JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/see-this-thing-here-this-is-end-of.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1223141510-597366  alan at Sat, 04 Oct 2008 17:31:50 +0000

Someone should have objected the usual waiving of the reading of the bill like Senator McConnell did for the climate bill back in June.

The delay could have given the people following the debate an idea how much crap was in the bill.

jsid-1223161487-597376  jed at Sat, 04 Oct 2008 23:04:47 +0000


Okay, other than that, the beginning of the end was long ago. This is just another straw on the camel's back. A bigger straw than usual, sure. A bigger straw then the New Deal? Relatively speaking, I don't know.

jsid-1223167775-597382  Kevin Baker at Sun, 05 Oct 2008 00:49:35 +0000


I think Bill's comment wasn't exclusive to the $700Bn bailout bill.

Nobody read the Patriot Act, either - 342 pages.

Budget bills? You must be joking.

He's right. When Congress began voting on bills that were so long that most of the representatives didn't know what they were voting on (other than the pork they'd inserted for themselves), then democracy was effectively dead.

And that happened a long time ago.

jsid-1223167988-597383  DJ at Sun, 05 Oct 2008 00:53:08 +0000

Y'all ain't seen nuthin' yet. Wait 'til Congress votes on this.

jsid-1223225715-597401  perlhaqr at Sun, 05 Oct 2008 16:55:15 +0000


Wanna bet they'll never pass the "Read The Bills Act", no matter how short it is?

jsid-1223231162-597405  mariner at Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:26:02 +0000


Bill Whittle?

I gotta see that.


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