[lug] OT: First numbers, then Linux!
P. Scott DeVos
scott at savingtree.com
Mon Nov 15 15:01:45 MST 2004
> People are stupid. As long as politicians can find utterly pointless
> things like this to occupy their time with, the masses will be
> convinced they're doing something.
Usually things like this are started by some class project to "learn how
the legislative process works." Some class, somewhere writes to their
congresscritter about having a "National T-shirt day" or some other
equally silly idea--the important thing being that it not cost a lot of
money. The congresscritter then pushes it through to pick up a few
votes from the student's parents. The upside for you and me is that a
small amount of legislative session time is wasted that otherwise would
be spent writing laws that actually affect us.
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