A daily recap of the Georgia Public Broadcasting show "Lawmakers". The show airs weekdays at 7:00pm with a replay at 5:30am the following weekday.
* The end approaches. The stadium is in sight but the finish line is not yet reached.
* Dave has a new hair do. That reminds me. I need a haircut. I'm starting to get a little too David Cassidy.
* Transportation. Senate is taking up the House bill but of course they want to change the funding mechanism to their version. We have new traffic b-roll! God bless 'em, they sent some poor schmoh with a camera to sit in a car in bumper to bumper traffic.
* Sen. Steve Thompson (still a Democrat) wanted to tack Homestead Exemption on this bill but it was ruled not germane. There's your word for the day. Thompson went back to the well to unleash a little fury and he vaguely looks like Robert Duval in "The Apostle". Heeee's gonna take it to the peeples! Testify!
* Restructuring the Dept. of Human Resources to split it into more manageable segments. Pretty much everyone agrees its a good thing.
* SB200. This is the transportation big 'un is still in House Committee. That also means we get to see Valerie and she's in studio! And it's all about money and who will get to spend it. It's always about money.
* Ahhh a little light banter between Nwandi and Valerie. For a second there is was like a real newscast with its fake goo.
* Capping property tax assessments. Millage rates blah blah blah Constitution blah blah blah lawsuits blah blah blah. I know it's important but come on!
* Oh lord, one of those Fulton County tax payers associations is suing someone. I bet I end up blaming this on Phil Kent. Or that Buckhead secessionist - what's his name. It's about Kasim Reed's (D-Now With Billboards!) plan to allow Atlantans to vote for a one cent sales tax to fund police and fireman. Question - how can they sue over a law that hasn't passed much less been enacted?
* They named Glenn Richardson as one of the defendents! This is going to be a hoot. He asks the same question I asked and then giggled a little. I'd giggle too.
* Governor Perdue wants to get the Voting Rights Act out of our reapportionment. Hmmm. I'm going to save my thoughts on this until later.
* Leadership Series....they're going to talk transportation. Bathroom break.
* WHOOPS! I almost missed the HIV-AIDS testing bill. I still haven't had my question answered. What is done with the results? Doesn't matter since their still is no funding.
* Here we go with the Obama resolution. Rep. Rashad Taylor is using the stimulating that as he put it "was spent before we got it" to twist the knife. "You can't spell earmark without R". SNAP!
* Now here's Robert Brown. It's his latest famous speech. This time he's using the resolution honoring China Day to compare and contrast the Obama resolution. The knife twists further. Will the Republicans ever find its way out of this painted-in corner.
* Stacheless Phil Gingrey visited the House. He confuses attainder with remainder. He's talking about the AIG bonus tax thing. You know why we have to hear these ramblings in the House? Because the Senate uses the word for the day. (Psssst, go back to the top if you need a reminder)
* Another day done. Thank all that's holy. 5 to go. That's a wrap.