posted by JimK at 8:21 PM
A chill to the bone.
By the way...the says they're randomly selecting "carry on" bags from metro riders. Are there any other kinds of bags on metro??? I guess they feel that the airport security is so comforting that they want to make us feel like we're in an airport.
Above, I meant to say, "the guy on the video/head of metro security says they're randomly selecting..."
Lieberman wants the DADT vote tomorrow.Obama says he wants the START treaty considered first.Reid says he has until January 5 until the new Congress takes over.If Reid puts it off, it will be very interesting to see if all Congressmen come back for it.It's so close that if a coupel of pro-gay legislators don't show up, it could go down.It's also appropos to ask: why do we let lame duck Congressmen pass legislation?The rules need to be changed.These people need to be accountable to the voters.
"It's also appropos to ask: why do we let lame duck Congressmen pass legislation?"Did you ask that question of the lame duck 106th Congress after the 1998 midterm election? You might recall that was the election when the House GOP had the worst performance since 1934 for a party that didn't hold the presidency. After their losses, the lame duck 106th House voted on December 19, 1998, to impeach President Clinton, who was acquitted of all charges by the 107th Senate two months later.If anyone in this 2010 lame duck Senate doesn't come back to finish working on the people's business, it'll be the DeMint types who prefer having lengthy bills read aloud in the chamber for days at a time over doing their actual job of legislating, especially during the Christmas break. These DeMint types want only to run out the clock on DADT and a host of other bills like the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. Fortunately our framers gave us a judicial system that can do some of the work of Congress when impeders like the current GOP Senators fail to do that work themselves.
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