Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sounds like my first year in college

Darrell Issa's agenda: condoms, yoga, pot

No, Issa is making arrangements for Friday night’s frat party:

The California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee submitted a slew of amendments yesterday that would ban government-funded studies of how well men use condoms, the effects of integral yoga in treating hot flashes for menopausal women, whether video games improve old folks’ mental health, the use of marijuana in conjunction with malt liquor and with opiates, and the impacts of a possible soda tax.

For extra credit, can anyone tell me why taxpayers were funding these studies to begin with? Several amendments have been introduced including my personal favorite (so far): Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) would make Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner a prisoner of Washington by prohibiting the use of federal money to assist him in traveling. I don’t know what is up with that, but I like it.

Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my early middle age but it seems like we spend an awful lot of money on foolishness in this country. I mean, did we really need to spend $28,900 to find out how methamphetamine affects the sex lives of rats? Yes, it is a piddling amount but when it comes to taxpayer money Washington considers everything to be a piddling amount.

So here’s to Issa and to the end of silliness. Not one moment too soon.

1 comment:

Fuzzy Slippers said...

This is all well and good (and frankly, I'm not thrilled with the bazillion dollar military ads at NASCAR--we do not have the money,and that goes for traditionally-conservative waste, too), but why isn't Issa directing his attention on the more important issues like the DOJ, Pigford, and the WH? If he thinks he can get away with tossing a few bones at us while he cozies up to this administration, he better think again. Anyone who gets in bed with those people is just as despicable (and traitorous) as they are.