Friday, February 10, 2006

Quick! Someone Give Us Something To Honor!

Here's a sampling of what the House did on Legislative Day of February 8, 2006:

-H.RES.670: Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers for winning the Super Bowl.

-H.R.4456: Renaming a post office in Arkansas the "Hattie W. Caraway Station."

-H.R.389: Saying how great museums are in this, the "Year of the Museum."

-H.R.660: And let's not forget this month is National Mentoring Month which stands for some pretty awesome ideas.

-H.R. 657: Catholic schools are pretty cool, too.

Each of these required 40 minutes of debate (I'm thinking debate is a requirement for all resolutions). Don't get me wrong: I'm all in favor of lawmakers wasting time; it gives them less time to do something damaging. But as long as they are not doing anything really important, they might as well be occupied doing something productive like picking up trash. Crimminals do it so it's got to be good enough for politicians, right?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Having followed U.S. politics for the last four years, you'd be surprised how OFTEN those "post office designation" bills come up.

Unfortunately, they are also doing much more damaging stuff, like renewing the PATRIOT Act.