Two spoonfuls of video sugar to cleanse the palate. The second clip comes from this morning’s budget vote in the Wisconsin state assembly; if you’re not at work, I recommend turning up the sound nice and loud so you can get the full effect of the screeching. The first comes, I think, from the protest outside the statehouse today in Trenton, where embattled, possibly insane dictator Chris Christie clings desperately to power while urging his lackeys to dance and sing.

Alas, my friends, there was no singing. And the dancing? None.