Most people are aware that The Onion is a satirical site and should not be taken seriously. But apparently their recent post mocking the economic hostage-taking we've seen from members of Congress -- and taking that to its most absurd end -- with them literally taking schoolchildren hostage, didn't sit so well with the Capitol Police this Thursday.
While I can understand their agitation, since I'm sure they had to deal with many people that did not understand this was satire, I have absolutely no sympathy for our current members of Congress, who deserve to be raked over the coals as they were by The Onion.
Here's the story from The Onion that had them terribly upset -- Congress Takes Group Of Schoolchildren Hostage:
'We Need $12 Trillion Or All These Kids Die'
WASHINGTON—Brandishing shotguns and semiautomatic pistols, members of the 112th U.S. Congress took a class of visiting schoolchildren hostage today, barricading themselves inside the Capitol rotunda and demanding $12 trillion dollars in cash.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has emerged as spokesman for the bipartisan group, informed FBI negotiators this morning that the ransom was to be placed in stainless-steel suitcases and left on the Capitol steps by 4 p.m. sharp. If their demands are not met in full, the 11-term representative announced, "all the kids will die."
"Bring us the money and we let the children go, simple as that," said Boehner, appearing in the East Portico with a serrated switchblade held to one of the fourth-grader's throats. "If you want to play games and stall for extra time, we're going to shoot one kid an hour, starting with little Dillon here."
"Tick tock," he added, vanishing back into the building with the terrified child in tow.
I won't share any more here because the next line is not safe for work, so just go read the rest. As humorous as their post was, reading their Twitter feed today was laugh out loud funny and possibly more humorous if you got the joke as well and I'll share some of that below the fold.
Here are a few of their Tweets on this article that came in throughout the day and you can follow their entire timeline here.