Saturday, May 5, 2007

Michigan Needs an Official State Amphibian! (Or, How State Legislators Fill Their Empty Hours)

Jeepers, Creepers! We love the Michigan Peepers!

Looking at the recent bill and resolutions introduced would suggest we have too much time on our hands...
Introduced 2007 House Bill 4703 (Designate peeper as official state amphibian) to establish in law that henceforth the northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) shall be designated as the official State of Michigan amphibian. Note: At present, Michigan does not have an official state amphibian, or an official state insect. Past bills have proposed designating the marbled salamander as the official state amphibian and the monarch butterfly as the official state insect. Michigan does have an official state reptile, which is the painted turtle. See also House Bill 4704, which would designate apple cider as the official state beverage.

Introduced 2007 House Bill 4704 (Declare apple cider the official state beverage ) to establish in law that henceforth apple cider shall be designated as the official State of Michigan beverage. Note: At present, Michigan does not have an official state beverage. Past bills have proposed designating milk as the official state beverage.

Introduced 2007 House Bill 4626 (Repeal “disproportional/detrimental” gender work assignment law ) to repeal the provision of the law prohibiting paying females less than males for the same job which also prohibits assigning tasks to a female that are “disproportionate to her strength, or detrimental to her morals, her health or potential capacity for motherhood.” See also House Bill 4625.

Stop us! Make the legislature part time. Then maybe we will take care of the real business of the people of Michigan, like cutting government, balancing the budget WITHOUT raising taxes...

1 comment:

oldsalt said...

Astonishing! What an independent thinker this woman is! We should all take a lesson from this visionary as to what is really important.

The lesson would be that we need to realize the vapid, ludicrous, irrelevant legislation being pushed by some of our elected servants. Whoever sent this woman out to waste our government's time with this drivel ought to be slapped. Who's first? Raise your hands - or would you rather save the energy to pull a different lever in the voting booth next trip?