Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day: Congress must die

The current Presidential campaign has rejuvenated my sense of optimism for the country. All of the remaining five candidates (yes, I’m counting Ron Paul) are smart, articulate, sincere people and each would be a major upgrade from what we’ve lived with the last seven years.

But I keep forgetting it’s about more than the Presidency. Our Congress is truly a collection of whores, egomaniacs and idiots, and the only proof you need is to watch the “hearings” on whether or not Roger Clemens took steroids.

We have a war, a recession, 40 million people with no health care, no energy plan for the 21st century, and countless other problems; meanwhile, these nimrods grill the Rocket for almost five hours over an issue that can never be resolved because there are no witnesses besides the guy who says he did and the guy who says he didn’t.

But each Congressman gets his 5 minutes on the evening news, or if he is really lucky, ESPN, to wag his finger and lecture on the example being set for the youth of America. That’s all that really matters.

You want to set an example for America’s youth? Let these fools take all the steroids they want, and when the better-known among them start dying (like the WWF guys are already) kids will notice and make the right decision.


CharlyB1102 said...

Seriously - I can't BELIEVE how much time they are spending on this D-bag. By now I assume they all do steroids, so what's one more? Between Clemens and the third Hilton heir to get a DUI, I feel like I'm stuck in CNN groundhog day!!

AY said...

Adding to the insanity of it all - it's become partisan politics, as usual.

The Dems believe that weasel McNamee and the GOP thinks lying dog Clemens is being lynched!!!

This on the heels of Congress just giving themselves a '08 pay raise of $4,100!!

Woody said...

Well, my Valentine's day got off to a rocky start. Julie said "Happy Valentine's Day" and I replied "Congress must die." She seemed rather distant after this interaction, so I had to resort to the old standby-- 2 Cosmos. That is the last time I use The Daily Blank as a conversation guide.

d'blank said...

Really Woody, you should have known better.

Anonymous said...

Words and Inspiration

i and others continue to be moved by the words of Caroline Kennedy in her support of Obama... she says what others have not been able to put into words and reflects a growing movement here in the heartland of Ohio.

Afraid Hillary and McCain have no such words of inspiration.

Perhaps some want to go back in time, but more so, more importantly see Obama as the promise of a very new day, a move away from the stagnation of the same old...

Caroline excerpt-
I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.

I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.