In a few short hours, the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives will hand over the reins to the millionth crooked white guy speaker.
At noon, the new Congress will begin their first session. They will pray to their craven god Capitalism, then they will recite the socialist-penned pledge of allegiance (I am guessing they will shout the "under god" bit). There will be a roll call vote for speaker, which Boehner will win, unless these Tea Partiers really do plan to shake things up. (Speaker Jean Schmidt? Why not!)
You can watch all of this on C-Span, obviously. Or stream it on C-Span's website, if you're at work. But if you're at work and also enjoy pointless exercises in appearing to be hip with the kids, incoming Speaker Boehner will stream the opening session on "The Facebook," which today's hip young Republicans use to "poke" their representatives in order to keep them accountable and make sure they're staying true to their conservative values. (Cut FarmVille subsidies!)
Just head over to the Pledge to America Facebook page and troll the hell out of it. It's the American way.
I will be watching the entire sad spectacle, so please come back for more.