Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm Just a Bill--I'm Only A Bill

This is some good news: The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House, and it looks like Obama, not Busehie will be signing the bills into law. From the NY Times:

"The House passed two related bills on Friday. One, approved 247 to 171, would give workers more time to file lawsuits claiming job discrimination.
The bill would overturn a 2007 decision by the Supreme Court that enforced a strict 180-day deadline, thwarting a lawsuit by Lilly M. Ledbetter, a longtime supervisor at the Goodyear tire plant in Gadsden, Ala. Three Republicans voted for the bill.The other bill — passed 256 to 163, with support from 10 Republicans — would make it easier for women to prove violations of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which generally requires equal pay for equal work. President Bush threatened to veto both bills, saying they would “invite a surge of litigation” and “impose a tremendous burden on employers.” Congress will not give him the opportunity."

Wow. It's 2009 and the wimins might finally get a start on a fair shake.

More good news: I knew I liked that Obama guy. It seems "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" might be going bye bye.

On the other hand, Israel and Hamas are ignoring the U.N. Resolution that calls for a cease fire.

On the other hand from that: JOYOUS HOLY HELL: Bush has 10 days left in office. Let us have a party!

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