Our local hero's efforts get laughed out of town by Whiskey Bar
"The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sneaks a peak at the legislative agenda in our GOP-controlled Chamber of People's Deputies:Returning from a five-week summer vacation, GOP lawmakers have much to worry about: war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism and border problems, high energy prices and health-care costs, and none of the federal government's annual spending bills enacted.So what did House leaders decide to make the centerpiece of the week? H.R. 503: the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act . . . The debate -- lasting nearly four hours while horse lover Bo Derek watched from the gallery -- quickly degenerated into dueling expressions of equestrian love.
The scene reminds me of the old World War II joke about the worker in a defense plant who's asked what he's building. 'The front ends of horses,' he replies, 'to be shipped to Washington for final assembly.'
Kidding aside, though, it's stories like these that make me wonder: How much longer can this corrupt, idiotic excuse for a republic keep stumbling along on sheer inertia?"