Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Absurdist Theater at its finest

It's that time of year, again. The stench of dirty laundry fills the air. Duck and cover, but keep a firm grip on your wallet because the Georgia General Assembly is back in session. Yes, friends, Clown College has officially convened, and idiocy runs rampant in Atlanta's streets.

Among the items up for consideration at this session:

  • Provide for the death penalty for persons convicted of aggravated sodomy against a victim under 12 (House Bill 13). I can see how parents would like this one, but I, personally, think it's just a little extreme. I think maybe 10-25 years with mandatory, effective treatment might be a better option.
  • The State Flag (HB 15). Again. Jesus, people, give it a rest. Rednecks, fly your Confederate flag at your house and on your pickup truck and leave the rest of us alone.
  • Phase out all income taxes for all corporations over 5 years (HB 24). Hmmmm. Wasn't Georgia just in a budget crisis of unbelievable proportions just last year?
  • A Resolution (HR 8) asking the NCAA to adopt a playoff system for Division 1-A football. Do you guys really have time for this?
  • A Resolution (HR 4) requiring that "Representatives shall conduct themselves with dignity and in a manner to ensure decorum at all times in their offices and offices of other members of the General Assembly and in related work areas used by members of the General Assembly, including all committee rooms in the Capitol and the Legislative Office Building." I thought these people were adults. Should we also take away recess and make them stay after session?
  • The Georgia Public-Private Infrastructure Act (SB 5), which provides that public agencies can play fast and loose, oh sorry, "be flexible", with public funds (including Federal) in their contracting with private concerns on infrastructure projects. Oops, there goes another $20 million or so down the tubes.
Let the games begin.

Kludging towards Bethlehem

Finally got the article titles sorting out properly on my Vision indexes. Don't ask, it ain't pretty. Substance over style is my usual preference, anyway.


Thanks Holly and Debra for the support and encouragement! It really helps.


At 12:48 PM, Blogger Debra Young said...

Any time, Carter!

The Games: The Georgia legislature can go for the idiot gold along with California's.


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