Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sessions votes for Pi Day

Here's a fun bit of bipartisanship from the House: on Thursday, the House passed a non-binding resolution naming March 14 "Pi Day," since the infinite number begins with 3.14, of course!

Only ten Republicans voted "no" to this bill, and are being made fun of for it by mathematicians all over the country.

Usually, when there are only 10 people who vote against something, our Pete Sessions will be among them, but not this time! Pete Sessions was among the 2/3 majority who voted for Pi!

The roster of anti-pi voters are available at Thomas (see roll number 124).

Read all about National Pi Day at Pi's official website,, and send a belated Happy Pi Day e-card to your friends.


Doug said...

Since pi is an irrational number, is voting for it a rational act? Or perhaps Sessions had a transcendental moment with a transcendental number. Of course I find that the probability that Sessions understood what he was voting for to be incalculable.

Sessions Watch said...

Maybe Sessions voted for it because he thought they were talking about pie.

John Peterson said...

< sarcasm >Must have government telling me what to do. Cannot have holiday without their approval.< /sarcasm >

LOL... How ridiculous that we need the US House of Representatives to add a holiday to the calendar.

On a related note, here is a quote from Anna Jarvis the founder of Mother's Day in the US

"A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A petty sentiment!"In the end, because of the commercialization, Anna wishes she had never campaigned to have Mother's Day added as a national holiday.

I can only imagine the sour grapes from Mathematicians in another 20-years... LOL