Thursday, February 14, 2008

Your Congress At Work

Here is a short list of some of the major problems facing America today:

1. Quality, affordable health care.
2. Illegal immigration.
3. War in Iraq.
4. Economy in the toilet.
5. Tax reform and repair or elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Here is what Congress worked on yesterday:

1. Berating Roger Clemens and his former trainer over the use of illegal steroids to enhance performance in major league baseball.

Am I the only person who finds this to be a disgraceful waste of the People's time?

Just thought I'd ask. After all, we're paying these people $169,300 per year (which, for the record, is considerably more than Agnes and I make together).

I'd write more, but I'm too angry. I'll just leave things here for today, along with a wish for all my female readers that you'll continue to be my intellectual Valentines. Mike, John, noisims, zero_zero_one, Anonymous, and all you other guys, here's a hearty, virtual Valentine's handshake. Treat your ladies well today.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

6 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

We do have an odd sense of what's important in this country don't we?

Happy V-day :)

Amanda said...

Y'know what?! I didn't even realise it was Valentine's Day until I logged on this evening.

Happy Valentine's day to you and Agnes.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

This one, and the Berkeley one below show some weird things are going on.

Mike said...

Have some valentine alcohol for me. I'll have some for you.

Alex said...

You aren't the only one. I'm having a hard time thinking about how drug use in professional sports is a legislative matter. If anything, shouldn't it be a police matter?

Serina Hope said...

You are so right about this. It is just crazy. I hope that you and Agnes had a wonderful Valentine...maybe with a bit of dancing.