Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Web-surfing on Neb. senate floor gets OK

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- State senators will soon be able to surf the Internet on the floor of the legislative chamber.

The new right doesn't come without some restrictions. A policy adopted by the Legislature's Executive Board on a 5-2 vote Monday forbids any use of sound or viewing of video on the computers in the chamber. Nor can the computers be used for personal or financial gain.

"No porn channels then?" Sen. Jim Cudaback jokingly asked.

"We wouldn't recommend porn channels," replied Sen. Chris Beutler. [...]

I predict a new crop of bloggers.

[Sen. Ernie] Chambers and Sen. Gene Tyson voted against giving senators access to cyberspace in the legislative chamber.

"I don't see the point," Tyson said. Senators should be focused on debate and having Internet access could be a distraction, he said.

Then again, if Nebraska is anything like Alabama, having the good gentlemen of the Senate distracted from passing more legislation might be a good thing. Blog on.

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