SHELBYVILLE, TN – Nephew Eugene happened into Pope’s Cafe late this afternoon.
They have the best home made pies this side of the Mississippi River, and Eugene loves him some fresh chocolate pie.
The place was really quiet.
Wallinda with her tinted hair was down at one end of the place, and even she was quiet, and Wallinda is never quiet.
Eugene listened to their low level hushed tones, and after a while concluded that something bad had happened up in Washington, DC that had them all upset.
One said he had done exactly what the Queen of Memphis, Latiffa, who specializes in Tweets and Retweets said to do, but this time what Latiffa suggested didn’t work. Apparently, Latiffa is good on Thunderclaps, but not so good on Senate Committe Mark-Up strategy.
Lorena who has waited tables for years in Pope’s said she was waiting for one of the Howard boys to come in and explain things to her. She said they never did tip worth a darn, but they would usually talk a lot of talk and act like they knew what they were saying was right even if they didn’t.
Lorena said she heard that Celebration Chairman David L. Howard had gone back out to Canyon Ranch to get away from all the Trainer BOYZ telephone calls.
Then a blustery guy named Beezle came through the door, and he looked like he had lost his best friend.
Another lady named LuLu who has shown sore Big Lick horses since she was 17 and now she’s about 85 said,
“Does this mean we are finished or do we still have a chance?”
Another person said what happened was the Washington Senators just combined everything together, and all of sudden he heard a bunch of “YAYS” and no one voted against it. Another one wanted to know if Lamar Alexander had come to the Floor to try and trump the PAST ACT.
Beezle tried to explain the PAST ACT had 51 Senators, Democrats and Republicans, all for it, and Alexander didn’t have anybody but himself and Mitch McConnell who was bought and paid for and Rand Paul who is a lost ball in the high weeds, and some guy from Georgia who was anybody’s dog that Priscilla Presley wanted to hunt.
Wallinda reported in that the PopVox vote was improving and now the PAST ACT was only ahead by 56% to 44%. \
The Shelbyville NOW Poll done a week ago had the PAST ACT beating the Blackburn Bill by 78% to 23%.
Beezle was questioned at length about what his brother Boab had to say on what happened in Washington today.
Boab: “Hardly any debate or anything was heard in the committee meeting today for the mark up for the PAST Act. My understanding of mark up is members of the committee can add too or take some away from the law before it is considered by another body. My question is, does this return back to a quorum of the committee for a full vote, or return to the Senate floor for a reassignment. The path of these bills is often confusing. I did read where Committee Chairman Rockafeller changed something. I will get a copy and see.”
Beezle tried to explain to Brother Boab that when a Bill is approved and passed by a Senate Committee that it can then be taken up on the Floor or attached to another Bill and be passed by the Senate.
Beezle told Boab that the Lickers were on extremely thin ice.
Boab still didn’t understand what Beezle was telling him which is about the way things usually go when they talk.
Beeze got a call from Brentwood from somebody named “UR” Smith.
“UR” said he couldn’t explain things, and he sure was worried that his senior citizen side kick from Triune had gotten him off into something that was a whole lot different than what he thought it would be.
Nephew Eugene asked Beezle if he believe “The Map” might actually be a Predictor of how things were going to go on the PAST ACT becoming Law, and Beezle just started unintelligibly mumbling to himself.
Nephew Eugene is worried about Beezle’s present state of mind.