This is sculpture Jean Tinguely posing in front of "Homage to New York".
"Homage" was a kinetic sculpture designed to come roaring loudly to life, run violently and clankingly for awhile, and then publicly tear itself apart.
This House Speaker John Boehner posing in front of the House Republicans...
...which is a machine built and refined over the last 40 years by fascist schemers, crackpot wingnut billionaires and hate radio assholes to do exactly the same thing.
At 1:27 this afternoon...
National Review Online8 hours later...
By Robert Costa
December 20, 2012 1:27 P.M.
Speaker John Boehner is confident that “Plan B,” his fiscal-cliff plan, will pass the House, and that its passage will pressure the Senate to bring it to the floor.
“I’m not convinced at all that when it passes, it’ll die in the Senate,” Boehner told reporters. “I did my part, they’ve done nothing.”
“They will have to act,” he added. “If they refuse to act, they will be responsible for the largest tax hike in American history.”
Talking Points Memo
Republicans Crush Boehner’s Plan B
BRIAN BEUTLER DECEMBER 20, 2012, 9:16 PM
Plan B was supposed to have been John Boehner’s masterstroke — and the only legislative tactic protecting him from an embarrassing defeat in fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama.
But late Thursday, after a brief but contentious meeting with his conference, he announced he’d gambled and lost.
“The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Boehner official statement read.