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This is what keeps me awake at night???

Who needs sleep? (well you’re never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep? (tell me what’s that for)
Who needs sleep? (be happy with what you’re getting,
There’s a guy who’s been awake since the second world war)

-- words and music by Steven Page & Ed Robertson

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Not as Smart as We Think

In the recently-enacted Colorado workplace smoking ban, there were a small number of exceptions, including the state's casinos. But it seems that the law includes a (previously undisclosed) statement that casino workers can request a smoke-free work area. My rant today is not about smoking bans, casinos, or exceptions, but about our wonderful political system.

Colorado State Rep. Jim Sullivan, who pushed to include the casino exception, apparently had no clue that this so-called loophole existed. According to Sullivan, "we're not as smart as we think we are."

Rep. Sullivan has just admitted his own incompetence and failure to do the job he was elected to do. Is it too much to ask that our lawmakers at least read the bills they are voting on?

In fact, there should be a law. If someone votes for a law they should be required to read it first. If not, they should be held liable in court for any consequences of the law.

Wait a minute, these people are already responsible -- we get to vote them out of office. Well, I guess that would require that us voters actually read the news. So, our politicians are safe.

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