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Saturday, June 27, 2009

The pretense of democracy

The Congress isn't even trying to maintain it anymore:

Through a series of parliamentary inquiries, the Republicans learned that the 300-plus page managers' amendment, added to the bill last night in the House Rules Committee, has not even been been integrated with the official copy of the 1,090-page bill at the House Clerk's desk, let alone in any other location. The two documents are side-by-side at the desk as the clerk reads through the instructions in the 300 page document for altering the 1,090 page document....

Global Warming is apparently so urgent that we can't even wait until members of Congress know what they're voting on.

This sort of thing is why I find the false and sentimental concern for Iranian democracy to be so ludicrous. Worry about your own so-called democracy, people, while you can still harbor the illusion that you possess it. They're passing fill-in-the-blank legislation.

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