Seems Congress has found something else to try to justify their existence. They are holding hearings about Unidentified Flying Objects. That's right, folks. Now we need to worry about those pesky UFOs cluttering up our skies.
This may be new territory for the younger set, but us old farts have been hearing about 'flying saucers' for, at the very least, 50 years. A whole tourist industry was built upon rumors of what was hiding in 'Area 51.' The book and comic book industry has produced countless publications featuring those little green men from Mars. And the film industry - both movies with live actors and the animated variety - have produced many films about invasions from outer space.
Good grief...even Bugs Bunny has dealings with Marvin the Martian.
I am not saying that it is impossible to find life on other planets. And I am not saying that such life could never find its way here.
What I am saying is that these hearings are a doozy of a distraction.
Seems to me there are some things to concern ourselves with that are just a tad bit more important.
How about the fact that government officials lie to us so often that lying has become standard practice for them.
How about the fact that millions are openly crossing our borders illegally and nobody is doing anything to stop it.
How about the fact that kids are being sold to pedophiles.
How about the fact that groceries are fast becoming a luxury item.
How about the fact that our government wants to limit all sorts of items like gas stoves and firearms and meat.
And how about the fact that using the wrong pronouns in addressing some individuals is becoming unlawful. Really? When did we lose all forms of common sense!
There are countless other issues that our leaders should be addressing. But holding hearings to try to prove to the voters that they are doing something for us is wearing thin. Thing is, once they have performed for the cameras, they do nothing.
And once again, I do believe we desperately need a Do Over!