Mitch McConnell, Prince of Dust

THE SUMMONING GRID HAS BEEN ENERGIZED. DO NOT CROSS THE CIRCLE OF CHALK.

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5 Responses:

  1. bit says:

    Looks like they're scanning an unknown life-form.

  2. Bob says:

    A deleted scene from 1985 Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

  3. Nick Lamb says:

    Yup. People are really bad at understanding what "unnecessary" means.

    I don't see anything necessary in this picture at all. Maybe one of those people is a security guard and would still be there guarding the site if it was empty? That'd be much safer because they wouldn't be interacting with other (probably infected) humans.

    The reporters do not need to be standing there to do their jobs. "I can report that the capitol building is still in fact here". No.

    The photographers even more so. Even if somehow unaccountably we'd lost all photographs of Mitch and he couldn't figure out how to upload one, we can just substitute any cartoon turtle picture for similar effect.

    Mitch doesn't need to be there in order to perform either his usual function (ensuring nothing whatsoever gets done, because apparently that's the Republican philosophy of government now) or actually legislating. Might he need bi-partisan agreement to do things differently? Yeah, maybe. A supposed politician ought to have got that done in about an hour's discussion, this photograph is 2+ weeks in.

    The fact of this photograph is foolish vanity. If I have to lay blame on one particular individual obviously Mitch is most at fault because it's easily within his power to have prevented it. But really all the news staff and even ancillary Senate staff shown are individually capable of recognizing that they are making things worse and need to stop.

    The inability to grok that hey, what I do isn't actually necessary at all chokes things normally, but in this peculiar circumstance it gets people killed. Knock it off you idiots.

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