Sen Rand Paul Tweets Washington Grievances In True Festivus Style
Rand Paul clears the vents before Christmas Day.
Senator Paul Rand has launched a barrage of tweets into the Twittersphere, airing his fury over Washington on Monday. The Kentucky senator announced via his Twitter account that he was honouring the Seinfeld annual tradition of Festivus by "airing his grievances."
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For those who don't watch Seinfeld or live in America, Festivus is the atheist's response to Christmas popularised by the US sitcom. An antidote to the inevitable festivity and cheer, Festivus was born from the family tradition of the show's writer Dan O'Keefe and incorporated into the script.
Minor grievance: I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning.— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013
Traditions associated with the 23rd December holiday include erecting an unadorned "festivus pole," airing one's grievances, feats of strength and the labelling of explainable events as "festivus miracles."
In response to some of your tweets, there will be no feats of strength, and I have no plans to end Festivus by wrestling with Senator Reid.— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013
The anti-Fed, anti-large government senator Paul had plenty to grieve about. He kicked off the stream with "in honor of Festivus, tomorrow I will be airing my grievances, mostly against Washington. Check back here in the morning." "Airing of Grievances begins..." Paul wrote, choosing "In Washington, "bipartisan deal" is a synonym for "increasing our debt"" as his first target. "The recent "bipartisan deal" will add 7 trillion more debt. And was hailed as an example of Washington "getting something done."," he wrote.
The Senate cafeteria never has burgoo.— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013
The tweets ranged from the serious hits of political fury ("Over 300 House members helped pass Audit the Fed with real bipartisanship. Still no vote in the Senate.") to the seemingly frivolous gripes of everyday D.C. life ("Too many people wearing ties on TV as it is"), which also included complaints about the Senate cafeteria and the city's street cleaning schedule.
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The disgruntled senator, who probably felt a little lighter after his venting to the masses, signed of from his deluge with "I still have a lot more problems with you people (Washington). I will be back later with more."