Thursday, January 8, 2009

Clowns in the market and government

It can also be said one's response to a clown might depend on where it's seen[citation needed]. At a circus or a party, a clown is normal and may easily be funny. The same clown knocking on one's front door at sunset is more likely to generate fear or distress than laughter or amusement[citation needed]. This effect is summed up in a quote often attributed to actor Lon Chaney, Sr.: "There is nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." Ute myths feature a cannibalistic clown monster called the Siats.[citation needed

Maybe there is a point there.

Quote of the day from a fund manager: "This is worse than a divorce.... I've lost half of my net worth and I still have my wife.."

The bailout: a different perspective. Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are entrusting the economy of our country to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze? You better hope your car keeps running!


Both jokes have been around for a bit and I thought of the Mustang Ranch one today while listening to The Chosen One tell us how bad things were but how he would save us all...

Jimmy M must have been reading my mind because he sent it to me.

Palin re Couric

Point of the Century!
"…Katie, you’re not the center of everybody’s universe,"

Palin interview video.

Obama Comes


This is from Urgent Agenda!


Posted at 7:30 a.m. ET

We begin a new feature - the countdown to the new age, when peace will cover the Earth, the oceans will recede, and Chryslers will sell again. This is the coming of the age of Obamius.

With 12 days to go, we can report the following developments:

- CIA director designate Leon Panetta was seen, with fake beard, and nose and glasses set, sneaking out of a video store with old DVD's of "I Spy." In addition, it is known that Panetta has written to Sean Connery, asking for advice.

- Chris Matthews was rushed to Washington's Georgetown University Hospital suffering from acute leg tingle. Matthews, who once reported a tingle up his leg whenever he heard Obama speak, alarmed co-workers when he complained of a sharper tingle up the other leg.

- Some five million people are expected at the inauguration, 95 percent of whom are personal friends of Roland Burris.

- The president-elect, after reviewing the work of Governor Rod Blagojevich, is set to announce that he is no longer from Illinois, but from Kansas. He will say, "We only have one state at a time."

- After seeing the latest Senate polls from New York, Mr. Obama denied knowing Caroline Kennedy, but said he understood that she was a campaign volunteer.

- Mr. Obama profusely apologized to the living former presidents, who met with him at the White House, after learning they'd been stripped searched and drugged before being allowed near him. But Jimmy Carter bit him anyway.

More bulletins coming each day 'til January 20th, the day of Obamius.

January 8, 2009.