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Friday, December 28, 2012
Funny Business in Washington
I have been holding this post until after Christmas, just because I promised only happy thoughts before Christmas.
I can't come down on one side or the other; they each bother me equally.
And then I found another strip that so much so quickly:
I'm not sure how the cartoonist was looking at the issue, but Doesn't Cooperate can cover a lot of ground. My first sense was that they don't cooperate with the people who elected them, but he could also mean, given the current 'fiscal cliff' fiasco, that they don't cooperate with each other. Also true.
But it seems to me the only time the Politicians do cooperate is when they are screwing over the people who elected them.
The one exception I can think of is Rand Paul, my Senator from Kentucky. Not being a politician or a lawyer, he understands the evil that government is.
He just put forth an amendment to the FISA bill to increase Fourth Amendment protections on electronic communications; basically to give email and cell phones conversations protection from warrant-less searches. Here is the transcript of his speech on the Senate Floor.
Its about time we had some one in Washington who understands what the people want and is ready to fight for it.
Apparently, based on the vote in the Senate, we are at least 79 people short of what we need, including my other Senator, the one I don't claim much, Mitch McConnell.
He will hear from me today.