"Surprise, surprise, surprise!"
(Update—the link above is static, so the content regularly changes. I just checked, and they have already modified the page to obscure the fact that they were not in session monday. Yesterday, it specifically stated that no session was scheduled for Monday, January 8th. Now it simply skips listing monday. Here’s a still image of the current page, since by next week it’ll be completely gone: https://klaatu.anastrophe.com/housesched.jpg )
The pledge that congress would meet with that ever-so tough ‘five days a week’ schedule, broken after the first week! Reports are that the day was scheduled off due to some college football game that’s of great interest to the members of congress—ah yes, there it is, the Florida Gators vs the Ohio State Buckeyes, played this evening.
Gosh, it sure would be handy if we all could just schedule the day off whenever there’s an "important" event due to take place. I think I’ll officially schedule tomorrow off for myself so that I can pick some daisies.
Politicians. Ya gotta love ’em. Or do you?