Ridiculous Members of Congress Reach a New Fucking Low


Miek and Mike in the Morning, a very popular daily syndicated sports talk show on the ESPN Radio network, had a lot to say this morning about the Congressional hearing before which superstar baseball pitcher and accused user of performance enhancing drugs Roger Clemens and former trainer and accuser Brian McNamee appeared yesterday. Let’s just say that Miek and Mike were not particularly enamored of the behavior of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In fact, they mercilessly mocked the committee for being so pathetically ridiculous. Some highlight are below the fold:

The greatest scorn was reserved for the outlandish antics of Chairman Henry Waxman, including calling Andy Pettite–NY Yankees pitcher who filed an affidavit asserting that Clemens told him he used human growth hormone–a “hero” and a “nice guy” while explaining why Pettite, unlike Clemens and McNamee, was not subpoenaed to appear.

Several other Members of Congress were humiliatingly obsequious to Clemens, as well as sustantively fucking clueless. One stated that Clemens keeps himself in good shape, and another asked Clemens what uniform he’s wearing into the Hall of Fame. The assumption underlying these comments are correct only if being 75 pounds overweight is “good shape”, Clemens gets inducted, and inducted players “wear a uniform into the Hall” (they don’t).

And, of course, you can count on our staunch representatives in Congress to inject some absurd partisan douchebaggery into the proceedings. Apparently, Republicans on the committee lauded Clemens and went after McNamee viciously, including repeatedly calling him a “liar”. On the contrary, Democrats attacked Clemens for his lack of credibility. One can only imagine the political calculations that underlie this partisan breakdown; maybe Clemens is appealing to out-of-shape hero-worshipping batshit-loony right-wing Republican 27 %ers?

The Committee has expressly stated that this is their last hearing on this matter. This hearing was purely an exercise in he-said-he-said and, by design, could not possibly have revealed anything wahtsoever concerning the substantive merits of Clemens’s and McNamee’s counter-accusation, thus proving indubitably that the hearing was expressly intended to be nothing more than an opportunity for sniveling hero-worship and grotesque grandstanding by the members of the Committee.

This is all fine, however, since there is clearly nothing at all more important for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to address. Co-host Mike Greenberg summed up his overwhelming disgust by saying that he wants to move to Waxman’s Congressional district so that he could vote against him.

These motherfucking grandstanding jock-sniffing Congresspeople are a fucking disgrace. You know you’ve really sunk to an abysmal low as a Member of Congress when it’s not just Dirty Fucking Hippies calling you to task, but even radio sports jabberers exploiting your gobsmacking fuckwittitude. The entire population of the US shakes their head in disgust at these delusional narcissistic political wastrels.

Comments

  1. bustednuckles says

    If they are trying to cause me to have a stroke, it’s working.
    I had a little something to say about it last night.

  2. says

    I guess Clemens’ pre-hearing lobbying worked, as some members of congress did find “a tasty scrotum to tongue bathe” to borrow a phrase from you.
    I heard some clips of the hearings. When Clemens said of Pettite’s testimony, “He must have misremembered”, is it too much for me to expect one, just one, of those dimwits to ask “Do you think that one of your best friends would testify about your HGH use in clear, unambiguous, terms if he had any doubt about what he heard or remembered? Are you accusing him of giving false testimony? Do you think we are freaking moro—ok check that, we are, but—do you think every other person who will hear/read/watch an account of this hearing is a complete imbecile?
    And that’s just one of several obvious issue that they whiffed on. What a damn shame.

  3. says

    Of all the valid issues they should be holding oversight hearings on…. I would have never guessed this one. Red Herring Alert Level raised from Orange Sock to Blood Red Needle. Who gives a FUCK about this? I didn’t get it and don’t get why in hell I’m paying for this useless waste of tax dollars. That’s MY fucking money and I say let them all shoot up all the steroids in the world and explode on the field. I don’t give a shit. There’s nothing about Major League Baseball that has anything to do with playing the game of baseball. Nothing.

  4. iRobot says

    Dont know why anyone would be suprised that the repubs loved Clemens. Hes a rich, white guy from Texas who broke the law. Remind you of anyone?

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