Honorary Resolutions: Knock It Off!
Via the Arkansas Times blog, I see that the state Senate is now pushing a resolution to make February 6 Ronald Reagan Day in Arkansas (and using what looks to be another cut and paste resolution to do it. I warned you guys about this last week).
I like Reagan, but this has gone just about far enough. So I now propose a new Kinkade Rule for Arkansas legislators: No more damn resolutions honoring people who don’t have a direct tie to Arkansas, period. No Reagan Day, no Tom Paine Day, no Hooray for Barack Obama Day, no more of this damn mindless, weak-kneed hero worship — just knock it off and get back to whatever the hell it is you’re supposed to be doing there at the Capitol. Don’t make me come over there! Mostly because I don’t want to.
8 thoughts on “Honorary Resolutions: Knock It Off!”
I think this is a negotiation tactic. We will give you Thomas Paine if you give us Ronald Reagan.
This was the first time I’ve actually taken the time to sit down and read the Obama Resolution…
So now I’m just wondering if the reason AR ranks next to last in everything is b/c the people who run our state are busy writing, oh excuse me, copying and pasting, ridiculous resolutions…
I think they’re just getting warmed up. Who wants to bet that Richard Nixon appreciation day is next?
Okay, this is quite possibly the dumbest thing. Why do we elect these people? Who gives a rat about any of this? Will it increase freedom? Will it secure liberty? Will it serve the public good? NO! It is just a resolution, a public fellating by kiss-ups. It is a pointless honoris causa for people who don’t care what the Arkansas Legislature thinks about them because they are dead or otherwise engaged. Does anyone think President Obama is losing sleep over how he is viewed by the Arkansas Ledge? Do you think Iran will find him weak because he can’t garner enough support to get a resolution passed by these great parochial twits? Methinks not.
Get to work people! You aren’t doing any good, devote your time to working for us instead of crap like this! Ye gods, I’m so ashamed.
I don’t know but what this might not be the best use for the worthless ones after all. They managed to sneak through $2,400 raises for 23 different Representatives in HB1001. I would rather some simple though time-wasting resolutions than have them giving themselves various 16% or more raises in slights-of-hand through Special Languge Subcommittee work.
Having another reason to close the banks could help avert a run that would deepen our economic woes. I’m also looking forward to the inevitable Ronald Reagan Marathon on Turner Classic Movies. Every time Ronald Reagan says “well” you have to take a drink. This is going to rock.
re: cut and paste jobs.
When I was in our nation’s capitol, I remember being told by an old hand up there, that: “there hasn’t been an original word written up here in 30 years, everything is copied from one place to another.”
Makes sense to me.
That’s good, Br549. Despite my recent harping on the issue, I don’t think I see the cut and paste business as being a particularly serious matter — but playing ‘spot the sources’ does make for an amusing pastime.