Festivus: Rand Paul tweets ‘Airing of Grievances’

rand paul
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters during the 14th day of the partial government shut down in Washington on October 14, 2013.
Credit: Reuters

Dec. 23 is Festivus, and though Sen. Rand Paul is a devout Christian, he is getting into the holiday spirit with the “Airing of Grievances” on his Twitter feed. Paul warned his followers Sunday night that he would be celebrating the holiday.

He followed the tweet with a quote from “Seinfeld’s” Frank Costanza: “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”

Paul aired grievances against the bipartisan budget deal, the Senate, the Federal Reserve, the Senate cafeteria, his staffers who don’t like his turtlenecks, Obamacare, the NSA and even his dad, Ron Paul, for auctioning off his vintage car instead of giving it to him.


Paul mixed it up with some serious tweets bemoaning a lack of cooperation from within the Senate along with lighthearted rib against Cory Booker for not retweeting him enough and the Senate cafeteria for not serving burgoo. All in all, Paul posted dozens of grievances, both “minor” and major.

No word on if Paul put up a Festivus pole in his office today.

Follow Andrea Park on Twitter: @andreapark


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Aria Health Torresdale workers caught selling prescription drugs

Two Aria Health at Torresdale employees were fired amid accusations they sold prescription drugs out of the Northeast Philadelphia campus.

National

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died Sunday from prostate cancer…

Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial,…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

Television

'Orphan Black' recap: Episode 1, ‘Nature Under Constraint…

Welcome to your first Season 2 “Orphan Black” recap! Hopefully Tatiana Maslany can help Tatiana Maslany get through this, with the help of Tatiana Maslany,…

Books

Poems from prison: 'How to Survive a Bullet…

Celebrate National Poetry Month with, "'How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

MLB

Phillies notebook: Cole Hamels returns this week

The Phillies should receive a big boost when Cole Hamels returns during the Dodgers series.

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.

Parenting

Is camp right for introverts?

We ask an expert for tips on sending your introverted child to camp

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.