Saturday, November 22, 2008

Animal Farm, circa 2008

I got to thinking about the bail out, and for some reason this came to mind.

Squealer: "Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples."
Surely, comrades, surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?
Now if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back. When it was put to them in this light, they had no more to say. The importance of keeping the pigs in good health was all too obvious. So it was agreed without further argument that the milk and the windfall apples (and also the main crop of apples when they ripened) should be reserved for the pigs alone.

"Animal Farm," George Orwell

Seems right up to date, eh?

Paging Mr. Gore! Paging Mr. Al Gore!

Al must have his ears covered.

The South Regional News story states the cold will challenge record lows throughout the Southeast tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 20s as far south as northern Florida and central Louisiana.

Investment Banking Logic

Young Chuck moved to Texas and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.00.

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died.'

Chuck replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.'

The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.'

Chuck said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'

The farmer asked, 'What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'

The farmer said 'You can't raffle off a dead donkey!'

Chuck said, 'Sure I can. Watch me.'

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'

Chuck said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.00.'

The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'

Chuck said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.'

Chuck now works for Tim Geither the new Secretary of Treasury. He is a career employee of the Treasury Department. Part of the new Change. Insuring all the bailout funds are routed to the banks, not the poor slob loosing the home. What bullshite.

Hat tip to Grant M!

Palin watches turkey slaughter

This is what passes as news in the APHussein news bureau and the Denver Post now days.

The reporter should be glad it wasn't a hog slaughtering plant.

Or a Muslim plant doing a ritual slaughter of goats.

WASILLA, ALASKA — Gov. Sarah Palin has granted the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to one lucky turkey, but the video that shocked some viewers captured what was happening in the background.

As she answered questions Thursday at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla cameras from the Anchorage Daily News and others showed the bloody work of an employee slaughtering birds behind the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

On the video, Palin didn't comment about the slaughter as she answered questions, saying she's thankful that her son's Stryker brigade is relatively safe in Iraq and the rest of her family is healthy and happy. She said she's glad to be back in Alaska.

And to think, children actually learned that we kill and eat turkeys!

Wow and all that stuff.