Yup. Local cupcake purveyour/Bus homeslice Jody Hall was recently in Washington DC talking health care reform. And not just in DC, but in the White House itself. That’s big time. That’s real talk. Get ’em Jody! And it reminds us about the May 30th health care march coming up. Good music, good policy, better health care. Boom.
Archive for April 27th, 2009
Our friends over at One America are issuing a challenge to you: how do we make immigration reform a reality this year? It’s a big question, so they’re planning a big event to work on it. On May 2nd, they’re holding a forum, and you’re invited. If you care about immigration reform, you should be there.
The regular session’s over, a special session looms, and uncertainty is all around. What to do? Well, it turns out that Rep. Jeanne Darneille keeps track of some of the more memorable quotes from speeches on the House floor, and while we wait for the other shoe to drop, they make hilarious reading.
Joe Turner over at the Tacoma News-Tribune has the full list, but here are some of our favorites:
Mr. Speaker, I suggest that we will need to take our pants off. We’ll need to take our pants off and buy a pair that is about three sizes smaller. This is not a sufficient belt tightening bill, Mr. Speaker. -Rep. Alexander
Mr. Speaker, I’d like permission to use my hand as a prop. -Rep. Klippert
We’re just clipping the hair off the fur ball of government, cutting something that doesn’t work anyway. -Rep. Dunshee
So the other body changed the title, proving the other body is good for something… -Rep. Goodman
The Senate sent us a virgin…a VERSION…of the bill. -Rep. Hurst
Ah Marseilles, city of hills, baguettes, and maritime intrigue… and now a Seattle band? Indeed. If you’re in the mood for the good musics, check out the homies Hey Marseilles at the Croc this thursday (the 30th). They’re fresh off performing at SXSW, and if you’re not up on them, now’s your chance. Enjoy this video in celebration of Spring, and see you thursday!
More pictures from the City Council Spectacular, these care of Dominic Holden from the Stranger. Oh yeah, and the candidates are the ones in the orange vests. Zing!