Friday, April 25, 2008

Kansas: Coal Plants, Maybe; Machine Guns, Yes

We're not asking for a jukebox or a pizza oven!
Captain Sloan:
Oh, I can let you have one of those.
Henry Blake:
No kidding! That would be great on movie nights! You got any of those pizza requisition forms?
Captain Sloan:
Oh, just use one of those standard S-1798s and write in "pizza" where it says "machine gun."
-M*A*S*H, episode 12, season 2 "The Incubator"

Kansas coal dispute seen as important for national policy
Smaller coal plant deal offered to Sebelius
Sebelius must not knuckle under to bad coal plant compromise

House Clears Way For Kansans To Own Machine Guns

Sebelius signs machine gun bill

To quote Maril Hazlett at the CEP blog:
...Reactions to the compromise range, naturally, from “what do you mean, this offer represents a compromise?” to “maybe this is as good as we can get.” One thing the reactions all have in common is “wow I am so tired of this mess.”