Congress Wants to Put a National Park on the Moon. No, Seriously.

Congress has never been the most popular body in American history. They spend all of their time endlessly fighting over minor details in a watered down bill to support some ancient philosophy that couldn’t be more out of touch with modern times if it was dreamt up by a caveman.

That’s not just the cynical view of a partially employed, sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated entertainment blogger. It’s in the math. Congress’ approval rating has been in the teens tank for a long time, and they actually found a way to make it even lower with an all-time low of 10 percent. There are coma patients with higher job approval ratings than 10 percent.

Congress knows it needs an image rehabilitation. But rather than achieve such a lofty goal through compromise, sensible legislation or work, they’ve decided to turn to outer space to get the public back on their side by promising a national park dedication on the actual moon, according to The Hill.

The Democratic-backed House bill would establish “The Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park” on the actual freakin’ moon. It’s designed to commemorate the famed Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the moon for the first time before the world’s growing space transportation industry gets there first and puts a Starbucks on top of Neil Armstrong’s footprint.

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