IRL News: 6/23/09

June 23, 2009


  • The New York State Senate pulls an ASUC. The senate is currently deadlocked after two defections (and then a de-defection). Apparently the latest session involved the two parties “plotting” to get to the podium first so that they could hold the gavel. The Democrats won that round, because they snuck into the chamber from a back door and then locked it.

Then the Republicans came in through the normal door, and, having brought their own gavel, proceeded to ignore the Democrats and begin “passing bills”. The Democrats then started their own session and also began “passing bills”, despite neither side actually having a majority. The New York Times coverage is here; this reporter clearly finds the incident much less hilarious than the NPR reporter, thus confirming my impression of the NYT’s absolute humorlessness.


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