Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aint it the truth????

I can't get my brain around politics, just too much riding on the debate tonight. So I'll do what we used to do before a mission... set around and tell jokes.

This is from Grant M and it really fits in.

The Biker and the Lion

A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.

Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A New York Times reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.'

The biker replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'm a journalist from the New York Times, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and
what political affiliation do you have? '

The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.'

The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:


Why can't they just shut up?

From UrgentAgenda:

UPDATE AT 7:25 A.M. ET: Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Europe and Asia fell for the first time in three days and U.S. index futures tumbled after Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Janet Yellen said the U.S. is already in a recession.

You would think that someone supposedly as smart as Ms Yellen would have had the good sense to avoid the question.

Evidently she does not.

She now joins Bernanke and Paulson in my "Why in the hell can't they shut up?" club.