This morning as part of my ongoing quest to once again attain Lexis-Nexis elite member status I did the 10 point "You Decide Fact or Fiction" research exercise. In the course of this point-grubbing I was delighted to find another legal research gem. My all-time favorite legal research tidbit is the Circuit Court judge quoting Ludacris but this is a close second.
Earlier this year, the Idaho House of Representatives passed a Resolution "commending Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for the production of the movie "Napoleon Dynamite." Further research revealed that the Idaho State Senate also passed the resolution. Some of the best findings of the Legislature were:
WHEREAS, the friendship between Napoleon and Pedro has furthered multiethnic relationships;
WHEREAS, Rico and Kip's Tupperware sales and Deb's keychains and glamour shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho's small towns;
WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships; and...
WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's most famous export.
While all of these findings are quite hilarious, the best part of the resolution was the section that warned any naysaying members of the House of Representatives or the Senate "run the risk of having the 'Worst Day of Their Lives!; and are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!"
Unsurprisingly, given these fighting words, the resolution passed the House unanimously with one absent member.