March 23rd, 2004

Semiformalishmaybe

National Cowboy Poetry Week

I was looking something up, while talking with a legal friend online, andcame across S.Res.108, a bill which passed the Senate of our country.Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you paid* somebody's salary that approved, or atleast did not vote again, National Cowboy Poetry Week. Go Library of Congress to look it up.


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Anyhow, what I was actually looking up was the status of this bill.My friend says it's unlikely to pass, unconstitutional, and poorly-written.Still, we live in interesting times, when conservatives are bold enough totry for this kind of thing, and at the same time, (illegal?) gay marrages arehappening across the country. My friend considers the bill to likely be a moveby the conservatives to placate the religious right, and that the efforts forit to pass arn't very serious. Could that be true? Are the religious right soeasily fooled? Or could it be another bit of something to rally around ontheir side, a prelude to taking over?

A thought -- I wished that the government could be honest enough to say whena bill has been sent to committee to die.. and it struck me how much it's likethe doubletalk coming out of China's government. I guess, for one reason oranother, some truths and happenings are hard to explicitly acknowledge..Maybe it's really the same thing as how in coversation, some truths areconsidered better off unsaid. Truth is weird that way..