Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Just another object lesson of the appalling dearth of serious thinking going on in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After dueling with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) to pass a renewable energy bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces a wrestling match with another rogue chairman. And this one can bench-press 265 pounds. Pelosi is set to square off against Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), the power-lifting chairman of the House gym committee.

Abercrombie is touting his efforts to secure funding in the legislative branch spending bill to begin an estimated $8 million renovation of the House gym. The project is personally important to Abercrombie, who sets a yearly goal to bench-press 200 pounds more than his age, now 69.

I don’t give a rat’s ass how dedicated Rep. Abercrombie may be to his yearly goal – he doesn’t need to spend 8 million TAXPAYER dollars to achieve it. In fact, I’ll spot him $23 for a month of gym membership and it’s quite likely that a few other people would be willing to do likewise. The next ten years would cost an aggregate of $2,760!

There are quotes in the article about this asinine gym renovation that some House members find it “inconvenient” to get to the pool or the locker room or the weight room due to its present location. Listen you pampered pissants – our military find it damned inconvenient to be away from their homes and families, wearing full packs in 115 degree heat to protect our nation. So get about the important business of funding our troops and quit behaving like Marie Antoinette on Steroids!

Bunch of idiots!


Aaron Matthew Arnwine - said...

they should fund both. but I agree with abercrombie, the congress needs a gym.

And they should be forced to do PT with a military drill instructor 3 times a week.

keeps the mind sharp and makes you too tired to ruin everything.

Gayle Miller said...

Good thinking Aaron! You can always be counted upon for incisive thought!