Friday, October 03, 2008

A bill passes

Well, this week has been sobering.
I think this animation which helped me with civics when I was younger left out a few stages in the process.




They don't mention the failing in the House, going to the Senate for a few billion in sweeteners, then riding back to the House on another bill for another vote.

Sweet land of liberty!

5 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Old Bill. He's been through the ringer.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Sid, you must be nearly as oldas I am. My nieces don't have civics class anymore and didn't know the word when I mentioned it to them.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks to Schoolhouse Rock & remember the preamble verbatim even to this day. I just had to buy the DVD for my nephews a couple months ago. ;)

rolandmann said...

We bought the Schoolhouse Rock DVD for our kids, too.

Now they know that the very, very bad Bailout Bill cannot be blamed on just one person.

I love the line from The Patriot when Gibson's character chimed in on secession: "Why should I trade one tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants 1 mile away."

I sat powerless as a really, really bad bill passed. sigh

Sidney said...

Slate's calling it "Lifeboat Capitalism" today:

http://www.slate.com/id/2201534/

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