Lurking in the Shadows

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Lurking in the Shadows

You NEVER want to see its face clearly.

Broadcast on The Mike Malloy Show March 07, 2012.

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I don’t care that the retail Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year. I’m almost continually freaked out that Halloween hasn’t stopped since December 12th 2000. It’s like we’re all living in a demented version of the film, Groundhog day. The alarm goes off, we get up, and something horrible happens. All day long we wish we could change something but the next morning … the alarm goes off, we get up, and something horrible happens.

It’s Kafka’s world … we just live in it. With a little bit of H.P. Lovecraft thrown in to ramp up the creep factor.

We can all remember how much fun it was watching the National Defense Authorization Act creep through both Houses of Congress, hoping against hope that Obama wouldn’t sign the goddamn piece of paper that would invalidate our Constitution. But he did. Then to prove he wasn’t an extreme Fascist he added that he probably wouldn’t use the law he just signed into being. But regardless … it’s there lurking in the shadows waiting … waiting.

The alarm goes off, we get up, and something horrible happens.

H.R. 347: Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011

It was introduced on January 19, 2011. This bill passed in the Senate with changes by unanimous Consent on February 6, 2012. The bill passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote on February 28, 2011. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 399 Ayes, 3 Nays, 30 Present/Not Voting. H.R. 347 was presented to the President on Mar 1, 2012. He hasn’t signed it … yet.

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