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These guys are happy because their little brains literally can't grasp the concept of global warming.
With the fiscal cliff approaching, confused panic, intransigent realpolitik and “Thelma and Louise” references abound in Twitter’s snarky corners:
The Times Square ball drop should be fiscal cliff themed this year. Let's make civic incompetence fun.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) December 28, 2012
I wish Waylon Jennings were alive to narrate these last 4 days of fiscal cliff negotiations.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 27, 2012
There's so much BS in Washington right now. I think we have gone over the fecal cliff.— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) December 27, 2012
I'd like to know what Congress would do if the media just refused to cover the fiscal cliff until something actually happens. Shrivel?— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) December 28, 2012
Stop comparing NHL negotiations to the fiscal cliff. The NHL actually has strong incentives to get a deal done. Not the case in the other.— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) December 28, 2012
With the fiscal cliff fast approaching, the staff desperately tries to keep Bartlet from watching Thelma and Louise.— West Wing Unaired (@WestWingUnaired) December 28, 2012
I propose banning the following terms on 2013: YOLO, electability, fiscal cliff...— olliander (@ollieblog) December 28, 2012
And the BBC’s Paul Mason gets to the point:
Economics: the short (postXmas) version. USA about to screw its own economy just as Eurozone did. Same reason, different folks. #fiscalcliff— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) December 27, 2012
Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Natasha Lennard.