Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fired Up

My friend Los has been blogging a bit about some sports stuff lately, namely the big report about steriod use that is saturating the air waves. I commented on one of his recent posts, but as I sit here watching the nightly news I realize my frustration is at a rolling boil, and I wanna get this out of my system before I start head-butting my TV. The reporter on TV right now is talking about these steroid hearings ... again.

This is the bug up my arse (and I'm gonna capitalize it because that's how much it pisses me off):

WHY THE F&^% IS CONGRESS WORRYING ABOUT A BUNCH OF GUYS WHO POPPED STEROIDS 20 YEARS AGO? Even if it was only 20 minutes ago, why is this a concern of our Legislators? Why are there hearings? Who cares if they took the pills or not? And who cares if they lie about it?

Yeah yeah yeah .... bad role models, unhealthy, cheating, kids might do it, whatever. Who is running our Congress ... Inside Edition? Do they prioritize on the FIFO (first in, first out) method, or do they just talk about whatever they think is most fun to talk about? I can't figure out why this has made the top of the hit parade, but I think some re-prioritization is desparately needed. If there were nothing else happening around the country these days, then maybe this would be worthy of some time and ink. However ......

What about the ~50 million people with no health insurance? What about the people who are losing their homes because of soaring interest rates and mortgage companies that are barely afloat? What about the men and women in our military -- is Congress working to help them achieve whatever the goal is so they can come home? What about the fact that there are people raping our Welfare system while the rest of us are working our asses off to support them? What about all of the baby boomers who are going to retire over the course of the next 5-10 years and drain the money out of Social Security? What will these Congress-people tell everyone who retires after them when there's no money for social security and no savings (because everybody needed it to make their mortgage and gas bill payments) -- um, we thought a big fat baseball player's steroid problem 20 years ago was more important than the future of everyone else in our country? We wanted to talk about your health, home, education, safety and future .... but we didn't get to it because we were busy holding Barry Bonds accountable.

Who the hell are these clowns? If I were as bad at my job, I'd be fired ... and rightly so. I'm telling you, it makes me so mad every time I hear about the Congressional Steroid hearings, I wanna march my disco bubbles right up to Capitol Hill and give them a piece of my mind. Remember my dumb post about the movie Dave? Well, I still think it's true. The Hollywood writers who wrote that movie and can't get fully compensated for their work are a helluva lot smarter than the Legislators making decisions about our country and our future. If I thought I could take all the ass-kissing and boring clothing in Washington, I'd vote for myself in the next congressional election.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Can I get an Amen?

Sandi said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.

schue said...

BUBBLES FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!
There would be peace,financial security and sparkles for all!!!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Well said! I would definitely vote for you if I could (different countries - such pesky little rules...). Perhaps your guvment is concerned about being eclipsed by the whole Britney thing. Get in and buckle up - you know where this handbasket's heading!

Los said...

I hear ya, Babs - the main reason congress is so involved about this is that they gave baseball the right to be a monopoly years and years ago (I think it is the only such proclamation in our country's history).

The reason it makes such big news is because the other real news doesn't sell for some reason. It's sad.

Also, congress loves to deal with issues like this, because these issues aren't as "gray" as other issues in our society. Most people feel steroids shouldn't be used in sports ... a safe fight for the government (and it makes them look good in the eyes of some important voters).

Lisa said...

Los - If our Congressmen don't have the gumption to deal with grey issues they oughta get outta the way. Ignoring them to deal with the easy stuff is probably not a good answer ... somebody's gotta have a big enough brain to handle the job. I understand what you're saying, but it still pisses me off. If Congress declared baseball a legal monopoly years ago, it sounds like they have a long-standing history of screwed up perspective and sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.

Doreen said...

Wow, i couldn't have said it better myself. You got my vote.