The Missouri Senate will remain in the dark ages for another year as an attempt to allow laptops on the Senate floor was withdrawn Monday:
Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, said he thought computers are not appropriate in the Senate because they could be used for non-Senate business.
"... I'd never use (a computer) in a bathtub where I'd electrocute myself, Senator, because there's a time and a place for everything," Nodler said during debate. "The bathtub is not the place for a computer and neither is the Senate chamber."
To dispel some rumors, these are things that Sen. Nodler did not say Monday:
-"Why not have a bathtub on the Senate floor. Now that we don't have laptops, there won't be any chance of being electrocuted?"
-"God bless our St.Louis Browns!"
-"We have to do something about these young people dancing the jitterbug and reading Mad Magazine."
-"We need strict constructionists on the Supreme Court. When you come right down to it, what was wrong with the Dred Scott decision?