June 26, 2009

A Legislative Pile of Crap.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:34 pm

I am so pissed that my eyes won’t completely focus.

If you’ve paid attention to what little news there is about the Cap and Trade Bill that was being considered by the House of Representatives, you would know that it’s a twelve-hundred page cornucopia of opaque statutory language, the goal of which is to create a massive energy tax scheme and an invitation to the federal government into your town, your home, your home owners association, your car, your workplace, your supermarket and God knows what else. It creates a derivative market (Can you say Fannie Mae?) in “energy credits” to be run by the morons in Congress and nameless federal bureaucrats. What could go wrong?

Twelve hundred pages! Keep in mind that interspersed throughout the twelve-hundred pages of turgid legislative language are numerous references tying the Cap and Trade statute into other federal statutes, each one being complicated in its own right.

OK, if that wasn’t bad enough, at the eleventh hour the detestable Henry Waxman parachuted a three-hundred and ten page amendment into the already huge bill.

I have not read the 1,200 page bill (although I know what its sponsors have in mind), but for the hell of it I spent fifteen minutes scrolling through the 300+ page amendment. There was plenty in there, which reflects the dogged work of “Green” lobbyists that would make Joe American’s hair stand on end.

You have to understand that when an amendment is offered, it is not done in the form of a redlined document (e.g. Word “track changes”), which is the way that people in the twenty-first century would do things. That would make things more transparent. No, the amendment says things like, “Section 25, subparagraph B, fourth line, insert the following ….” What that means is that in order to understand how the amendment changes the statute, one has to hold the amendment up next to the 1,200 page bill and essentially hand-mark the bill.

There is no way under the sun that anyone in Congress – ANYONE in Congress — managed to go through that exercise to in order to understand what the final bill really says. And yet, these bastards voted on it and passed it today.

Let me say, as goofy as this blog might be, I have some pretty fancy credentials when it comes to reading and sorting out the content of federal statutes. I figure it would take me at least an full working week to work through the entire statute to know what the hell is in there, and I’m to believe that the collection of fools who managed to get themselves elected to Congress digested all this in a matter of a day or two?


I’m not even going to get into what I (and legions of climatology experts) believe to be the extremely questionable premise on which this legislative pile of crap is based, because the existence of genuine scientific debate doesn’t matter. This has nothing to do with “Climate Change,” but has everything to do with tax and overarching federal power.

I would love to give every son of a bitch in Congress who voted for this mess a quiz on the content of the bill. Not one of them would score higher than twenty percent, and you can take that to the goddamned bank.

You voted for change? Welcome to it.


  1. This is my kind of blog. Don’t believe this is not a tax on those making under $250,000. Everything this bill touches will go down the FOOD chain. Gas, electricity, food, products and services. Everything will go up, but it’s not a tax on you.


    Comment by Foxwood — June 26, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

  2. I must say I was surprised to see your great comments about the horrendous bill that was passed today. My sentiments exactly! I know people are waking up to what’s really going on, but what can they do at this late date? Everyone that voted for this bill should be voted out of office! This is our only chance to try to scrap-up the mess and taggerd remains of this great country and try to get it back on track again. What a job we have before us! HANG IN THERE, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

    Comment by Pissed off in California — June 27, 2009 @ 12:40 am

  3. The liberals in Congress seem determined to hurt THE POOR. That’s what it all boils down to. Killing off jobs, raising prices on everything, NOW?

    Idiots. F****** idiots.

    I’m EVERY BIT as angry as you are, Jim, and I see the sneakiness of it, like you do. I don’t think the country can take much more of this shit.

    Comment by dogette — June 27, 2009 @ 6:40 am

  4. I CRIED!

    Comment by johndeerebilly — June 27, 2009 @ 7:53 am

  5. To all veterans here, including Jimbo and myself, remember your oath of service. It has no expiration date. This whole mess, I fear, is not going to end well. A nice million man march on Washington would be a good start, with pitchforks.

    Comment by JerseyJersey — June 27, 2009 @ 8:20 am

  6. I’m sharpening my pitchfork, JerseyJersey!

    Comment by Juber — June 27, 2009 @ 9:46 am

  7. We are so screwed! Voting the bastards out of office is too good for them, everyone of the SOB’s who voted for that pile of crap should end up in the Marion federal pen. But that’s just me. I fear for my children and grandchildren.

    Comment by Bill — June 27, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  8. Jimbo……

    The problem with your rant is this……It is being read by likeminded people who do understand the implications. The problem is the message need`s to filter down to the Obama core loyalists . This create`s a second problem as they are either on welfare oblivious to what goes on around them, dead even though they still vote, sleeping on a different park bench then their official voting residence or fictional like Mickey Mouse.

    The chances of the Lame Stream Media speaking up are non-existent & the re-named ACORN will not spread the word. In the short term, we are all screwed….the coming election`s is our last chance for a peaceful resolution, failing that it is time to oil the weapons & gather Ammunition.

    Obviously the crooked bastards in Washington do not get it, they think they are immune to being held responsible. That supreme dooshbag “Barney Frank” is asking to loosen controls over how Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac issues mortgages in order for low income people to get them. It is bad enough he along with others never were held responsible for the mess created in the first place, now they want to do it again with official blessing`s.

    Comment by dudley1 — June 27, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  9. Take an extra bag of tea to the 4th of July tea party…and buy another gun and a lot of ammo

    Comment by GUYK — June 27, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

  10. Dudley, you are correct. But since these fuzznuts put the Obama in office in the first place, I don’t know of any way to dumb down the message enough to reach them.

    Comment by Cappy — June 27, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  11. Adler is gone
    Chris Smith is now a tunrcoat bitch and must be dispatched out of office as well.

    I expected that pantywaste Adler to kiss Pelosi’s cottage cheese ass and vote for this revocation of liberties bill but Chris Smith…WTF?!?!?!?!

    Chris, you hurt me today brother and it pains me to say…I will make sure you face a primary opponent in 2010. I will make sure your campaign finances are weakened to the point where Hannibal Lechter would poll within the margin of error on your ass.

    Chris Smith….you will now learn unfortunately that we mean business and we are pissed off and now you will pay. You may win re-election because of your pro-life constituency but you will go back to Washington one weakened candidate.

    Comment by RobbieRob — June 27, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

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