So by the way, with all this talk about Senate Filibusters I should tell you that Thomas Jefferson was out of the country when the part of the Constitution that created the Senate was written and didn't think the Senate was a good idea because the Senate is...
Well, it does kinda violate several of the "Equal representation under the law" aspects of the rest of the Constitution. If you live in Alaska you get two senators, just like here in Tennessee, and they get the same votes in the Senate. The problem is that in Alaska there are only a little over 600,000 people, while here in Tennessee, there are just under 6,000,000!
Do you have any problem with the fact that an Alaskan has nearly ten times the whacko right wing representation in the Senate than a Tennessean does?
Well, OK, bad example!
How about California, then...Californians really get screwed in the Senate. Alaskans have 55 times more representation in the Senate than Californians, but then any state that would elect Arnold its governor may just deserve that.
Of course the poor citizens that live in Washington D.C get the worst of all worlds...they have to put up with jerks like Bill Frist ignoring their parking regulations, blocking traffic with his SUV, parking it anywhere he wants while he buys $250.00 shoes and tearing up the traffic ticket while he goes off to destroy democracy in America, and they don't even get to fillibuster the creep with their own Senator!
Yep! You got it...Some citizens of the United States, and I'm not talking convicted felons here...Some Citizens of this once great Nation do not have a Senator.
Tell you what I'll do, Citizens of our Nation's Capitol...You can have one of mine! Take your pick...
Tool of the wacko fundamentalist right, adopter of kittens, disemboweler of kittens, and dollar for dollar the most corrupt man to ever hold office from the state of Tennessee, and by golly that's is hgh tribute in these parts! If you don't believe me, check out the fine levied on his family business before he got into office and the fine the family business actually paid after he got elected. I believe the net is somewhere in the $600,000,000.00 range. Even Cheney, a master at such things, is jealous.
Then you have,
Got his own highway and a plaid shirt, plays bad piano, hates clean energy, wants to eliminate the tax break on wind power, and ,now that I think about it, just wants to eliminate wind power. Lamar thinks it ruins the view of the mountains from his mountain top developments. Those nasty clean power generating propellors just don't look near as nice as his condo developments would on top of the flat spots created by his support of mountain top removal for coal mining. By the way, Lamar is pretty danged good at getting filthy rich while serving in office, too.
Lamar is actually our "good" Senator, so if you don't mind, would you consider taking Senator Frist first? You won't even have to spend much time with him since he gets all his instruction from Reverend James Dobson out in Colorado...Hmmmm?
Does that mean Coloradoans (Coloradoites?) get THREE Senators? OK, now I'm really pissed!
"Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, I think the Republicans have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives."
From our Greater Truths department:
India-born PepsiCo president Indra Nooyi, one of Fortune's most powerful businesswomen, anointed America the "middle finger" of the world in a speech to Columbia Business School's graduating students.
Nooyi attributed fingers to the other continents, none of whose proponents have reacted in cyberspace: the thumb for Asia, strong and powerful and looking to turn into a bigger global player; Europe, the index finger, pointing the way; South America, the ring finger to symbolize love and sensuality; Africa, the little finger, small and insignificant but when it is injured, the entire hand hurts.
Nooyi described the US as the middle and biggest finger.
Gotta love those Baptists:
This sign posted in front of Danieltown Baptist Church: