Suprise, surprise. Republican senator Jim Bunning was absent. (hope he had a good excuse!) Goodbye, freedom...it was nice knowin' ya. Goodbye, disposable income...I hardly knew ya. Hey, now that the government is in control of my healthcare...are they going to plan my menus? Tell me what vitamins to take? And can I chip in a bit extra for a headstone for the babies my money will murder? I've never been as disgusted with my leaders as I am now. I cannot remember a time I was less proud of my country than right now. If there were a Pledge of Allegiance, I doubt I could recite it. I would first have to make it past tense..."And to the republic for which it stood." There are some scumbags that oughta be in jail this morning.