HALLELUJAH, Those intellectual giants populating our hallowed halls of Congress have agreed to keep the dear old govamint operating for another 73 days! Ya know, back in my Blog #38 – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, I referred to the end of 2014, when they voted to fund our poor old govamint for 9 months, except, of course, that frivolous spending on Homeland Security. This foolishness of using “continuing resolutions” for short periods instead of passing a real budget has been going on for some time now, and must naturally make our good old U.S. of A. look very silly in the eyes of the rest of the “civilized” world. Howsomever, 73 DAYS? Come on girls and boys down there, get serious!
My dear old pappy of course saw all the folks talking about this exciting new development on our beloved Telly yesterday, but I asked him to google it to be sure they weren’t just pulling our leg, so to speak. Well, sure enough, right there in the old Library of Congress Records is H.R. 719. EAS2 (that stands for Engrossed Amendment Senate – whatever that means), and it further indicates, May be cited as the ‘Continuing Appropriation Act, 2016′. Then, there is the notation: “Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment.”
Thereafter follows a bunch of pages of poppycock that only a phalanx of Philadelphia Lawyers could hope to understand. Apparently, the Prez signed this thingy and a lot of other indiscernible documents into law on 30 September 2015.
So there you have it – the inscrutable workings of our renowned legislative bodies down there in the cradle of democracy!
No wonder poor old John up and quit!
No Comment, Buster.