"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lucky for all you folks in the Excited States that your government has its priorities in order. In this time of war and economic turmoil, with White House shenanigans aplenty to be investigated, and an election in the offing -- not to mention global warming and the various crises in health care, education, civil rights, race relations, mall shootings and the writers' strike --- it is good to know that your Congress has its eyes on the prize.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced a resolution (H.Res. 847) saying that Christmas and Christians are important. The House passed this bill Dec 10. The vote, surprisingly, was 372-9, with 10 members also voting "Present," meaning they took no position on the legislation, and 40 not voting. One of the "Present" votes was cast by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.). More Democrats -195 - voted for the bill than Republicans, 177.

Just wait until the new year when the Republicans bring in their controversial bill declaring "Water is Wet" or the all important "America loves ice cream" omnibus bill with clauses declaring puppies, kittens and bunnies "cute" and cockroaches "icky"


Chimera said...

Oh, shit.

Kiss the First Amendment goodbye!

jj said...

Too funny! Them and their imaginary War On Christmas. In another time, they would have been diagnosed with some kind of paranoid disorder and locked up.

Anonymous said...

This is just ridiculous. Funny how this nonsense slips through like diarrhea on a popsicle stick but legislation affecting human rights and medical care is viciously vetoed by the chimp. Totally, fucking, useless.