The week that was

“There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmas time. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.” – P.J. O’Rourke

During the time of year in which many Americans are SPENDING SPENDING SPENDING! in order to give, the government has decided it’d like to take part in the fun, too, in order to take. A budget deal between Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) was announced this week. The Dems got everything they asked Santa for, tax hikes and relief from sequestration included, despite perpetually being on the naughty list.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is back at it again. This time, he’s holding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius accountable for the disastrous rollout. Sebelius is hoping she can get away with her failure by pulling an Obama and just pointing out, “I don’t write code.” Sigh.

…which brings us back to Obamacare. Which still isn’t working. It’s a Christmas miracle! Maybe one reason no one is signing up is because “Sexiest Man Alive” Adam Levine is the new spokesman for the government program. He’s a walking advertisement for why not to be a Democrat.

Also the government was shut down this week. Because of a snow storm, that turned out to be a rain shower, that turned into sunshine. The Republican Party is being blamed.

Kanye West compared what he does to what the military and policemen do. “I???m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally… and I think about it. I think about my family and I???m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.” AHAHAHAHAHA. Ahem. Then a real cop wrote him a letter, thanking him for his service: “I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow. Most people don’t consider… if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.” Bravo. It’s perfect.

Teresa Mull is the managing editor of Human Events.