Friday, February 6, 2009

US Senate TV

Watching the Senate TV station is not very different from watching paint dry. The Senate chamber is mostly empty. The speakers appear to be speaking to their colleagues, who of course aren't there. And, for the most part, you have to ask yourself how these boring people ever got to this position of power.

A couple of exceptions: John Thune, senator from South Dakota actually made some sense. His amendment to the Obama economic stimulus package was to take the 900 billion dollars and give it directly to the American people. What a concept! Imagine giving to the people and letting them decide how and where to spend the money!!!

Then there was the senator from Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse (yes, really). He went on and on about how unfair it was to eliminate from the package millions of dollars to repair the zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. Now I may be crazy, but it seems to me that better housing for PEOPLE should take priority over better housing for, oh, elephants. Mr. Whitehouse, please shut up.

Then there's Arlen Specter. Gotta love the guy. 79 years old and sharp as a...well, maybe at almost 80 it's time to retire Arlen. Magic bullet indeed.

Last, Jim Bunning. Hey, Jim, pitching a perfect game was great. It was awesome, and it was Father's Day. You are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But you seem to have forgotten how to read. Better luck next time.

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