Bizarre. That’s about the only way I can explain things. Baseball players are required to testify under oath in front of senate judiciary committees, but oil executives and district attorneys aren’t.
Although, I don’t think you thought very much at all about it. You probably just did what you were told. Either way — shame on you for not holding people accountable for telling the truth.
This crap has been building up for a while — so let me get some stuff off my chest. Let’s see — things our congress has focused on:
- Steriods in baseball (who gives a shit)
- Building a WALL — A FRICKING WALL — between the US and Mexico (didn’t work for Germany or China; way to regress 200 years guys; done for political gain in November)
- Discussion about gay marriage (robbing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from US citizens based on an uncontrollable part of their nature; again, way to regress 200 years; didn’t work for slave owners or restricting women’s voting rights; didn’t work for Hitler either)
- Janet Jackon’s nipple (not something to ban from TV — embrace it!)
Things that were pretty much ignored:
- Domestic wire-tapping (national security, shh, it’s so secret nobody is accountable for it)
- Constitutional checks and balances (wtf?! there are limits to presidential power?)
- Safety regulation in mining operations (oh, people can die from underregulation that benefits rich business owners?; no lobbyists for saving lives?)
- Health care reform
- Social security reform
- Budget deficit
- Lobbying reform
- Election reform
- Shit, well, pretty much everything they should have been instead of building walls and working on conservative (and pointless) legislation
So my response to this stuff — including Barry Bonds hitting seven-hundred-something home-runs? Get a grip, people. The country is going down the tubes and you’re worried about baseball records and steroids? Wake up.
Congress does a lot of great things, but lately I just don’t know what those things are.