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    Of course they do...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/27/wa...gewanted=print

    Shortly after winning a majority last year, Democrats triumphantly declared that they would put Congress back to work, promising an “end to the two-day workweek.”

    And indeed, the House has clocked more time in Washington this year than in any other session since 1995, when Republicans, newly in control, sought to make a similar point.

    But 10 months into the session, with their legislative agenda often in gridlock with the Bush administration and a big election year looming, the Democrats are now planning a lighter schedule when the 110th Congress begins its second year in mid-January.

    The House majority leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, told fellow Democrats this week that the House would not be in session next year on Fridays, except in June for work on appropriations bills.
    Still, Democrats conceded that the hectic pace had taken a toll, especially on lawmakers who must travel long distances home and who have small children. And members of Congress have not gotten a raise or cost-of-living increase this year.
    Well, those poor bastards... I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they give another raise to themselves.

    I can't help but feel that we're inching closer and closer to a revolution of some kind...
    Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated... again...

  • #2
    Yes, but sickpup, Congress did say that during a leap year, that they will work on February 29th, so that will count as an extra day with extra hours. I think 2008 is a leap year, so Congress wanted to make sure this starts in a leap year.

    "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug" 'The Bug'

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    • #3
      members of Congress have not gotten a raise or cost-of-living increase this year
      First time I've felt I have a connection to the "DC Mental Mendicants League" in some time, as - irony of ironies - I didn't get that, either !


      Originally posted by sickpup View Post
      I can't help but feel that we're inching closer and closer to a revolution of some kind...
      Ther's an essential tool the effort will require, the better to to "clean house"...

      " Reality is interpretation according to a scheme which we cannot escape "

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      • #4


        On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

        ACG History Today

        BoRG

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Admiral View Post


          Nice avitar Wes! It captures the true spirit of the moment!.
          "Profanity is but a linguistic crutch for illiterate motherbleepers"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sickpup View Post
            Of course they do...

            http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/27/wa...gewanted=print





            Well, those poor bastards... I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they give another raise to themselves.

            I can't help but feel that we're inching closer and closer to a revolution of some kind...
            Here's a nice 1930's era song that perhaps captures the sentiment of the moment and the overall temperment of a socialist workers paradise.
            Now, all of you sing along with me!

            "One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning
            Down the track came a hobo hiking and he said boys I'm not turning
            I'm headin for a land that's far away beside the crystal fountains
            So come with me we'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains

            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains there's a land that's fair and bright
            Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
            Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
            On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
            Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains all the cops have wooden legs
            And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
            The farmer's trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
            Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow
            Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks
            And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
            The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
            There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too
            You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin
            And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
            There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
            I'm a goin to stay where you sleep all day
            Where they hung the jerk that invented work
            In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

            I'll see you all this coming fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountains!".
            "Profanity is but a linguistic crutch for illiterate motherbleepers"

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            • #7
              I wonder how they came up with that idea? Following "The Leader" perhaps?

              Aug. 9, 2007, 9:01PM
              Bush on track to become the vacation president
              http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/5042364.html


              On Thursday, Bush left for a weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine, and his family's summer compound, Walker's Point. On Monday, he heads to his Crawford retreat, where he has spent all or part of 418 days of his presidency, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent and meticulous record-keeper.
              HP
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                I'm still waiting for the sweeping reforms after the landslide victory....
                If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, John... I was thinkin the chandelier was a good entry in the Halloween contest...

                  But I'm thinkin the head chopper works better... Thanx!

                  On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                  ACG History Today

                  BoRG

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Admiral View Post
                    Yeah, John... I was thinkin the chandelier was a good entry in the Halloween contest...

                    But I'm thinkin the head chopper works better... Thanx!

                    It is one of your better ones. Good way to start the day over here.

                    HP/
                    J
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11
                      Republicans - They'd lower taxes and pass out. Wake up, lower taxes again, then bitch and complain that the military doesn't have enough money.

                      Democrats - They'd raise taxes, pass out, kill someone with thier car, pass out again, and leave for the better part of a year.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                        I wonder how they came up with that idea? Following "The Leader" perhaps?
                        Yeah, he skips out a lot, too. But he's just one guy... we're talking about hundreds.

                        I'm just really getting sick, of both sides of the aisle.
                        Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated... again...

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