YOUR TAX DOLLARS: Congressman Stages Tribute to... Rapper Biggie Smalls?!
Every now and again, we need something to remind us how our government is as worthless as a screen door on a submarine. Whether it's extorting our greenbacks to blow on foolish things or forcing bakeries to make cakes for the fancy people, the feds can always be counted on to raise our blood pressure and lower our patience. Case in point: Hakeem Jeffries, a congressman from Brooklyn, thought it important to pay tribute to Biggie Smalls on the House floor...
If the House of Representatives don’t know Biggie Smalls — well now they know.
The late hip-hop legend was honored on the floor of Congress Thursday by Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who recited the lyrics to Biggie’s 1994 song “Juicy” in observance of the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s murder.
“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine. Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine,” Jefferies said in a floor speech to fellow legislators.
“Hangin’ pictures on my wall/Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.”
Then, after a small synopsis of the life of Brooklyn native Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie, Jeffries ended the address with the shout out: “Where Brooklyn at?”
Your tax dollars at work, folks. And they wonder why we dislike them so.
If ever you needed an example of why congress is ineffective and wasteful, this is it. There's a long list of things that need fixing in America. Paying tribute to deceased celebrities is not one of them. Though one might argue if congressmen spent more time paying homage to fallen wrappers, and less time penning needless regulative legislation, we'd all have more to sing (or rap) about.
Alas, tis not so. If only congressmen could roll back some of the garbage they inflicted upon us, rather than honoring a fallen celebrity. Especially tributes to celebrities who cut their teeth by selling the crack rocks. Everyone knows Pac was the real king, anyway. Just saying. Maybe get your priorities in check. We'd all appreciate it.
Besides, nobody is more gangsta than the Farage...