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October 25, 2014

Potty Humor at ACLI Capital Challenge

One of the more charming aspects of Wednesday’s ACLI Capital Challenge were, um, how do we say this? The bathrooms. Every race has its porta-johns set up for runners seeking last-minute relief before the starting gun. This 3-miler, though, had some fun with it, labeling each receptacle in a tongue-in-uhh-cheek manner: Senate, House, Media/Left Wing, Media/Right Wing, VA (please move to back of line) and much more.

 Potty Humor at ACLI Capital Challenge

Members only? Sen. Grassley apparently thought so. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

And, of course, someone waited for his designated portable bathroom. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, a dedicated runner and long-time ACLI Capital Challenge competitor, waited in front of the “Senate” john. When a young woman came out of an adjoining one, she offered it to him. He declined, preferring to wait for the Senators Only rest room.

Patrick Fernandez of Team Coast Guard took the 1st Male Overall category with a 14:59 time. Erin Taylor of Human “Capitol” Running Club GSA took the 1st Female Overall category with a 17:43 time.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was the fastest male senator, with a time of 25:04. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., was the fastest female senator with a 35:15 time.

Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., was the fastest male House member, with a time of 18:29. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., was the fastest House female with a 25:05 time.

For full results, see the Capital Challenge website.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DENIED 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES, UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. WHILE THEY CONTINUED TO HOLE THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, THESE FAMILIES HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS THEY HAVE USED THESE UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. MILLIONS OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES, AND HOMELESSNESS IN THE PROCESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DELIBERATELY MADE DELAY AFTER DELAY, MONTH AFTER MONTH, SO THAT EVENTUALLY THE BILL WOULD BE TOO LATE TO VOTE ON IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE STOOD ASIDE, WHILE THESE FAMILIES SUFFERED AND STRUGGLED TO FEED AND SHELTER THEIR CHILDREN. THEY PUT THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA BEFORE THE WELFARE OF THESE NEEDY FAMILIES. THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON HUMAN DECENCY. I ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS BILL, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE, TO NOT VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THEY HAVE SHOWN US THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT US, LET’S NOT VOTE FOR THEM

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