Eight short days from now, the U.S. Government will close for business if a funding bill is not passed and signed by President Trump, which explains why Congress is currently on recess. For his part, Trump is saying no deal will be signed unless it has border wall funding in it, leaving GOP Congressional leaders to wonder aloud if the Democrats may just tell everyone to “go pound sand” (their words, not ours.) Ah, Washington. The smell of dysfunction is in the air again.
Outside of that little kerfuffle, things were pretty mellow in the Washington D.C. yesterday as people celebrating 420 Day handed out weed to folks in and around the U.S. Capitol building. As one might imagine, the Capitol Police were less than enthusiastic about the so-called Joint Session celebration, which quickly turned into a Joint Arrest celebration.
The United States Attorney General this week seems to have temporarily forgotten that Hawaii is an actual state, dismissing it as an “island in the Pacific.” We would politely remind him that one of our Presidents was born there and that, quite frankly, Hawaii rocks.
Pennsylvania is slated to receive $26 million from the federal government to bolster the fight against opioid addiction, we found out this week. Hopefully, that loot gets here before the federal government grinds to a halt next week.