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29 September 2008

We Are Under Martial Law! As Declared By The Speaker Last Night! Rep Burgess Does anybody have an idea what the heck this Representative is talking about with the Martial Law thing? yikes. And such an interesting comment about put the bailout bill up on the internet. Good idea? Any thoughts on this?
Adding this oops to lighten it up a little.
posted by nickyskye 29 September | 21:04
ah, cortex posted about putting the bill up on the web etc. need to go read that yards long thread and links.
posted by nickyskye 29 September | 21:21
Things crashing into the water? OK.

Yeah, so what's that martial law thing about? Is it real?
posted by DarkForest 29 September | 21:24
It's Congressional martial law, as opposed to the military version.

Military, from the Wiki: Martial law is the system when military takes control of the normal administration of justice.

Congressional: a summation I found: Today a Congressional Martial Law was declared in order to push the Senate bill for the $700 Billion dollar bailout through Congress, announced by Texas Representative Michael Burgess on C-Span. Tomorrow, Congress will have to vote yes or no on a bill that they will not be able to review or discuss.
A YouTube link, explaining what it's all about in plain language.

So, no troops in the streets/curfews/curtailing of civil liberties, just people in the government trying to force this bill through to get the seven hundred billion dollar thing made real.
posted by Zack_Replica 29 September | 21:45
Man, our economy is going down faster than a Thai hooker.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
posted by hellojed 30 September | 00:21
Zack_Replica, thank you *so* much for that clear, practical and understandable reply. It's sincerely appreciated.
posted by nickyskye 30 September | 06:56
You're welcome!
posted by Zack_Replica 30 September | 09:08
Now, see, the Thai hooker I had was caught up in endless bipartisan bickering and then tried to bail for some national holiday, but NOT before she had already taken my 200 bucks.

I found out later that she had also taken all of the other 200 buckses that my fraternity brothers had cadged together, and let me tell you, we were not amused.

So we wrote a letter to our local Thai Hooker Representative, and she got hella spooked, but that only made her more reticent when the vote came down to Go Down, as it were.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 30 September | 09:15
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