Friday, May 26, 2006

It's time to . . .

The Senate yesterday easily approved an immigration bill that allows 10 million illegal aliens to become citizens, doubles the flow of legal immigration each year and will cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $54 billion over the next 10 years.

The leaders of both parties hailed the 62-36 passage as a historic success.

Majority Leader Bill Frist said the vote represented the "very best" of the Senate.


It's time to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment that allows for the direct election of dumbasses senators, and return to what the Founding Fathers designed: the appointment of senators by each state's legislature.

In the moments before the vote, Mr. Frist and about a dozen senators, from both parties, tearfully congratulated one another for all their hard work in producing the legislation. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and the leading proponent of the bill, called it "the most far-reaching immigration reform in our history."

After the vote, more than a dozen giddy lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered before television cameras to again commend one another.

"I am so proud of the Senate," Minority Leader Harry Reid said as those around him smiled broadly. "This is the way we should legislate -- on a bipartisan basis."


It's time to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment that allows for the direct election of dumbasses senators, and return to what the Founding Fathers designed: the appointment of senators by each state's legislature.

As he spoke, a television screen behind him showed a live picture of the Senate floor, where fellow Democrats were at that moment trying to mount a filibuster against President Bush's latest judicial nominee.

Have I mentioned that it's time to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment that allows for the direct election of dumbasses senators, and return to what the Founding Fathers designed: the appointment of senators by each state's legislature?

(Quoted material from the Washington Times.)

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