Monday, May 31, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Bore

The other day, Robb and I were watching the House Hearing on Don't Ask, Don't Tell on CSPAN. Those Representatives are really boring. If you've ever wondered why it takes Congress so long to accomplish what little they do, you only need to watch one of these sessions on CSPAN. Speaker after speaker on things not even remotely connected to the item on which they're about to vote. And the amount of paper they waste is astounding, because every time one of them speaks about something, it's written down. After they speak, the paper from which they spoke is presented to the secretary. I assume it is then recorded as some kind of 'exhibit' which goes to the Congressional archives. So, this meaningless crap is going to cost even more time and money, because it will have to be recorded in the Archives, and then someone has to find a place for it and that has to be recorded somewhere. I'll bet the government could save millions every year if these people would stick to the issues, without all the grandstanding.
Gates tells U.S. troops: no gay ban repeal imminent
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral , OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.
A calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked right up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I would like to buy some cyanide.”
The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”
The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.”
The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband! That’s against the law! I’ll lose my license! They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife.
The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, “Well now, that’s different. You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”
À la prochaine, mes amis

3 comments:

tqe | Adam said...

glad you liked the two videos :)


That McD advertisement is awesome.

Megan said...

Was the whole talking about other issues by the other political party so as to stall? I think that is a filibuster, isn't it? It has been so long since civics class...

Jacob said...

Crazy things seem to be going on in England!

Love the joke!

Re climbing Notre Dame...I don't like heights; ergo I waited below while Lois Anne waited in line - for what seemed like hours. Not only so, but she had sprained her ankle falling on some steps while we were on our way to the batobus. But she did it! Of course, she limped badly the rest of the day!