Tiny, Tiny Victories


There's bad news and there's good news. Bad news first: We're about to spend $819 billion in federal tax dollars, pending Senate approval.

But there's good news, too. Tiny, tiny little good news. Remember this story about the Interior Design Board in Arkansas, which prohibits those without six years of formal schooling from hanging out a shingle as an interior designer? Well, the good guy in that tale, Arkansas state Rep. Dan Greenberg (R-Pulaski and Saline), writes today to tell me that "the vote to reauthorize the Interior Design Board's budget took place earlier today; I won for the moment. To continue in existence, the board needs 75 of 100 votes for funding; it got about 60."

The cheerful Rep. Greenberg notes: "This shows what happens when one trouble-maker stands up in the House well and speaks against a bad idea. Two years ago we had 3 NO votes, this year we had 30."

Take notes, Senate Republicans. 

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  1. Blago got buh bye’d

    woo hoo!

  2. Check this out: sweet, sweet neocon tears.

    John Yoo is really, really upset about Barack Obama’s torture policy. Man, that guy is a real ballbuster!

  3. Another victory: Blago just got kicked out of office by the IL Senate. The next vote is whether to ban him from wearing ridiculous hairpieces holding future state offices too.

  4. Great, I’m dittoing the moose now!

  5. Part of the clinical definition of a sociopath is difficulting understanding or relating to the interior thoughts of others. They have so much trouble putting themselves in the other guy’s shoes that they lack the ability to understand what’s going on in their heads.

    Rod Blagojevich thinks that nobody can tell he wears a rug.

  6. I’m not so convinced it’s a rug. That’s just terrible hair.

  7. frank, we weren’t talking about his head.

  8. Take notes, Senate Republicans.

    Rush Limbaugh is in the Senate now?

  9. Another victory: Blago just got kicked out of office by the IL Senate. The next vote is whether to ban him from wearing ridiculous hairpieces holding future state offices too.

    The political entertainment value will be sorely missed.

  10. Based on their performance these past eight years, how could you possible believe the Senate Republicans would stand on a small government principle to oppose a bailout? Where have you been living? If they oppose the bill it will be for symbolic reasons, and after lodging their symbolic complaints they will happily walk their stimulus check to their (district’s) bank. Anyone who pretends otherwise clearly hasn’t been reading Reason for the past decade or so.


  11. As I believe I have explained before in an other H&R thread it’s not a “rug”, nor is it real hair; it is quite simply an experimental helmet and radio transceiver. Why do you think he says what he does?


  12. Matthew, you’re more right than you know, as recently released FBI surveillance video of the governor’s mansion reveals. Now we know why it’s next to impossible to find guinea pigs in stock in Ravenswood pet shops.

  13. I think arizona has a potent offense, but pittsburg’s running game may be unstoppable.
    Oh yeah, and Blago this and Blago that too. Right? I’m really torn on this issue.

    And I recently shaved my left breast to (hopefully) match the right. This thread is about hair right?

  14. Christopher C.,

    Stop being disingenuous!!! We both know Arizona will crush Pittsburgh! Warner and Fitzgerald will show no mercy! Roethlisberger is potentially liable to have his arms ripped off! AWHOO!!!!*

    *spartan war cry

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