........all of a sudden...congress doesn't seem as bad now....I mean...their bad yes but....at least they haven't done a coup de ta like this..... Thhey just throw tantrums like children and refuse to do work and wipe their asses with $100 dollar bills.
*nods* It was some time since we had a coup around here in Sweden too. It currently exists only in the rabid dreams of some diehard extremists. ^_ ^
OT: Over the past week, the massive influx of refugees and migrants across the Öresund strait between Sweden and Denmark (where there's a railway/motorway bridge*) has pushed the cancellation of all direct passenger trains
from Copenhagen city across the strait into Sweden (the city of Malmö and othe places nearby). Everyone now has to change trains at Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), the last stop on the Danish side, with the express purpose of the police and train personnel being able to check anyone's identity documents. There's a good deal of job commuting between the cities on the Swedish side and Copenhagen and of course lots of business and tourism, most of the personal travel involved is by local train, and after the bridge was taken into use in 2000 there has been no regular ferry or boat service between Copenhagen and Malmö, so local politicians are furious with this sudden cut at the artery of the region, but the deal was sort of clinched by the national governments over their heads.
The services between Copenhagen and Scania (the southern province around here) are built into the local train schedules, often it's the same trains that serve the local area on either side, so the "brake point" at Copenhagen airport is creating slowdowns and bottlenecks all around the system. And it's both quirky and a bit heartrending how the progress of the migrant crisis has pushed the government up in Stockholm to go back-pedaling on some of its earlier promises and really change the aims it is going for. They are pretending
to be cooperating with Denmark over this, but the real tone of the exchanges between them has been both cold and sly for several months now.
*yes, the same bridge and the same cross-border region that feature in the Danish/Swedish tv cop series The Bridge