The House has just passed Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling bill — the third version, of course, after Boehner had to throw in a modest constitutional amendment today to get a few more Tea Party members on board. It doesn't really matter, because the Senate will still instantly kill it, and then... well, something will get through by the Tuesday deadline. Right? Ha ha, probably not.

There was a lively debate beforehand, much like the one before the House passed the health care reform law in March 2010. Remember that? John Boehner was screaming, "HELL NO YOU CAN'T!" Well, he screamed again today, demanding that booing House Democrats "put something on the table." I'm sorry, that's "PUT SOMETHING ON THE TABLE!" Yikes! Fine! A vase maybe, with flowers? Please don't hurt us...