Notice the quotes? They’re so NOT fucking representing ME.
True story, you guys; I can’t make this shit up:
My husband and I were driving to work this morning, listening to NHPR, when a story came on about some of the issues being heard today in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives. We were both so surprised by the story that we immediately called one another to make sure we’d heard correctly.
Aside from the fact that the timing seems strange – why are hearings being held on our primary day? – are we to understand that there are bills being presented that would prohibit public employees from wearing perfume? That legislative time is being spent deciding on a state firearm? That an effort is being made to designate an official Terri Schivo day in New Hampshire? That state prisoners should be put on a vegetarian diet? Really? These are the things that currently occupy our legislature?
I would like someone to explain to me – and to the rest of the state – exactly what these ridiculous exercises are supposed to accomplish. Are there genuinely elected adults in our legislature who honestly believe that these are pressing issues that require governmental intervention? Can someone make a reasoned, thoughtful case as to why the House of Representatives is spending their time on these issues? Are there really no other problems that the legislature can work toward solving that they have the time and the energy to devote to these ludicrous bills?
I am honestly interested in an answer to my questions; I am a constituent of the state who is asking for some accountability from my representatives who, as best I can tell, are emphatically not representing me.