Politics As Usual

22917566-3330-4BFE-9D78-24638DFA15E4“You call that a viable solution?” the committee’s chairman, Senator Alan Green, said. “I find your recommendation to be both stunning and incredibly partisan. I ought to ban you from this hearing.”

“That’s a cheap shot, Senator,” Senator Elizabeth Browne responded. “I’m just trying to make sure that nothing in this investigation falls through the cracks. We should reopen the investigation without putting limits the scope, the witnesses that can be interviewed, and without setting an unrealistic timeframe to complete it.”

“Well, Senator Browne, I respectfully disagree,” Senator Green said. “We’ve already conducted an investigation and have found the woman’s accusations to be totally baseless. How much longer do we need to drag this thing out?”

“You call having your majority staff conducting a two-day investigation to be fair and impartial?” Senator Brown said. “The only investigation that would mean anything would be one conducted by an independent body, like the FBI, and which would have no restrictions or conditions.”

“Overruled!” the chairman shouted, pounding his gavel on the table. “We have what we need. Let’s vote. All in favor of moving the nomination forward to the full Senate say ‘aye.’”

Written for these prompts: Daily Addictions (solution), Word of the Day Challenge (stunning), Scotts Daily Prompt (ban), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (cheap), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (fall).


3TC — Sports Shorts

16F4C174-DB22-4016-A5C7-A0A71C6E6BB6“Jesus Christ, Moose,” Butch, the team captain, said. “What is that god awful smell coming from your locker? It smells like sour cheese.”

“It’s probably my sports uniform that’s stuffed into my gym bag,” Moose said.

“When was the last time you washed that uniform?” Butch asked. “It stinks to high heaven.”

“I haven’t washed it since the first game of the season when I made those five tackles,” Moose answered. It’s my good luck uniform and if I wash it, I’m afraid I’ll wash off the luck and won’t do as good in upcoming games.”

“Damn, Moose,” Butch said. “I’m going to talk to the coach about moving you from the defensive line to the offensive line.”

“Why would you do that, Butch?” Moose asked. “I like being a defensive tackle.”

“Moose,” Butch said, “given how your uniform smells, you’re more of an offensive tackle.”

Written for Teresa’s Three Things Challenge prompt, where the three things are cheese, locker, and sports uniform.

SoCS — Dom-De-Dom-Dom

1B10EBD8-ABA5-4FF6-B3F1-1F896ED2740E“Hey Dominick,” Evan said, “Are you up for a game of dominoes?”

“Nah, Evan, you know you always dominate me in that game. I seldom win,” Dominick responded.

“Come on, man,” Evan said. “I’m dying of boredom here.”

“Well,” said Dominick, “my cousin just bought a new condominium not too far from the Superdome. Maybe we could head over there and check out his new domicile.”

“I don’t know, Dom. That seems kinda random to me,” Evan said. “Besides, didn’t he just get out of jail for stabbing his wife in her abdomen during some domestic squabble.”

“Yeah, but she decided to not press charges and he was granted his freedom last week,” Dom said. “But you’re right, maybe there’s not much wisdom in that idea.”

“I got it!” Evan said excitedly. “Let’s go over to that new strip club that recently opened.”

“You mean the Kingdom Come Club over on Fourth?”

“That’s the one, Dom,” Evan said. “Hey, you got any condoms around in case, you know, we get lucky?”

This bit of silliness was written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where we are asked to use the word “dom” or words that contain “dom.”

FOWC with Fandango — Cheap

FOWCWelcome to September 29, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “cheap.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.