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!


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. ;)

Anonymous 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:

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