Why read a billion-dollar bill? Colo. lawmaker advises flipping a coin instead

https://twitter.com/stephiegal/status/315172747695251456

Earlier this month, State Sen. Evie Hudak told rape survivor Amanda Collins that a gun wouldn’t have helped her because “the stats were not in [her] favor.” Evidently, she wasn’t through spouting nonsense. When her Republican colleague, Sen. Owen Hill, expressed an interest in, you know, reading an education funding bill that is coupled with a billion-dollar tax increase before casting his vote, Hudak responded like so:

Nancy Pelosi must be so proud.

Reading and thinking are hard. Maybe we should all save ourselves the energy and resort to flipping coins.

Wow, that is easy!

  • CatHerder

    Senator? Senator Hudak?

    YOU”RE FIRED!!

    • Ariadnea

      Fire all legislators, bureaucrats, and politicians, people do not need them, as she just said, flipping coins is all it takes. What’s the point of paying for the most expensive and destructive coin flippers (Democrats) in the world?

    • Ariadnea

      Fire all legislators, bureaucrats, and politicians, people do not need them, as she just said, flipping coins is all it takes. What’s the point of paying for the most expensive and destructive coin flippers (Democrats) in the world?

    • Frank Drebin

      Looks like there’s a meeting tonight to discuss how to make that happen.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recall-Colorado-State-Senator-Evie-Hudak/348832865225981

    • mitchrapp

      She is going to be fired. She voted for ALL the anti 2nd Amendment bills
      just passed in CO. A recall petition is being prepared now. It needs to
      be approved by Sec of State, and then we are hitting the streets for
      signatures. If you are in CO and anywhere near District 19 (Arvada and
      Westminster), we could sure use all the help we can get with the
      petitions. Get active and help collect those signatures so we can at
      least. And if you are in District 19, make sure you sign a petition!

      https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoAccountability?ref=stream

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recall-Colorado-State-Senator-Evie-Hudak/348832865225981?ref=stream

      http://www.recallhudak.com/index.html

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Recall the democrats and take back your state!

        Then defeat Hickenlooper in 2014!

  • Republicanvet

    Maybe we citizens should just flip coins and get rid of the nitwit politicians who are not doing their job.

  • independentjones

    Because “What difference, at this point, does (reading) it even make?”

  • $45065723

    Say for the sake of argument, 50% of the legislature is progressive, 30% conservative and 20% RINO, I’d prefer that they flip coins…

    • Garth Haycock

      Not a bad idea, however if that is the makeup of the state legislature, they’d keep flipping the coin until they got the result they wanted.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Sen. EVIL Hudak (D-Colorado)

  • Mister A

    Heads, socialism. Tails… ah whatever. Just pass for now, then vote yes later.

  • RightThinking1

    The absolute, unmitigated hubris is just…, well, it surpasses imagination. Not surprising, of course, given the way that Obamacare was passed in the U.S. Congress.

  • RightThinking1

    The absolute, unmitigated hubris is just…, well, it surpasses imagination. Not surprising, of course, given the way that Obamacare was passed in the U.S. Congress.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    When are we going to just say,

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people
    to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,
    and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal
    station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a
    decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should
    declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    Let me flip a coin, because at this point, what difference does it make?

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    When are we going to just say,

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people
    to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,
    and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal
    station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a
    decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should
    declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    Let me flip a coin, because at this point, what difference does it make?

  • 1972patriot

    i can’t stand a progressive pig as much as the next, but in all fairness, was this not a straw poll? Is there a reason that I am missing that would lead this guy to not wanna vote one way or another.

    • R0nin

      You misunderstand. The straw poll was to see if they should just rush it through with a vote. Obviously the show of hands (which was the straw poll) gave her the chance to go to the vote, even though they hadn’t examined/discussed the bill much.
      They THEN proceeded to the actual vote- that’s what the roll-call was.
      Sen. Hill didn’t want to vote without actually knowing what the ramifications would be. But the Dems were only interested in pushing through their agenda.

      • 1972patriot

        Thank you for the clarification.

  • 1972patriot

    i can’t stand a progressive pig as much as the next, but in all fairness, was this not a straw poll? Is there a reason that I am missing that would lead this guy to not wanna vote one way or another.

  • RblDiver

    Yet another one who wants to pass a bill to find out what’s in it.

  • RblDiver

    Yet another one who wants to pass a bill to find out what’s in it.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I wish I could try this with paying my taxes this year….heads I pay, tails I take the first vacation I have had in 15 years….that would be GREAT!!

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I wish I could try this with paying my taxes this year….heads I pay, tails I take the first vacation I have had in 15 years….that would be GREAT!!

  • R0nin

    This woman (I use that term only because it’s _technically_ accurate) is a perfect example of a corrupt politician. She’s forgotten who she serves and what her role in our political system is supposed to be, and instead subverts that system to advance her own agenda. The hubris and condescension is sickening.

    • beebop1952

      The damn coin is probably BORROWED.

  • GaryTheBrave

    The ease with which the Dems have devalued our money makes our coins useful only for flipping them off.

  • SDN

    And the Batman franchise will be calling: they want Two-Face back.

  • JR48

    Hubris. We can do whatever we want and will. And then did. Don’t even have to pretend to be professional, let alone cover the basics in civility.

    Colorado voters are idiots if this is acceptable. I don’t just mean the comment, I mean the entire attitude. That’s how 1000 pages of new law and regs and a billion dollars of your tax money was spent. A matter of seconds. They wrote it and passed it. Don’t even have to inform the other elected officials in government, just ram it through. Those folks are irrelevant, they’re outnumbered, eh. Does the public even know what’s in it and what they’re paying for? No matter, they’re sheep. They get to just live with it and pay the bill.

    How dare anyone question this woman. She’s large in charge and knows everything from how education should run to whether or not a lone rape victim had the ability to save herself.

    She’s a god, I tell you.

    .

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Unbelievable

  • Peyton

    You have to “flip a coin to find out what’s in it.” Nancy Pelosi would be proud.

  • Mapache

    You won’t know what it in it until you pass it!

  • http://CoinCollectionWorld.com/ Ed Smith

    Good advice.