry Reid’s budget company.
It is said that love is blind. But after having been nearly blinded by the nasty spectacle Miley Cyrus made of herself at the VMA’s, former fiancé Liam Hemsworth has called it quits. Aware that the $250,000 engagement ring he gave her probably contains STDs, traces of Molly, and other byproducts of twerking, Liam told her to keep it.
Teresa Mull is the managing editor of Human Events.