The above title is my attempt to increase traffic from gay porn searches. There is a grand skirmish in the Democratic Party, as tree-hugging nudist Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Californication) pushes out John Dingell (D-General Motors) to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
You may remember Waxman from the series of lonely unrequited letters about torture, CIA leaks, fake Niger uranium, etc. he sent to President Bush when the Democrats were in the minority.
Waxman's leadership indicates a huge change for the Committee, namely that large portions of environmental and energy policy should be dictated by the state with the most stringent rules on auto emissions and gas mileage (and most cars and miles of freeway), rather than a state beholden to an industry bent on thwarting those changes.
This upends the traditional seniority system for House committee chairmanships.
"Seniority is important, but it should not be a grant of property rights to be chairman for three decades or more," Waxman said after emerging from the caucus meeting.
Committee chairs will now be selected based on contests including best mustache and shiniest head.
Tags: Address The Mess, California, Environment, Henry Waxman, House of Representatives, John Dingell, Michigan
New Yorkers came together to Address the Mess on Tuesday by voting overwhelmingly — 62% to 37 % — in favor of starting fresh come January 20th.
Now, New Yorkers can Address that other Mess (you know, the planet) this Sunday in NYC…
Come out on Sunday, November 9th, from 10am-4pm as Address the Mess takes over the WEST part of Union Square between E 15 & E 16th Street (cars enter on E 16th Street). With the support of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and Con Edison, Address the Mess plans to raise awareness around this environmental crisis as well as collect all the unnecessary e-ware gathering dust in your homes.
Did we mention that by coming to this event you have the chance to win two front row tickets to Brian Regan's performance at the New York Comedy Festival?
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We've had some lovely hand raising questions in previous Republican debates such as this one:
But apparently today there will be no hand raising. A question was asked regarding whether the candidates believe or do not believe that humans contribute to global warming. Before anyone had a chance to answer, Fred Thompson bravely led the charge: "I won't be doing any of that hand stuff today." Applause.
What do we learn? Republicans hate raising hands.
Tags: Address The Mess, Fred Thompson, Liveblog, Republicans