Thoughts on today's newspaper stories
And then there's Conrad. He's talking about ethics, but then he voted against a bill that would have curtailed lobbyists access to senators in a big-time way. Oh, that's right, it was a Democrat bill and would have broadened the senate rules to let the minority party more access in legislation. Let's hope that if he's elected this fall, that he is in the minority for the rest of his career in D.C.
And, finally, there's the state Republican Party. They can't provide the schools enough money, although they will bare-faced lie about having done so, and they criticize providing money to the schools following court orders. They may be right that it isn't enough as yet, but they could have made sure it was enough while they were in power. And now they are unhappy because the State Board of Education wants to provide a standard to prevent bullying in schools. So they voted against a similar bill in the last legislative session, apparently because they are so fundamentally involved with religious ridiculosity (is that a word) that they turned away good because the bill mentioned sexual preference. Seems to me that means the baby is long gone as well as the dirty dishwater. As someone who was bullied by school teachers who made us sing from a church hymnal, I think it's long past time that their is a strong anti-bullying policy in place and enforced, no matter what the cause of the bullying. Mostly is just pecking order and power in play rather than real issues anyway.