Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Congress today had five minutes of worthwhile dialogue: REPRESENTATIVE GRAYSON IS ON A SHORT LIST OF LEGISLATIVE HEROES

Rep. Alan Grayson tries to explain the U.S. Constitution to House Republicans
By Glenn Greenwald

Earlier today, GOP Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia introduced yet another amendment to deny all funding to ACORN.  Rep. Alan Grayson took the five minutes allotted to him to question Rep. Broun about this thing called "the Constitution" and, specifically, "bills of attainder," which happen to be prohibited by the "Constitution."  What ensued is both hilarious and very worthwhile.  Every member of Congress should be subjected to questioning like this on a daily basis:



For those interested, my his interview with Grayson several weeks ago about ACORN and bills of attainder is here.

Or, as we might say out here in the rurals of coastal Washington state - fuck those republicans. Every goddamned one of them.



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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.