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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Speaker Don't Talk So Good

You know what makes the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's claim that "500 million Americans lose their jobs" every month, so intriguing? That it makes your imagination soar in equal portions to your laughter.

A conversation between my porter (a Democrat) and myself.

He: "Hey, does that mean there are 200 million unaccounted for illegal aliens?!"
Me: "Yeah, and every single American, plus the 200 million illegals lose their jobs every month"
He: "Haha. So who's going to pay for the porkulus package?"
Me: "Printing money which will lead to inflation, borrowing from the Chinese, or having your kids pay for it, which will lead to massive unemployment since why work for lesser returns, especially when you can go on the dole and have others pay your way?"
He: "Scary"

Porkulus is a nod to his avid listening of the Rush Limbaugh show. He hates him, but he listens.

Tell me, is there something in the Congress manual given to legislators that makes all of them inflate our country's stats? If it's not the fact that we have 57 States, it's the 500 million Americans in those 57 States. Is this a redistricting ploy? Inquiring minds.

(And why is Nancy Pelosi, so ripe for mocking by the Saturday Night Live crew, with her monitor lizard facelift, and Kitty Carlisle society matron manner, so much a non-factor in their skits?)

Never has the modern leadership in Washington looked like such thin gruel to me.

Obama is no LBJ -- a man who made a career out of brokering backdoor Senate deals before getting into the Oval Office. This went a long way to explain the ease of the passing of his Great Society projects with a similar majority.

And Nancy Pelosi? Well, she's no John McCormack, heck, she's not even Denny Hestert.

No. They're just one mediocrity after another, on both sides. It's bound to catch up to our nation eventually.

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  • This is a good thing, I think.

    Were any of them skilled, they might be successful, in the same way that LBJ was successful.

    By Blogger blake, at Wed Feb 04, 04:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • When they get that new dog, can Obama pick up by the ears, in the LBJ tradition?

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Feb 04, 05:46:00 pm GMT-5  

  • put an "it" between "pick" and "up". Thank you and have a pleasant flight here on Sundries Airlines!

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Feb 04, 05:47:00 pm GMT-5  

  • There are idiots who will believe her.

    By Blogger Charles, at Wed Feb 04, 06:01:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Speaking of dogs.....I'm wondering what the Obamas will get for a dog. As a purebred dog fancier, it is my hope that they do not resort to anything of the "doodle" variety. Pure and simple, they are mutts. If they want one from the pound or humane society, that's great, but do NOT get one from a "doodle" breeder. That just perpetuates mixed breeds.

    hmmmm sorry.....I have now fallen off my soapbox. clunk (me falling).

    Here is something fun -
    Presidential Dog Trivia

    One of my favorites was President Nixon's King Timahoe who was an Irish setter. I believe that when I was in 7th or 8th grade, I had to do a report and I wrote to President Nixon and he sent me an autographed photo of him and King Tim. Wonder where that is.......

    Okay...returning to my corner of the world....

    Peggy DaValt

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Wed Feb 04, 06:23:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Love him or hate him, LBJ was one hell of a political wheeler and dealer. You'd be hard-pressed to compare our new president to him. In fact, you'd probably be hard-pressed to compare our new president to Jimmy Carter.

    As to Ms. Nancy Pelosi, she has to be given some latitude with her gaffes. She's a woman trying to make her way in a male-dominated society. Battling the staid traditional hierarchical super-structure. Battling it with a $50 million fortune and virtual control over one the most powerful political institutions in the land, but battling it just the same.

    You go girl! (Or something.)

    By Anonymous Starless, at Wed Feb 04, 06:46:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Sorry, I meant "grrrl".

    By Anonymous Starless, at Wed Feb 04, 06:50:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Got busy again guys! I will be back on Friday. Ruth Anne, hold that thought please. :)

    I will definitely comment!


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 05, 01:43:00 am GMT-5  

  • Tell me, is there something in the Congress manual given to legislators that makes all of them inflate our country's stats?

    No, they're just liars.

    Cynical enough? That's a little example of why I've been avoiding politics for the last several weeks.

    By Blogger knox, at Thu Feb 05, 08:36:00 am GMT-5  

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