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Congressman Asks Pelosi To Change Schedule So He Can Go To BCS Title Game



Many people take sports way too seriously. Add Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns of Florida to that list of people who have misplaced their priorities at one time or another.

Stearns sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi requesting that several votes be rescheduled so Congressmen from Florida and Oklahoma can go see the Gators & Sooners in the BCS Title Game in Miami on Thursday.

In his plea, Stearns wrote:

“As you may be aware, on Thursday January 8, the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma will play for the national football championship. Members of the Florida and Oklahoma delegations have expressed interest in attending the game as the congressional schedule allows. However, votes are currently scheduled to continue into Thursday night and Friday afternoon. We ask that you move these votes to either Wednesday and/or Thursday morning to allow Members to attend this historic game.”

How terrible that these Congressmen might actually have to do their jobs instead of attending some football game. It’s not like the economy is falling apart, or we’re undergoing a transitional period, or there that there’s an international crisis going on right now.

And what votes does Congressman Stearns want rescheduled? Oh, only some minor issues… including the certification of the Electoral College vote that will make Barack Obama the next President of the United States.

So to recap, Florida vs. Oklahoma is more important than the next President in the eyes of Cliff Stearns. Florida, you have some great representation there.

The saddest thing is that a lot of people will actually agree with him. Not Nancy Pelosi though, as she has rejected his request. Maybe she’d be a bit more sympathetic to his plight if San Francisco ever had any teams that didn’t completely suck.

Fla. congressman asks Pelosi for football break [AP]

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  • Mike


    How terrible that these Congressmen might actually have to do their jobs instead of attending some football game. It’s not like the economy is falling apart, or we’re undergoing a transitional period, or there that there’s an international crisis going on right now.

    Did it occur to you that Congress should be doing nothing instead of trying to help? The notion that many Americans have is that government can fix the problems. However, didn’t they create all of these problems?

    There’s no magic piece of regulation or legislation that can monetize more debt to get us out of our recession. It’s that Keynesian thinking that got us into this mess. Nor is there anything they should be doing about Israel-Palestine, as we’re just going to give reason or some twisted justification for terrorists to attack us when we inevitably explicitly support Israel.

    Not to mention, the Big XII defenses suck and we all can’t wait to see them exposed as frauds.

  • The Zoner

    It’s about another rich guy–that probably didn’t even buy his ticket–trying to work the system. Go to work sir–and shut up. (Or call in sick like the rest of us schmucks.)

  • Nuke LaDouche

    Mike, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Keynesian thinking got us into this mess? How about it was libertarian schmucks like you, who thought that if we let greed become the governing principle of our society and so if we deregulated everything, the magical powers of the free markets would take over, that caused this mess?

    How about it was ignorant revisionist historian dbags like you, who somehow try to argue that the New Deal caused the Great Depression and not the decades of libertarian laissez faire ideology before it that led to the bubbles that caused taht crisis?

    Go read some books not written by morons. It might help.

  • Chris

    Bush followed Keynesianism to an apparent T:
    He regulated more than Bill Clinton(SOX for example), spent more than any president – including trillions on social welfare programs, passed billions in stimulus checks to taxpayers, as well as the massive TARP, not to mention the “war on terror”. All this spending has been going on for years and you’re blaming the libertarians?

    According to Keynesian theory, shouldnt the economy be booming?

    Anyone who believes the government is working in their best interest has to be insane.

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