Capitol Words Holiday eCards
December 18, 2011 7:38 AM   Subscribe

"What do reindeer, Christmas trees, eggnog and Hanukkah have in common? They’re all part of what our elected representatives have been saying around the holidays. Things get even crazier when their quotes are taken out of context and made into crafty, bizarre and occasionally touching holiday e-cards."
posted by sciurus (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Metafilter: kids moving through the darkness.
posted by chavenet at 7:53 AM on December 18, 2011

....I somehow get the idea that these are not complete quotes, but rather a word plucked here, a word plucked there, to assemble something completely different. Somehow that feels like cheating.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:55 AM on December 18, 2011

Well, the egg nog quote is not a perfect quote (at least according to C-Span) but it is NOT cut and paste.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 8:49 AM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

Circus called off due to lack of clowns
posted by growabrain at 9:49 AM on December 18, 2011

Santa is the 1%?
posted by Gordafarin at 10:09 AM on December 18, 2011

Are these ransom notes?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:59 PM on December 18, 2011

Santa is the 1%?

Are you kidding? Santa flies around, rewarding children based on "niceness" rather than birth, address, or even GPA! He is a scofflaw who crossed international boundaries at will, ignoring legally-developed tariffs and taxes, routinely ignores property rights by entering homes, uses entirely renewable fuel in his high-speed flying, and the elves are both unionized and productive, giving lie to the union-busting rhetoric of people like Scott Walker, who know that all they have to look forward to on the morning of the 25th is non-petrochemical coal substitute and a gnawing sense of guilt....
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:05 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]

Did Rep. Mark Kennedy seriously quote Yoda, at some length, in Congress?
posted by 256 at 6:33 AM on December 19, 2011

@EmpressCallipygos These comments are from the congressional record, verbatim -
The contents of the Congressional Record are downloaded daily from the website of the Government Printing Office. The GPO distributes the Congressional Record in ZIP files containing the contents of the record in plain-text format.
posted by brokekid at 9:01 AM on December 19, 2011

These comments are from the congressional record, verbatim...

Fair enough. The "single-word-ripped-out" format is making it appear otherwise, perhaps, which may lead to some unfortunate assumptions.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:39 AM on December 19, 2011

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