... and the legislature was a jazz funeral, the tempo would be picking up now from the dirge. Soon, the Second Line would form, parasols waving, and shortly the trombones would wail, "Didn't they ramble?"
Spirits are lifting as the legislature removes a few corpses in its final hours. (I think the late and sainted Ebbie Whitten would give me a D- on this extended metaphor. Sorry, Ebbie.)
Still, there's good news to report:
The House Judiciary Committee beat the pro-assault weapon resolution again. You'd think even the gun nuts would think a forced expression of love for semi-automatic weapons was a little ill-timed following recent gun slaughters.
Sen. Gilbert Baker's "Tim Tebow" bill to allow home schoolers to play on public school football teams and other fun stuff -- the cafeteria approach to public education -- was sent off to interim committee.
And that Marked Tree legislator failed again in attempted to win a consolidation exemption for the Weiner school district, which thinks it should be exempt, well, just because. John Williams reports here.