Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Proof the General Assembly has nothing better to do

My old stomping grounds, the Tennessee General Assembly, continues its long tradition of bills that have no real significance.. but we are going to waste everyone's time with them anyway.

There was the long debate on the road kill bill... now dogs in pickup trucks.

Let's not discuss anything important like.. um... homeland security or cutting taxes.

Senate to allow unrestrained dogs in truck beds - Tuesday, 04/13/04

It reminds me of when I went to TISL - the colligate mock-legislature. We debated for 2 hours whether or not to change the state bird to the turkey but neglected good bills like banning speed bumps (which was selected as a top 10 bill and passed on to Governor Sundquist for possible submission to the legislature. TN's first seat belt law was originally a TISL bill.. for what its worth).