Toys from China

Well. I stepped out to get some lunch. When I left they were still on farm bill debate and Senator Allard (R-CO) was railing about some tax provisions. When I got back Senator Brown (D-OH) was talking about the safety of toys made in China. So, I am going to make the assumption that they are no longer debating the farm bill.

Update: The U.S. Senate is schizophrenic. After a brief break, they are back and Senator Barrasso (R-WY) is talking about the farm bill. He wants to offer an amendment to help sheep producers by providing more resources to develop new sheep vaccines and other drugs for sheep. Apparently the U.S. is far behind the rest of the world in sheep health care. I guess I believe him, primarily because that would not be the only area of health care in which the U.S. is behind the rest of the world.

Update 2: They are on break again. It's pretty clear that what is going on is that there is really no one in the Senate chambers, and Senators just come in when they have something they want to pontificate on.

Update 3: The C-Span announcer just said that the Senate could vote on the approval of Judge Mukasey for Attorney General and on an Iraq war spending bill, both before the end of tomorrow. That should leave all kinds of time for farm bill debate. If you want to check out now, and tune back in on Monday, you will probably discover that I will be on update #75 to this post, and not a damn thing will have happened yet.

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