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February 9, 2016

The Summer’s Out of Reach | Capitol Quip


The congressional recess is almost over, and holy cow do the boys and girls of summer have a lot on their plate as they return to the Capitol: the drums of war in Syria, spending legislation for the new fiscal year, a debt ceiling deal.

So what’s on their minds, Capitol Quip readers? Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section of our Heard on the Hill blog. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

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Submit your hot tips and juicy gossip. Send us your anonymous tips here

  • A. Writer

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!

  • A. Writer

    Maybe if we rearrange the chairs…

  • A. Writer

    Is Obama Syrious?

  • A. Writer

    With all the rats coming ashore, I hope we have a quorum.

  • Freedom First

    Since modern civilization’s complexity makes it more difficult to find the best niche for our unique skills and talents, stress and discontent tend to arise more easily as civilization grows more complicated and fast-paced.

  • Booberry

    We’re going to need a committee about that.

  • Booberry

    I’m making my line in the sand.

  • Booberry

    We’re going to need a bigger bailout.

  • A. Writer

    Lucky there’s all that hot air to keep them afloat.

  • Clayton Hanson

    Darkness warshed over the Dude – darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom.

  • Clayton Hanson

    Can’t we just put a hoodie on Syria and send
    over George Zimmerman?

  • Jim Swift

    I thought we sequestered light houses….

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Got that old sinking feeling…

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    That’s what they get for not watching out for the riptide!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    They got too close to the shoals again.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Too bad the swimming lessons were cut from the budget.

  • stafford123

    Sigh. Time to get back to the shipwreck that is Congress these days. When’s our next vacation?

  • Sean Kelly

    Those idiots ran it aground again! Could they not see the warning signals?

  • Booberry

    What would America do without us?

  • A. Writer

    Well, it’s back to work investigating the cruise lines.

  • jlee

    Geez, who was steering that ship?

  • jlee

    Note to self, do not play political games of chicken with lighthouses.

  • Betsy Beckwith

    The lighthouse beckons but the Capitol is rudderless and its sails are luffing. Time to get back to right the ship.

  • Delanne

    I must have heat stroke…….I thought I saw the Capitol sinking ?!?

  • Wis. Guy

    The one advatage of global warming!!!

  • Larry Kamenec

    I can’t shake the feeling that there is trouble just over the horizon…

  • Bzrdhd

    Here we go– from Baywatch back to the Planet of the Apes.

  • Tom

    There is no way I’m getting in the water with THOSE sharks!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Is Diana Nyad campaigning for Congress?

  • Wotann

    “Talk about being flushed with capitol!”

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