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Intro to American Government For Dummies Part 1: How A Bill Becomes a Law

I wrote this over at the Cracked.com forums and just remembered it now.  It is an accurate and factual representation of the inner workings of the U.S. federal legislative branch.  I hope it isn’t too dry.


How A Bill Becomes a Law

1. Introduction

The United States Congress has two houses, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.  These are actually groups of people, not literal houses, differing from governments you may familiar with, such as Canada or France, where two large inanimate buildings make all the legislative decisions.  A bill can be introduced in either house.

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A Confession by a Tool of the Establishment

I have to come clean. After being challenged by brave, vigilant freethinkers to “WAKE UP, SHEEPLE” and being confronted with thought-provoking questions like “HOW do u SLEEP AT NITE when u NO the TRUTH about 911 but contenue to perpatrate the LIE” I see no way out but to confess. Yes, I have been paid off by the government to perpetrate its lies and quash new ideas that we are afraid of.

I’m probably going to keep doing it because the money’s pretty good, but you guys deserve to know the truth.

Here is how it all went down.

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How To Write A Science Cop Show

There is a wide range of science cop shows on TV these days, like CSI, CSI: New York, CSI: Miami, CSI: Ancient Egypt, and CSI in Space, just to name a few. Even regular cop shows like to put what I think of as “science croutons” in each week’s hour of “cop salad”, to make them look smart and high tech.

You might think you have to be smart to write a science cop show, maybe even be a scientist who understands science, but no. All you need is a real “can do” attitude and a great big smile.

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Let’s Speak Out Against Cancer

I don’t normally like to court controversy and I usually keep my political views to myself, but there I feel it’s time for me to find the courage to make a public stand about an important issue: cancer. I am against it.

I realize I am going to take a lot of heat for this courageous stance, but I’m not going to be bullied any more by the powerful pro-cancer lobby and I’m not going to be intimidated by angry tumors. For years, we have been much too soft on cancer, allowing it into our schools, our homes, and our friends and relatives.

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Marketing to the Female Gamer

It’s time for the video game industry to ask itself some tough questions about the female market. Why don’t more women play video games? Is it because, due to their flawed feminine nature, they prefer to play mind games instead? While it is inarguably fun to ruin the lives of those close to you or drive men to the brink of madness, I believe women can have just as much fun manipulating and tormenting virtual humans. As females make up 50% of any given country’s population (except in China), this is a market that developers can no longer afford to ignore. It’s time to figure out why women aren’t buying games.

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