June 27, 2008

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
Meanwhile, your Congressmen...

Take heart, all you General Motors employees in Janesville. Yes, you who will soon be on the unemployment line. Congress passed a bill Thursday just for GM.

While jobs disappear, the stock market tanks, the war in Iraq goes on and on and a gallon of gas tops $4 for those who can afford it, the U.S. House of Representatives took the time to designate next Monday as National Corvette Day.

We have no idea how Wisconsin Congressmen voted on this momentous measure, because the House was smart enough to eschew a roll call and tip its symbolic hat to America's chick magnet sports car by voice vote. House Resolution 970, which had 55 co-sponsors (none from Wisconsin), states:
Whereas the Chevrolet Corvette is America's first sports car;

Whereas the first production Corvette rolled off a Flint, Michigan, assembly line on June 30, 1953;

Whereas the Corvette is now manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky;

Whereas the Corvette is the most widely respected production sports car in United States history;

Whereas the Corvette is truly a symbol of American pride;

Whereas General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008; and

Whereas the 30th of June would be an appropriate day to designate as `National Corvette Day': Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives supports the designation of a `National Corvette Day' to honor the Chevrolet Corvette.
OK, feel free to resume your whining about the economy, your job, the war, the price of gasoline and whatever else is bothering you. Just remember, Congress has gone home for the weekend.

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