Thursday, October 9, 2008

Take me too!

A little humor

The best one I've heard in a while..... for some reason it seems to fit the conversations I have had with my broker..

A man boarded a plane with 6 kids.
After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him
leaned over to him and asked, 'Are all
of those kids yours?'
He replied, 'No. I work for a condom company. These are customer complaints

Hat tip to Terry M.

Christiane Amanpour and other outrages...bump and update

Wish I had said that:

"If it weren't for that put-on British accent, Christiane Amanpour would be reporting on pest control in Bolivia, and that's an insult to the Bolivians. She proves that ignorance, bigotry, and an inability to distinguish truth from fiction are no barriers to success in journalism."

The above comes from William Katz at UrgentAgenda. If you don't read him daily you are missing a real treat. Of course he has an advanatge... talent.

Do you ever wonder where people like Amanpour come from? Is there some "worm hole" that connects to an alternate universe where the US is evil with no value?? My love of science fiction aside, I doubt it.

But a few minutes ago I heard Senator Thune explain that last summer Congress authorized ACRON, you know, the people who registering every person in sight, to receive 4.5% of funds provided by Congress. Now the bailout bill supposedly shut ACRON off, but since there is a conflict here it is up to the "Director" whether or not they get the money... Well duhhhh.... do we really have to guess what that means?

Now let me see, 4.5% of $700,000,000,000.00 is $31,500,000,000.00 and that's enough to have a revolution with.

Maybe that "worm hole" does exist.....


I gave Senator Corker's office a call and had a chat with a nice young man who noted that the bill was introduced last February and that the Senator was only 1 of about 12 that voted against it. It was passed in July.

And that the money isn't exclusively ACRON, but to the various Non Profits... some of which are supposed to help people fight eviction from their homes...

Okay, the outrage has gone from get the pitchforks and torches level to just get the pitchforks...

I asked the young man two questions.

First, why didn't the Senator filibuster the bill from the floor of the Senate. He explained that the Democrats had enough Republican votes to pass it so it would have been useless. True, but it would at least have, just maybe, gotten enough exposure that the public would have raised enough hell that the needed 60 votes would have washed away.

Secondly, why did the Senator call a press conference, issue a press release, etc. and whatever, condemning the bill??

Look, my dear Repub chums, and Demos too, the cable news networks gobble content like crazy. Call them. Tell them you want to make a statement. At least that is doing something.