Pandering gone wild
Yesterday was another one of those mundane days where Congress passed a whole bunch of stuff that means nothing to anyone. Two bills kinda stuck out to me for one very goofball reason:
Now, here is the goofy part.
HR 1021 passed 413-0, with 17 not voting.
HR 1005 passed 414-0, with 16 not voting.
Now, these two bills were presented to the floor sequentially ( votes 151 and 152 ). And, I gather there was little to no discussion. So, the question I gotta ask is why Lee Terry, a Republican from Nebraska, would take the risk of showing support for borderline personalities, but not women?
For what it’s worth, I am fine with Lee Terry not voting on one of these meaningless wastes of our taxpayer money. Congress “showing support” means nothing. It means no funding, it means no legal change, it means absolutely nothing. It is a waste of their time, and therefore our money. And, because the practice is already established and no one in leadership has the balls to put a stop to it, people like Lee Terry will continue to be put at risk for missing one of these goofball wastes of time and money.
- Now I’m waiting to see who votes to support the Supporting the goals, ideals, and history of National Men’s History Month act. I’m quite sure Barbara Lee and Nancy Pelosi won’t be the ones to do it.
- Do they really mean “ideals”, or is it “ideas”? I mean, who’s interpretation of “ideal” would we use? They can’t all be the same I would think. ( Poorly written legislation that means nothing just makes it all that much worse to me. )
- And, slap me for being rude and insensitive, but it just strikes me as just a little ironic that Congress supports the “ideals” of borderline personality. For those that have worked with them, as I have, it is their “ideals” that cause the problem in the first place.