December 11, 2006

her light eyes were dancing

Robert Bechtle, '63 Bel Air, 1973, Oil on canvas

* Top ten conservative idiots. excerpt:

8. Jack Kingston

"The 109th Congress worked for a mere 103 days in 2006. According to the Washington Post, that's "seven days fewer than the infamous 'Do-Nothing Congress' of 1948."

"But all that is about to change. When Democrats take control of Congress in January, House members will be expected to - gasp - actually do some work.

Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.

"This news is not sitting well with some members of Congress - mostly Republicans - who are used to working a mere three days a week and taking lots and lots of vacations. Take Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) for example. 'Keeping us up here eats away at families,' he whined. 'Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families - that's what this says.'

"Making Congress work five days a week says that the Democrats don't care about families? Tell that to Americans who have to work two jobs and still can't feed their kids because for ten years Republicans couldn't find time in their pathetic schedule to raise the minimum wage."

* Folks older than Sonic Youth, sing Schizophrenia. More YouTube -- Why Do You Think You are Nuts.

* "The process of creating is related to the process of dreaming although when you are writing you're doing it and when you're dreaming, it's doing you." -- Robert Stone


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