Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 8 01:55:56 UTC 2010

The congressman's talent for prefabricated hen house language aside, I
got 41k raw googits for "will sunset," putting the search string in
quotes.  After scanning the first ten pages I would guess that maybe
30-40 percent were transitive or intransitive verbs meaning "terminat,


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> A California Congressman on CNN warns that without legislative attention
> important provisions of the Patriot Act will "sunset" later this year.  That
> means expire.
> He also observed sagely that "There usually is no smoking gun. That's
> why you have to connect the dots."
> JL
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