Friday Letters To Congress: DISSENT!

Congress was not in session this week. Interesting note: Congress votes on whether or not they should take time off and when they return. Last Friday they voted to take this week off. Imagine if you had that power with your co-workers. Granted I understand that the Congress Peoples need time away from The Hill to tend to their districts and other matters of a business nature. But the rub is, I have no way of knowing what my Congressman did during this time. So that was my letter this week to my Congressman. I asked for an accounting of his time this week, his minutes.

Also, I, and others, exercised our First Amendment Right:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I happened into it quite accidentally. My wife, Miranda Kopfschertzen had seen them on her way to class and called me and said that “my friends” were hanging out at the pier. And much like the cat, I because way curious and went over to see what was going on. And it turns out, they totally were “my friends.” So I joined in. But I didn’t have a picket sign made, so I was like the hockey player who dropped his stick during game play. I only had truth, sharp wit and jazz-hands as my weapons of democracy.

But I didn’t get arrested, so don’t come around to claim my surfboards just yet, Taube.


  1. Lordleiter on 24 February 2006 at 10:01 am

    Notice how the Innocent Bystanders applied “blur” to themselves when I took this picture so as not to be identified by The Man. Clever Bystanders. Also, if ever Dissenting wears you out and you need a pick me up, both Dukes and Chimayo are delicious, though a bit overpriced. No discounts offered to Dissenters.

  2. Taube on 3 March 2006 at 12:18 pm

    is the cowboy in that image the dude from american idol? if so…he definitely has my vote (5710 this week?). too bad i can’t read the signs those picketeers (just lightly different than MOUSEketeers) are holding. i bet they say things like “look at me, i’m a hippy!” cause lawd knows that’s who the Lord’s friends are…hippies…

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