Gut Rumbles

November 16, 2003


This is good stuff. But... Lileks always is. He did, however, have a bad day recently:

Today is not one of those days. The spleen, she hurts. I think it had to do with listening to the Senate debate, if that word applies, and wondering: are they always this banal? This condescending? Are bloviating prevarications the rule rather than the exception? In short: is the world’s greatest deliberative body really filled with this many dim bulbs, card sharps and overstroked dolts who confuse a leaden pause with great rhetoric? If everyone in America had been tied to a chair and forced to watch the debate Clockwork-Orange style, we’d all realize that the Senate is just a holding tank for people whose self-regard and cretinous reasoning is matched only by their demonstrable contempt for the idiots they think will lap this crap up.

Those are brilliant words, something you'll never hear in a Senate debate.


I have wondered for quite awhile why the Senate lags behind, ignoring or barely squeezing in legislation passed by the House of Representatives. If 435 Representatives can get so much done, why can't 100 Senators get more done?
I'm from Florida, and my greatest joy is that Sen. Graham is not running for re-election in 2004. Sen. Bill Nelson (D) has recently crossed over to the Republican view point on a few items. I'm still praying that he'll change to the Republican party. A majority of our Congressional Representatives are also Republican.

I still can't understand how the state of Florida, can have a Republican majority in the State Senate and House of Representatives, and a twice-elected Republican Governor, and still have two Democrat Senators. In fact, to the best of my memory, we've had more Republican Governors than Democrats in recent history.

One other vent. The Dems still keep coming up with the damn chad problem, saying Bush stole the election. What the Dems ignore and the elite media failed to report nationally, is that three independent groups hand-counted every vote in the state, and George Bush won by more that the 500+ official votes. Besides, the Florida Constitution clearly states that if a re-count is requested, all ballots must be counted in the contested County. Not just the ballots that are kicked out because of hanging chads as no votes, undervotes, double votes, etc.

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 16, 2003 08:32 PM

Lileks needs to do more stuff like that, and less stuff about paper towel choices at Target.

Goddamn Minnesoduhns...

Posted by: Kim du Toit on November 16, 2003 08:33 PM
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