Author Topic: Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker  (Read 1266 times)

Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:26:28 PM »
The Center for Inquiry recently developed a bill tracker that allows you to see all the bills currently in the House and Senate that CFI has flagged as important. It's pretty nifty, check it out:

http://http://www.centerforinquiry.net/opp/opp_work/category/bills/
"And, tricked by our own early dream
And need of solace, we grew self-deceived,
Our making soon our maker did we deem,
And what we had imagined we believed."
- Thomas Hardy

Offline Colanth

Re: Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 10:50:20 PM »
"A resolution calling for the protections of religious minority rights and freedoms in the Arab world"  That'll sure show them.

"A resolution expressing support for prayer at school board meetings"  Nothing regarding religion in that one.

"Abortion Provider Prohibition Act"  Misnamed - that's the Eliminate Planned Parenthood act.

"Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2013"  The Eliminate All Abortions act of 2013.

"Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act"  The Eliminate Abortion Clinics act.

"Hyde Amendment Codification Act"  The Eliminate Abortion Coverage by Insurance Companies act.

Lots of good bills in there ... if anyone needs tinder for a fire.
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Re: Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 07:42:07 AM »
It's nice to be able to see all the bullshit bills people try to run through Congress as well as the sponsors of said bills!
"And, tricked by our own early dream
And need of solace, we grew self-deceived,
Our making soon our maker did we deem,
And what we had imagined we believed."
- Thomas Hardy

Offline SGOS

Re: Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 08:08:19 AM »
I like the way they name bills to sound the opposite of what they actually are.

Offline Colanth

Re: Center for Inquiry's Bill Tracker
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 05:47:31 PM »
Quote from: "SGOS"
I like the way they name bills to sound the opposite of what they actually are.
That's one of the ways demagoguery works - tell the people something that they'll be for, regardless of what you actually want to do.  Cleon did it more than 400 years before the Christian era.  It worked then and it still works now.
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.