Several years ago, a Will Rogers kind of guy wrote an occasional editorial column for the Salisbury Post. Oftentimes, he would refer to the honorables, as in our state legislators. Were he around today, he would surely get a kick out of this.
Just yesterday, there was an article on Drudge about our state legislature, which is working ever so diligently to finish its session. I thought that was kinda cool, so I clicked on it and was taken to an article in the Greensboro News- Record, one of my favorite newspapers. And such a great article it was, if one likes legislative humor. The title was ” Clothesline bill hung out to dry.” Great job , staff writer Mark Binker. It gets better though. The bill has passed the House by 100-14. However the Senate Commerce Committee rejected the bill Rep Pricey Harrison, Greensboro Democrat.
But there was a bit of fun before the bill died. Her bill was aimed at a total ban by cities and counties on clotheslines. The discussion soon degenerated into talk of which legislator might hang their underwear on a clothesline . Even an appeal to the holy grail of energy savings proved futile at stemming the tide. The bill must now wait until 2011.
They had better be careful. If algore gets word of this, there could be a serious problem. But for now, the solar powered clothes dryer will just try to hang on.