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Opening Arguments


Congress adjourned early without voting on the Bush tax cuts or even approving a budget, but never say they skip the really important stuff:

Legislation that would require television stations and cable companies to control the volume of advertisements has passed the Senate and is headed to the House of Representatives.

The legislation would order the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the volume of commercials, said the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat who sponsored the bill.

The legislation addresses the problem of commercials that can be many times louder than regular programming, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat who sponsored the bill, said in a statement.

What a waste of time, money and effort -- I mean, SERIOUSLY, just WHAT in the WORLD are these CLOWNS thinking of? IDIOTS!!! MORONS!! 

Sorry about that. I don't ordinarily favor the liberal use of caps, italics and exclamation points to emphasize my chagrin, but I thought I ought to get a little of it in while it's still legal.

If the commericials in question are campaign ads