Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Travel blog

I'm traveling today, which means that I (and now you, dear reader) get a reprieve from breathless debt ceiling reportage. Rumor has it that Boehner's staging a comeback! Although, at the moment, I have no idea how he's expecting his plan to make it past Reid and the president. The 3G here at O'Hare is very dodgy, meaning that I'm in the dark for the foreseeable future.

I suppose I could try watching CNN Headline News, piped into every inch of this terminal on obnoxiously large flat-screens (just like every other terminal in America; I wonder how much CNN pays for the privilege of tormenting weary travelers with Wolf Blitzer's soulless mug). 

Joy Behar informed me earlier that she's going to get to the bottom of the "debt crisis," by asking tough, no-nonsense questions... to... Ann Coulter?!  

Ann Coulter is still alive?

Then there were a few segments where they explained rating agencies with household finance analogies. It's like borrowing cash from your friend to buy a new couch, see!  Next they had a story on how some sick child met with Chuck Grassley to explain the importance of children's health care and the anchor reminded us that this health care thing was just a tiny piece of the ginormous federal budget and I think I blacked out for a little bit.

So no more of that, please.
At this point it's basically inevitable that everything will come to a head while I'm on an airplane over the Atlantic. I guess I'll just find out what happened after I get off the plane. If there's rioting in the streets when I get to Belfast, I'll know that either the world economy collapsed, or it's a Thursday.