One of the reasons bad laws get passed. You'd think lawmakers would at least read what they are voting on. And it is both parties that do it. (from Alan Korwins Page 9 newsletter) 100-Hour Delusion --The lamestream media told you: The newly ethical Congress under Democrat rule will implement fairness and bipartisan cooperation with a slew of new laws in a mere 100 hours after Congress opens, the lamestream media reported with a straight face. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: The first House bill, HR1, to change the conduct of the Iraq war based on a recent study commission, is 279 pages of intense legalese, which has been in development for months by teams of unelected specialists. <FONT size=3><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comDespite cries of ethics reform, legislators are not expected to read the bill, suggest changes, make deletions or influence the process -- just to vote the party line as they are told and pass the thing, which they have now done. Dozens of freshman legislators, all spiffed up and eager to get to serious work, were disappointed to learn they would do nothing more than vote as they are told on the new bill. According to experts, the bill is too complex for most Americans to understand, even if they attempted to read it in the few hours before passage. The table of contents alone has more than 1,000 words. Among the interesting parts are Sec. 7114, the International Arab And Muslim Youth Opportunity Fund, and Assistance To Enhance Modern Educational Programs. "News" reports failed to mention the fixed nature of the gigantic bill, or its contents, for reasons, which remain unclear. It is not known if reporters attempted to read the bill before reporting on it.