Seamus is awake now...the Senate had better get its act together.
The U.S. Senate had its first vote on a clean minimum wage increase yesterday, where it was narrowly defeated. It needed 60 votes to pass and got 54. That included all the Democrats present and five Republicans.
We are not amused. However, it's not over. They are continuing to consider the bill, although now there will be all kinds of efforts to load the bill with amendments, most of which will be bad.
Here's what you can do today: use the American Friends Service Committee's toll-free number and ask for your senators to support as "clean" (i.e. not loaded with gibberish) a bill as possible and one which will not harm low-wage workers.
The number is: 1-800-459-1887.
BUT AT LEAST THERE'S THIS: a virgin Komodo dragon reportedly gave birth yesterday.
I guess you can't have everything...
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE THE KOMODO DRAGON THING GOING, WHICH IS A PLUS