[FoRK] Effing useless Congress

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Tue Feb 5 18:49:37 PST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Win Treese wrote:

>
> On Feb 5, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Owen Byrne wrote:
>
>> Actually I was reading an argument this weekend in favor of the  
>> government getting involved with the NFL's "SpyGate" - the  
>> argument is that sports are so heavily subsidized that the  
>> government is a stakeholder and should oversee the organizations  
>> involved.
>> They're just monitoring their investment.
>
> A while back when I was getting annoyed about Congress having hearings
> on the baseball steroids, it occurred to me that Congress was just  
> asking
> the wrong questions. They shouldn't bother with who was taking what.
> Rather, they should just haul them in and ask, "You guys are pretty
> screwed up, and we're quite disappointed. Tell me why we shouldn't
> revoke the MLB antitrust exemption right now?"

They should haul the owners in, actually, if anybody...

But (a) the owners are probably big campaign backers, and (b) that  
wouldn't be nearly as exciting on a bread-and-circuses level, would it?

:-/ :-P

Sumbitches to left, muthafuckas to the right...


jb



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