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Congress Members Skip Seth Rogen’s Testimony on Alzheimer’s, Show How They Really Feel About the Issue

seth rogen alzheimersThis week, Seth Rogen made a funny, charming and impassioned appeal to members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services for research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. At the very least, he also asked for a sign of hope that the government will do more to bring attention to this disease.

He didn’t get that sign.

Rather, he spoke to a room mostly empty of Senate members with only two —  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) – sticking around to listen. (There are 18 members on the committee.) Keep in mind: this was testimony for a subcommittee that is supposed to handle just these sorts of issues.

Congress already has a reputation as a government body that does absolutely nothing, so this doesn’t help.

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Forget Red or Blue. In Terms of ‘Shutdown’ PR, Congress Is Acting Yellow.

the-internet-responds-to-the-government-shutdownI’m one of the rare individuals who do not have a problem having a healthy political discussion. I could care less what side of the aisle where you reside providing you do not act as one of the dunderheads on Capitol Hill who can’t stand to discuss anything in a healthy matter — politics, recipes, kittens, puppies or even baby unicorns.

The hatred those 535 dolts have for one another doesn’t make them look bad. Rather, it makes America look bad because this country will vote for each of them again. Nicely done, tired, poor and huddled masses (which is what you will all be in terms of homeless if this mess continues).

So, think about it: If you did this crappy at your PR or marketing job, could you keep it? If you talked about your clients this way behind their back, misrepresented every point of view they have, do you really think said client would not call your boss and demand your pink slip? Of course they would…so why is there no fear of that in Washington D.C.?

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