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While the Repugnants Stare at Shiny Objects November 2, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Animal Videos, Politics.
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shinyobjectWhile the Repugnants are busy wailing and flailing over Socialism, Government takeover of their precious health care system and other fruit loop topics, the Obama Administration is quietly passing laws.  Check out this article from today’s The Wall Street Journal (yes, the WSJ)  –

From the article:
–  The legislation includes, ‘defense-policy legislation that included an unrelated measure widening federal hate-crimes laws to cover sexual orientation and gender identification — 12 years after it was first introduced. The same legislation also tightened the rules of admissible evidence for military commissions, an issue that consumed Congress in debate in 2007 but received almost no attention this go-round.  The hate-crimes bill became law 11 years after the slayings of the men it is named after: Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man left for dead on a split-rail fence in Wyoming, and James Byrd, a black man dragged to death behind a pickup truck in Texas’.

–  ‘Other new measures signed into law since the administration took office, all of which kicked up controversy in past congresses, make it easier for women to sue for equal pay, set aside land in the West from development, give the government the power to regulate tobacco and raise tobacco taxes to expand health insurance for children. Congress and the White House, in the new defense-policy bill, also killed weapons programs that have survived earlier attempts at termination, among them, the F-22 fighter jet, the VH-71 presidential helicopter and the Army’s Future Combat System’.

– ‘ The new public-lands law signed this spring was also once hotly debated. Among other things, the new law declares 1.2 million acres of Wyoming range land off-limits to oil and natural-gas development. Regarding the new tobacco law, the Food and Drug Administration and allies in Congress have been seeking regulatory authority over tobacco since the early 1990s’.

I hope they keep staring at those shiny objects for a long, long time.

And just for fun:

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