Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Help Me Understand

Can someone please explain to me why our Senate is investigating major league doping? I just don't get it. So they cheated - who cares? Last I checked, they didn't compromise national security, they don't get paid with tax dollars, there's nothing in the Constitution that says we can't take performance-enhancing drugs. Yes, it's disappointing to see that "America's pastime" is riddled with untruth, but isn't it more disappointing to think about how our senators are spending their time and our money?

I sincerely believe there HAVE to be more effective uses of our government employees' time. Like, I don't know, figuring out how to keep drugs out of the hands of kids or how to pay teachers more or taking care of our troops or taking care of our environment or insert pet cause here because I'm guessing no one's losing sleep over the doping besides the people directly involved. And they don't actually seem to care.

I vote we move on. You?

P.S. If there's a larger, more relevant, issue here that I'm missing, seriously please let me know. I might just be painfully ignorant (and now I'll have to admit it in this public forum. Horrors!) All you have to do is click on "comments" below and fill me in on the details. Thanks.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Ummm isnt the .5% of our 3.5% annual raise still in debate? Or did that get approved? Because I'd like to see my extra $0.50 per paycheck.

Yes, I haven't watched that much on the doping thing but seriously- what a waste. Im totally boggled as to why this is being debated in the Senate....what did I miss?

On another topic....did you hear what happened here? The Marines never learn.

Jody & Joey said...

Yes - I totally agree. Ri-dic-u-lous. At least they waited until the Armed Services bill was passed before they started wasting their time on this...

The Thomas Crew said...

THANK YOU. I JUST had this same discussion with Bryan 15 minutes before I checked your blog! Just like you, I have no idea why this is even governmental news, and I'm sick of it.

aderost said...

Ditto Rost!

cindy b said...

I agree!! I had a conversation yesterday concerning this same issue! What an absolute waste of our tax dollars.

Leslie said...

I agree 100%, having vented to Paul about the same thing last night. When I brought it up with my friend, Mary, however, she said something about baseball and antitrust laws allowing their league to be a monopoly so they are watched over directly by the govt blah blah blah...she assured me that they're doing their jobs, but I still think they just want to be on tv to further their own political success. There are way mo' important issues out there...

Marc, Viv, Marielle, Harper, and Sophie said...

Outside of the fact that these sports stars are setting horrible examples for young athletes on how to make it big, I agree that this is ridiculous. I'm thoroughly annoyed that our news outlets will devote hours of coverage to an overpaid, lying athlete, but gloss over real issues that affect the country.

And antitrust, shmantitrust. I'm more worried about google taking over the world than major league baseball.

anna angela said...

I second your vote to move on. I'm just as annoyed at the coverage this thing is getting when there are more serious issues to cover. Thanks for your post!

Jody & Joey said...

I'm missing one of my favorite bloggers...where are you Steph???