Friday, July 31, 2009

Washington Post Reports Roy Blunt Born In Niangua; Believed To Be American Citizen

The Washington Post reports that Roy Blunt was born in Niangua.
However, we have no reason not to believe that he is an American citizen.

ps--To all those wingnuts beefing about lawmakers not reading bills before they vote on them: we had a governor who signed bills into law without reading them. Why weren't you bitchin' then?


admin said...

I, too, was born in America. Perhaps I should provide my employer with a Birth Certificate and not a Certificate of Live Birth.

KathyG said...

I wish Blunt would just shut up and quit embarrassing Missourians.

Jackie Melton said...

Realizing this is a "tongue in cheek" post:

I'm one of those people who thinks there's really no excuse for any representative, whether it be at the federal, state, or local level to sign or approve a bill without full knowledge of what they are signing and it's potential effects taken into consideration.

I never thought of myself as a "wingnut," but, if the shoe fits, I'll have no trouble slipping it on my foot, that is, if expecting our elected representatives to actually do their jobs makes me one.

There are reasons some people pay attention to some issues while not paying great attention to other issues which seem like they would or should be related.

I might agree that partisan politics has something to do with it (which I think MIGHT be your point) but, in my case, it has more to do with the fact that I pay more attention to local governance than I do to state or federal governance. That, and the fact that there just isn't enough time in the day, week, month or year to weigh in on every single issue that comes along.

I think that's true for all of us and tables could certainly be turned in this sort of a, seeming, partisan discussion if people want to go down that road. Do you? I mean really?

(I've long despised the gotcha-on-hypocrisy-game,it could be exampled in ANYONE'S life, if a person cared to play it.)

Love, Jackie (the independant conservative)

Stu Solomon said...

Just for the sake of playing "devil's advocate" (Hmmm....should that really be in quotation marks, given the subject matter?).

Has anybody seen the gargantuan size and content of most legislative bills? I'm thinking even the most prolific readers among us would find it an overwhelming challenge.

The truth is that legislators have to have well-trained staff members to read all bills and then report their summations to them. I'm not saying the legislator doesn't read the bills, but he has assistance in determining the key points of individual bills.

This is highly technical reading. It's tedious and time-consuming. I don't think any of us could read every bill during the course of a legislative session. Having a good staff is essential to being an effective legislator. We're not talking about reading the city council minutes here.

d5thouta5 said...

after a quick view of the photo, I thought this article was mis-labeled...I was expecting something from a Batman movie...
I thought I was looking at a photo of the Joker....

Anonymous said...

They're all wrong.

Birther Blunt was born an up-and-coming white boy in Howdy Doodyville.

Anonymous said...

Emory Melton read every bill when he was in the state senate.

I think Mike Schilling did too

Stu Solomon said...

Emory Melton is to be commended, then. Generally, however, state senate chambers tend to propose fewer legislative bills than do state representative chambers. It is still a daunting task and legislators who actually undertake the challenge of carefully reading all proposed bills are to be commended.

I'm definitely with KathyG about Blunt shutting up, too. I wish he'd just retire.