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It's Schoolhouse Rocky, a chip off the block of your favorite Schoolhouse, Schoolhouse Rock!

With apologize to the great Dave Frishberg:

I’m just a bill
Yes, I’m only a bill
And if they vote for me on Capitol Hill
Well, then I’m off to the White House
Where I’ll wait in a line
With a lot of other bills
For the president to sign
And if he signs me, then I’ll be a law.
How I hope and pray that he will,
But today I am still just a bill.

Boy: You mean even if the whole Congress says you should be a law, the president can still say no?

Bill: Yes, that’s called a veto. If the President vetoes me, I have to go back to Congress and they vote on me again, and by that time you’re so old...

Boy: Say, Bill, you look a little different now than you did back on the Hill.

Bill: I do?

Boy: Yeah, you’re a lot shorter!

Bill: Ah, shit. I told them not to stuff all that corn in me. Now my seams popped, a whole title fell out, and I don’t even pass constitutional muster.

But how I hope and I pray that I will,
But today I am still just a bill.

Congressman: There was a clerical error, Bill! Now you have to go back to the Hill and start over!

Bill: Oh no!!!

Congressman: Don’t worry, Bill, we’ve got a veto-proof supermajority. Now hold still while I cram some more corn up your ass.

Boy: Look over there, somebody’s cheating at football!

Bill: Owwwwww!

Well, I suppose I should apologize to Gentle Readers, too.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,


Would you look at that sad little scrap of paper over there?

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