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I Don't Wanna Hear It
2009-01-06 - 11:32 a.m.
Things are quieting down at work. I'm back to getting those little maintenance jobs that get put off when we're busy.
That's fine, though. It beats not working at all.
It seems Nancy Pelosi is trying to take total control, to the point of excluding Republicans completely:
Pelosi's rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America".
In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress.
What is this, a kid's clubhouse? "No Republicans Allowed"? What's she gonna do, plug her ears and say "nyah nyah, we can't hear you"? Just imagine the screaming if it were the Republicans trying to do this to Democrats.
I hope Barack Obama will have something to say about this. If he wants bipartisanship, Pelosi's plan is not the answer.
Economist Thomas Sowell talks about the planned Obama stimulus here, and what the $700 billion may actually go to.
And in last week's column, Sowell discusses "the art of the impossible" - politics.
Looks like global sea ice levels are back up to 1979 levels.
And it was predicted that the North Pole would have melted away by 2008.
An Ace Hardware store has gotten tired of people asking for "double-ended male adapters" (known in the computer world as "gender changers") for Christmas lights, citing them as dangerous.
That much of it makes sense. A string of lights has a "male" end and a "female" end. So if you need one of these things, you've hung a strand of lights backward, and have an exposed male electrical plug with live power in it.
However, the person who made up the sign declared these adapters to be "possibly immoral"...which is causing all kinds of fun in the comments section.
My guess is, "immoral" meant "using this product could result in serious injury or loss of life, so it would be wrong of us to sell one".
Bad choice of words, there.
Well, I need to go to the post office and the bank.
Also, I need to fit lunch in there somewhere.
Be seeing you.
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