Friday, April 08, 2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

From the Alabama legislators who brought you a constitutional amendment to ban something that's already illegal and a law that says they can't pass a law comes a bill that would impose the death penalty on murderers who kill with a federally banned assault weapon, except that no such ban exists because Congress allowed it to lapse last year.

Seriously, folks, stop passing ineffectual laws and start doing stuff that has a meaningful, positive impact on people's lives, like stabilizing our education funding sources, or easing the burden on our overcrowded prisons, or naming an official state groundhog.

I nominate Birmingham Bill.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hardy Har Har Har.

My guess is that there's some pretty interesting perks and pork hidden in that piece of work that's probably been winding it's way through the system for some time. Write a letter to your representative... or order a ham and anchovy pizza from every pizza place in Birmingham to be delivered to his office this afternoon, cash on delivery of course.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

"Seriously, folks, stop passing ineffectual laws and start doing stuff that has a meaningful, positive impact on people's lives"

You're addressing the Alabama state legislature here? hahaha...oh, sweet simple soul.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes Nevin's brain hurt. A lot.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number for Ted Little's office is 334-242-7865. You can call him up and voice your support for legislation that would call for a vote on a constitutional convention. The call LITERALLY takes about ten seconds. So, chop-chop.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Nicholas Roussos said...

I can almost see some sense in this one, but I have to strain hard.

It would make sense if they thought Congress was going to reenact the ban, and they wanted the law on the books in case they do.

However, I think I'm applying more logic than our state legislators had at their resources.

10:06 AM  

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