Friday, December 08, 2006

Reason number #2748 why Congress can bite me

They exempt themselves from the rules everyone else has to follow.

This article is an unintentional laugh riot. It explains the trials and tribulations of smokers in our nation's Capitol building. They are banished to a few small rooms in the basement, with the exception of the Speakers Lobby. Apparently, this is a high falutin' room where the powerful meet and greet; the political smoke-filled room if you will. Washington D.C. has a ban against smoking, as well as the federal government in federal buildings, of which the Capitol is considered. Naturally, everyone else can't smoke if they want to (not that I want them to), but the Congress exempted themselves from these rules against smoking indoors.

The new Sheriff in town, San Fran Nan Pelosi, is from the most anti-smoking region of our nation's most anti-smoking state. She is considering shutting the damper on smoking anywhere in the Capitol. Not that I like Nancy Pelosi mind you - I think she is a grating, socialist, hypocritical pinhead - but kudos to her if she makes Congress follow the rules everyone else must follow - even if it is only something as trivial as this.

The funniest part of the article was this passage:
"I can't breathe when I step in there," said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, who has been a lonely scold against smoking for years, trying to get the Republican leaders to stamp out tobacco.
What is so funny about that? Have you ever seen Henry Waxman?

If he can't breathe with those nostrils, then that smoking room must look like a summer afternoon in San Francisco.

Cough! Good Day to You, Sir


George said...

Perhaps he can't hear very well either?

t said...

Ha ha. He look like a bat!