Monday, May 30, 2005

Quorum

Quorum, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own way of having it. In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.

2005 Update: A parliamentary safeguard which forbids action until the number of participants insures inaction.

A SAFE, HAPPY AND THOUGHTFUL MEMORIAL DAY, EVERYONE

11 comments:

Comfort Addict said...

A cabal in legal clothing.

zydeco fish said...

Sounds like the Canadian parliament right now.

Doug said...

Comfort Addict and Zydeco: Yup and yup.

prying1 said...

The word 'Quorum' originated from a group of people that gathered with one purpose in mind and the secretary taking the minutes did not know how to spell quarrel.

Doug said...

Prying, I think you're joking but I'm not sure you're joking. Funny.

thordora said...

i've always loved Bierce, and now I love your site!

karma said...

it takes two to tango

Doug said...

Thordora, delightful of you to say. It's odd having a site to revere the irreverent but I hope it's fun for you.

Yes, Karma, and the Boca Del Lobo Tango Association can't dance without 3 members present.

Sera Strawbridge said...

thanks for visiting me =)

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Sorry I've been absent; Memorial Day Weekend was ridiculously busy for me.
I just finally found time to post on my OWN blog, let alone those of my friends, etc.

Anyway...

Quorum, n. A quantum quarrel.

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Doug said...

And thanks, ghost writer, for haunting me.

Gabriel, you have some catching up to do, young feller. Good start, though.