8 thoughts on “The Perils Of Constitutional Ignorance”

  1. I figure a LOT of bills are written by lobbyists and simply phoned in by Congress, and this one likely was just that.

    However, the galling thing for me is the utter disregard for following the Constitution. And it is not just Reid…FAR to many of these yahoos (executive, legislative, and judicial) do what they please and dare folks to call them on it.

    Is there an inverse to Hanlon’s Razor? In this case I think one could attribute this nonsense not to Reid’s ignorance but to Reid’s malice.

  2. Also, I think I posted this before but – my favorite US government situation is the split congress in a time of contentious partisanship. They can’t f*** things up nearly so easily! Hell, the last time this happened we managed to shut down the federal government (and nobody noticed except the media).

  3. So long as they keep sending me the free cheese and keep paying for my government supplied SafeLink cell phone, I don’t care what they do!! After all, I’ve only been on unemployment for 55 weeks!! They still owe me.

    My SEIU rep told me so!!

  4. The rats just keep at it:

    From The Hill, via Instapundit:

    “The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by unanimous consent Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.”

    What we need is 15 feet of snow to fall on DC, beginning just after midnight tonight.

  5. What we need is 15 feet of snow to fall on DC, beginning just after midnight tonight.

    Would have been helpful if it fell after midnight last Friday.

  6. Or maybe the legislation was simply pining for the fjords

    Democrats first attempted to attach the food safety bill to the two-and-a-half-month spending measure but Republicans balked because they wanted to keep that measure clean, according to Senate aides.

    Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by voice vote.

    Reid announced he would send the legislation — this time properly attached to a House-originated measure — back to the lower chamber for final approval.

    “Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they put on their table is safe,” Reid said in a statement. “This is a common-sense issue with broad bipartisan support.

    “Tonight we unanimously passed a measure to improve on our current food safety system by giving the FDA the resources it needs to keep up with advances in food production and marketing, without unduly burdening farmers and food producers,” he said.

    The legislation is a high priority for Reid and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

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