It’s A Crisis! Get Your Wooden Arrows And Meet Me At the Wooly Gate…

… yet another reason to believe nothing will change come November.

I downloaded the Bailout Bill from Foxnews.com  today. I was going through it as best I could (it is 447 pages long, double spaced) when HotAir put up this post. I had already noticed some of the craziness, but let me just point you to a couple of tidbits that make me want to throw up just a bit:

Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool
research fund; wool duty refunds.

and

SEC. 503. EXEMPTION FROM EXCISE TAX FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROWS DESIGNED FOR USE BYCHILDREN.

They say there are a couple of things you never want to see being made: 1) Sausage. 2) Law.

I like sausage and could probably stomach seeing it made as long as I got to have a little for breakfast the next day. I like the end product. Law on the otherhand is repulsive in its making and we end up with wooden arrows for children and wool refunds in the middle of a financial bailout.

Of course voting for the Republicans will solve all these problems (/sarcasm)

UPDATE:  Click here if you would like to read the whole thing: bailout-bill
al sends

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9 responses to “It’s A Crisis! Get Your Wooden Arrows And Meet Me At the Wooly Gate…

  1. “The problem of human culture is not that men fail to rule the earth; the problem is that men rule in rebellion against their overlord and for their own pleasure and glory.”
    -Peter Leithart, The Power and the Glory, p.30.

    [And, Al, that is a stunningly clever title!]

  2. I noticed this too, and sent an email to politics@foxnews.com. Hopefully someone will point this out in a story. This is so ridiculous. I mean seriously… wooden arrows????

    Did you also notice that they attached the “Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008” into this? What the heck does this have to do with the economic crisis? That bill should be debated and voted on its own merit, not stuck into a completely separate piece of legislation to sneak it in under the radar.

  3. “….make friends with God or mammon,…..” Jesus Christ.

    “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than out right exposure. The fearful are caught as oftern as the bold.”…………Helen Keller

    ed

  4. Eric,

    I did notice that bit of silliness… of course if you say that you are opposed to a Mental Health Prity act you hate crazy people.

    If J. McCain does not say something about this it will be a missed opportunity for him.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by.

    al sends

  5. Al, if McCain speaks against the machine, he’s done for. That maverick business is good soundbites, but it is political suicide to actually be one.

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  7. Al,

    What’s the matter? Having trouble seeing the importance of wooden arrows to our economy? This kind of stuff is lost on the Republicrats because on this point there is no essential difference between them. They have forsaken the principle. Once the principle is forsaken it is only a matter of negotiating the price. What will it cost to buy the needed votes in the House? We are about to find out. But no one should be in doubt about it: they will be bought – because they can be bought.

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