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This morning I ventured over to CSpin 1 to see what nefarious schemes and gamesmanship might be going on in the Capitol.

Much to my surprise, I learned that GOP congresscritters know how to read.

They are wasting the morning reading the US Constitution out loud, including all amendments. Unfortunately, I missed the sections about slavery.

It is an awesome sight. Seeing more than a hundred congresscritters, appearing nicely groomed, primped, and sharing the backbreaking task of - - -  reading a piece of paper.

It would help if they took those words seriously. It would be nice if this was a little more than a utter waste of time, a gimmick, a joke on the American people.

One more thing. I cannot believe that they got Bonner, and not Boehner, to read the Repeal Amendment.

Are they discussing VA benefits for soldiers and vets? No.
Are they fixing the Debt Limit? No.
Are they discussing how to fix loopholes for the ultra rich? No.
Are they considering investment in infrastructure, as more than 10,000 bridges are nearing collapse? No.
Are they funding necessary emergency aid for Sandy victims? No.
Are they looking at gun control after the Newtown Massacre? No.
Are they picking lint out of their navels, as they flatulently waste their time, our money, and CSPin electrons? Yes.

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Congress' reading of the constitution is:

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 08:07:41 AM PST

  •  Oh my effing gawd (3+ / 0-)
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    implicate order, jfromga, txcatlin

    "We ran out of the Constitution, before we ran out of members to read it."

    I kid you not. Those were the words of wisdumb before Congress quit working and ended its session.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 08:11:54 AM PST

    •  Why would they read those portions of the (1+ / 0-)
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      txcatlin

      Constitution that have been amended and are no longer valid? It's the Constitution, as amended, that should guide their actions, not the original.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 08:22:16 AM PST

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      •  Because it combats the "perfect document" doctrine (1+ / 0-)
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        txcatlin

        The idea that the constitution is biblical in its inerrancy is something many people believe.

        Reading the parts as they were originally, then seeing how they were changed over time, helps fight those who believe in "original intent" and the religious-like fevor of those who believe the Constitution was inspired by God.

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 08:40:52 AM PST

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        •  It's hard to believe that we have multiple diares (0+ / 0-)

          complaining about the bipartisan reading of the Constitution at the start of a new Congress.

          "Me thinks the lady doth protests too much."

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:09:15 AM PST

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          •  My issue is they should read it warts and all (0+ / 0-)

            I'm not sure how your quote applies.  In context, it would imply that I don't support the constitution, which doesn't really seem like your point.

            Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

            by lostboyjim on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:16:32 AM PST

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          •  it is a useless, pointless, waste of time, (0+ / 0-)

            that accomplishes nothing, except in the tinniest, tiniest, tinfoiled bits of microscopic grey matter that mascarade as brains in the skulls of the TeaBuggered Club. Michelle, and her closest fiends.

            What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

            by agnostic on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:21:29 PM PST

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  •  I would've found it hot (0+ / 0-)

    if they'd gotten to the Second Amendment and then just had each Republican read that one. Just imagine the drama of more than 200 folks, each reading the same handful of words. To make it go more quickly, they could all kinda gloss over the first 60% of the Amendment.

    Then somebody else could handle reading the rest of the document. Well, maybe they could invite Rand Paul over to read the Tenth, but he'd be a guest star.

    These effers are paid six figures to do this?

  •  and we should remain thankful (1+ / 0-)
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    txcatlin

    that they didn't accidentally read the Declaration of Independence instead, because most of them don't know the difference.  Ask Boehner.

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