I'm posting this not for political reasons, but simply because it is glorious and awesome. The backstory: a bill to fund healthcare for 9/11 rescue workers (who are suffering from bizarre diseases due to the toxic air; 900 of them have died since 2001) died in a House vote today, due to members of Congress voting mostly along party lines (Democrats yes, Republicans no). Republican opposition stated they were voting no because of a procedural disagreement, saying the way Democrats brought it to vote was sneaky.
Enter Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has had enough.
I'm not well-versed on the details of a Congressional vote, so I don't understand the implications of what led up to this moment and I can't take a side. However, my main criticism of the Democratic party has been that they seem like a bunch of wimps compared to the Republicans, and are so busy talking policy they don't know how to get dirty and throw punches of their own. Thanks to Rep. Weiner, it seems the party collectively grew a big, beautiful pair of cojones. Hilarious.
For details, read here: 9/11 first responders (CS Monitor)