Friday, February 01, 2008
Who elected these idiot fucks? Oh right, we did
So, it's Friday today, and I am doing what I usually do on Friday afternoons at work, which is read ESPN.com. While doing so, I noticed this article that Senator Arlen "Spooky" Specter from Pennsylvania wants Congress to look into the destruction of videotapes related to the New England Patriots "spygate" scandal, in which the Pats took survaillance of other teams' coaching signals to give them an advantage. The NFL punished the Patriots, and no one really gives a crap. Except apparently Senator Specter who said:
"I do believe that it is a matter of importance. It's not going to displace the stimulus package or the Iraq war, but I think the integrity of football is very important, and I think the National Football League has a special duty to the American people -- and further the Congress -- because they have an antitrust exemption."
Are you fucking kidding me? More than 10 million children in this country do not have health insurance, and this shit head is worried about how the NFL handles one team videotaping another? Is this guy for real?
The entire situation with Senator Mitchell and steroids in baseball was bad enough. I couldn't care less if baseball players use steroids and HGH. People who care about this have their heads up their asses, as we have SERIOUS FUCKING problems, like wars, crime, and people dieing of health conditions because they can't afford treatment. And we're worried about the integrity of professional sports? I think we should be more worried about our collective priorities, when our Congress has nothing better to do than worry about what's happening on SportsCenter.
Congress is nothing to improve education, nothing to improve healthcare, nothing to fight terrorism. Thank God someone's thinking about the steroid problem in baseball, and what the New England Patriots are doing with that video camera.