Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Lest we forget

Sure looks like fun, huh? Just asking

Sometimes the Repugs do someting right.
Notorious internment camps where Japanese-Americans were kept behind barbed wire during World War II will be preserved as stark reminders of how the United States turned on some of its citizens in a time of fear.

As one of its last acts, the Republican-led Congress on Tuesday sent
President Bush legislation establishing a $38 million program of National Park Service grants to restore and pay for research at 10 camps where the government sent people of Japanese descent after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I have no idea why this would take $38 million. They want gold toilet seats?

Be that as it may, the idea we have to preserve such sites so people won't forget the atrocities is laudable.

In that same article.
On another issue, the House postponed a showdown vote on opening 8 million more acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. Supporters were worried about achieving the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass the measure under rules allowing little debate. They said they might make another attempt before week's end using different rules that allow broader debate but require only a simple majority.

Chalk one up for sanity. All oil all the time isn't what we need.

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