June 29, 2005

There they go again!: House panel approves steroids testing bill for professional sports leagues and creation of national boxing commission.

posted by graymatters to general at 02:57 PM - 4 comments

I like the fact the Government is trying to make sure all the sports walk a straight line but I think they could have left it up to each individual sport to get their shit together. If they didn't, then step in. Obviously baseball messed things up for everyone. I'd be happier if the Government worried about how to get my gas price down to something reasonable. Quit worrying about what is on tv or the radio. Change the channel. Don't worry about nudity on the Internet. Turn the damn thing off or don't go to those sites. Simple solutions to simple problems.

posted by dbt302 at 03:38 PM on June 29, 2005

Memo to Rep. Waxman and the rest of the esteemed panel: Great work on accomplishing something that nobody in your district really cares much about. How about working on getting drugs out of our school systems? How about working on air pollution in you esteemed city of Los Angeles? You are a wanker, Waxman. Way to waste our tax dollars. Memo to the voters of the 30th district: You elected this moron in 1974...you couldn't find anybody else in 30 years better than him? Oh...I get it...you just punch the incumbant box when the time comes, don't you? Start thinking a little, if you don't guys like this get a little too settled in D.C.

posted by stofer71 at 04:02 PM on June 29, 2005

Stofer, wtf? Waxman may be a supporter of the bill and quoted in the article but leave the partisan quips in the quiver: both bills were introduced by Republicans and certainly wouldn't pass without their leadership agreeing. The drug bill is stupid but the boxing might be reasonable--I'm agreeing with dbt's assertion that if they screw up bad enough the feds should step in--since the corruption and gamesplaying's been going on since it's been a sport

posted by billsaysthis at 04:18 PM on June 29, 2005

billy...sorry to get your partisan juices flowing...I certainly could have picked McCain or any other member of the committee to pick on in my post. Time only permitted me to pick one...and being a Californian...and soon to be a resident in Waxman's district...I picked him. My point is...our country needs our government to work on things that matter to voters...it is good to see Dems and Republicans agree on anything at this point. I just wish it was something that mattered...thats all. Off the sports topic...you may be able to tell from my previous post that incumbancy rates in Congress piss me off. That has nothing to do with party politics (FYI...I am fiercly independent...i despise both parties). Congressmen have to do something really bad to get noticed and voted out. Most Americans just don't pay attention to who their congressman is and that apathy allows a guy like Waxman to stay in office for 30 years! but...i digress...

posted by stofer71 at 05:03 PM on June 29, 2005

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