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9:30 am
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I’ll tell you who.

I uttered recently about this topic.  Go and have a listen, I’ll wait

Whoa, back already?  That was fast.  Heyyyyy, wait a second.  Did you even listen to it?  What do you mean, you’re busy?  Yeah yeah, we’re all busy.

Well, since you’re “too busy” to go listen to my melodic voice drone on about “whatever,” I’ll summarize here for you: some truancy judge down in the valley gave parents of truant students the option of paying the normal $500 fine or publicly paddling their kid right there in court.  I applaud this move.  Of course, that judge is in a heap of trouble.  Stupid whiners.  And then, in the utter, I extended the idea of using paddling to punish Congress.  THEY need some paddling.


And the paddling?  Needs to be PUBLIC.  I don’t mean just youtube public.  I mean 24×7, in-your-face, round-the-clock flogging and corporal punishment of our fearless leaders when they do stupid things.

I hereby launch C-SPANK:

When a politician signs a bill without reading it?  They get spanked, and YOU can see it on C-SPANK.

How about when a politician puts in pork spending, rewarding himself?  Spanktacular viewing, methinks!

This isn’t your father’s spankavision.  This is LIVE and uncut!  Realtime feeds of the people YOU elected into office to represent your needs while preserving and protecting the nation’s interests.  These officials, who voluntarily leave very lucrative professions as lawyers and highly paid businessmen to take these public positions that pay a fraction of what they used to make, should be held to a higher standard.

And that higher standard is a big fat paddle.

On second and third offenses, they get the paddle with air holes.

7:49 am
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Let me state for the record that I have no concrete idea what the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” is about.  I’ve heard “bailout” and “fat cat severence” and “where’s the responsibility?” and a number of things that attempt to summarize it.  But I haven’t read exactly how the Senate crafted a way to spend $700B and I’m nowhere near informed enough to really understand whether it’s needed or not. 

However, I do know one thing.  It didn’t pass the House.  And the dow lost 777 points in one day.  Ok, that’s two things.

How close was it?  Well it was 228 to 205 (with 1 not voting).  That seems pretty darned close if you ask me.

So I wondered how my state (Texas) did.  Congress.org has a neat rollover US map where you can see, by color, which states had a majority Yea (green) and a majority Nea (red)

What I find interesting is that it was so close…. but only 15 states had a majority say “yea” and of course, that includes New York and California.  It struck me as odd at first that 15 states can make it so close, but then I realized that the red states just mean a majority, and that could be something like a 5-6 split.

Has anyone heard sensible talk about this bill anywhere?  So far I’ve only heard threats (Bush), complaints about it (talk radio), arrogance and condescension against people who are against the bill (other talk radio), but no straight talk.

I don’t expect a lot of comments on this blog post because A) it’s political, B) it’s 70% less funny than most of my blog posts and C) it uses a lot of weird numbers like “70%”.  Not only that, it has bad grammar.

But why not just do a quick comment and let me know what YOU think – as simple as…. hey I got an idea!  How about another poll!

Whatchu know about House Bill 674?

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