June 18, 2008

I guess this kills all my web-based monkey store plans...

Let it not be said that Congress doesn't understand the needs and concerns of everyday Americans.  With the price of fuel reaching record highs, the House of Representatives has finally taken some decisive action...to ban the interstate sale of pet monkeys:

House members on Tuesday turned a debate on a low-profile bill on pet monkeys into another round in the debate over how to address the price of gasoline.

The bill (HR 2964) would ban the interstate sale or trade of monkeys, chimpanzees and other non-human primates. The House passed it, 302-96, but not before GOP lawmakers argued that the Democratic majority had misplaced priorities.

Not only did Republicans think the bill was unnecessary, but they said floor time would be better spent discussing how to lower gas prices.

“Maybe we should actually spend more time with human primate energy issues, rather than the non-human primate non-issue,” said Rob Bishop, R-Utah. Other GOP lawmakers made similar comments.
The bill had the support of 96 Republicans, including new conservative standard-bearer Rep. Tom Davis (Va.), kleptocrat Rep. Don Young (Ak.), and NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Cole. 

Remember back in 2002-2003 when people were talking about a permanent Republican majority?  Ahhh, those were the days. 

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