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MattW
09-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Implied crosspost to P&CE

http://www.theonion.com/articles/congress-appropriates-317-to-rent-tango-cash,18097/


After weeks of debates, concessions, and committee hearings, the U.S. Senate finally passed legislation Tuesday to rent the 1989 action-comedy Tango & Cash.It's a real hotbutton issue. And may influence November elections.


House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who suggested renting a different movie, such as Big Trouble In Little China, or simply borrowing the Treasury Department's copy of The Last Boy Scout. Any politician who enjoys BTILC gets my vote. Yet I think there should be an investigation about who approved the purchase of Last Boy Scout.


One of the staunchest Republican holdouts, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), finally put aside his objections to the film when a $37 million rider to overhaul Tennessee's municipal parking garages was attached to the bill, giving it a filibuster-proof 60 votes.
It's funny because it's true.

CACTUSWENDY
09-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Nexflex would be cheaper......

jennontheisland
09-18-2010, 11:17 PM
Which is exactly why they'll never use it.