Coulda Sworn There Was a War on, or Something


In one of those periodic moments that make me feel sane for not belonging to any political party, the scarequote-worthy "House of Representatives" just passed the Flag-Burning Amendment, by a whopping 286-130. The Party of Limited Government (Except When We Run it) voted 209-12, and the Loyal Opposition pushed the amendment over the goal line with a disgraceful 77-117 showing. Here's the complete roll-call list of congress-dopes who should probably never be taken seriously about anything ever again.

UPDATE: Via Andrew Sullivan comes this foul quote from Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-San Diego:

Ask the men and women who stood on top of the Trade Center. Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment.