Well, Congress finally got something done. That's what happens when partisanship is set aside and lawmakers work together toward a common goal.
Congress' "accomplishment" was a new bill to increase broadcast indecency fines to protect the tender sensibilities of the American people. There's nothing like a little "wardrobe malfunction" or four-letter-word to get Congress off its ass and into action. I feel cleaner already.
The bill, which will raise the maximum fine for airing "indecent" content to ten times its current amount, garnered 379 yeas and 35 nays from Congress. That's almost every Democrat and Republicant voting the same way. Amazing.
All that's left now is for President Bush to sign the bill, and he undoubtedly will. He needs a win now and then.
I'm thrilled our elected officials have tackled issues such as energy, healthcare, national security, the deficit and presidential malfeasance, enabling them to give such strong attention and support to a fringe issue. They've really earned those six-figure salaries this year!
Though Congress is finally united on an issue, and actually accomplishing something, it's unfortunate that this something amounts to nothing when so many legitimate issued remain unresolved.
Only in America.
PS: This week's Fragmentia 13 is now on the air.