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funny pictures of cats with captions
When I can find time on Sunday I will be upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. It should be a fairly straight-forward and relatively quick process, but nothing is certain.

Update: Still not done, as I have to make some changes to the comments program in the new version, to make it work the way I want. It is cold, and I can’t type with mittens on.

December 19, 2009   10 Comments

A Bill To Nowhere

Apparently Ben Nelson has only agreed to vote yes on cloture on the Senate bill, and said that if the bill coming out of the House-Senate conference committee changes any of his demands, he will effectively filibuster the vote on the final bill.

What is the point? Does anyone think the House will just rollover and accept the Senate bill?

Given what it has taken to get this garbage through Congress, why should anyone believe the claim that problems will be fixed, and the bill improved later? This is what Congress is willing to do, so where do you find a Congress that will fix it after the Democrats lose seats based on what they have passed?

Andante, Lurch, Melanie Mattson, and Jim Capozzola died because of the current system. My test for an adequate bill is simple – would it have saved any of them if it had been passed earlier? The answer I come up with for the current bill, which doesn’t even really start for four years, is no.

December 19, 2009   Comments Off on A Bill To Nowhere

Gold, Frankincense, and Purr…

Cat Creche

Note: title “borrowed from here.

December 19, 2009   2 Comments