Annals of Silly Legislation
In the past, we've spilled some ink in praise of Keith Richman and Joe Canciamilla, two members of the California Assembly who have tried hard ...
In the past, we've spilled some ink in praise of Keith Richman and Joe Canciamilla, two members of the California Assembly who have tried hard to take a bipartisan approach (scroll down to "The Mod Squad") to finding serious solutions to the state's big problems. Apparently, with their personal term limits clocks about to expire, they've given up on all that. Or at least turned to sarcasm as solace.
The two last week introduced a resolution in protest of the downgrading of Pluto from planetary status. My favorite findings:
"Whereas, downgrading Pluto's status will cause psychological harm to some Californians who question their place in the universe and worry about the instability of universal constants; and
"Whereas, the delection of Pluto as a planet renders millions of text books, museum displays, and children's refrigerator art projects obsolete, and represents a substantial unfunded mandate that must by paid by dwindling Proposition 98 education funds, thereby harming California's children and widening its budget deficits...
"Resolved, that the Assembly Clerk shall send a copy of the resolution to the International Astronomical Union and to any Californian who, believing that his or her legislator is addressing the problems that threaten the future of the Golden State, requests a copy of the resolution."
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
A Plan That Tackles Climate Change and Racial Discrimination1 hour ago
Health-Care Vote Could Start 'Complete Unwinding of the Medicaid Program as We Know It'13 hours ago
Supreme Court Sets Higher Standards for Students With Disabilities13 hours ago
Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’14 hours ago
'Blue Lives Matter' Bill Becomes Law in Kentucky15 hours ago
Arkansas Expands Where Concealed Guns Are Allowed15 hours ago