Saturday, October 10, 2009
Curtis & Leroy
Curtis &Leroy saw an ad in the
Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville,
Mississippi and bought a mule for $100.
The farmer agreed to deliver
the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer
drove up and said,
"Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news,
the mule died last night."
Curtis &Leroy replied,
"Well, then just give us our money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that...
I went and spent it already."
They said, "OK then,
just bring us the dead mule."
The farmer asked,
"What in the world ya'll
gonna do with a dead mule?"
"We gonna raffle him off."
The farmer said,
"You can't raffle off a dead mule!"
Leroy said, "We shore can!
Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later,
the farmer ran into Curtis &Leroy
at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked.
"What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"
They said,"We raffled him off
like we said we wuz gonna do."
we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars
apiece and made a profit of $898."
The farmer said,"My Lord,
didn't anyone complain?"
"Well, the feller who won got upset.
So we gave him his two dollars back."
Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.
They're overseeing the Bailout Program.
Friday, October 09, 2009
note: on occassion, I've used Twitlonger to get the entire tweet.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The media reported (as stated below) that this wasn't well attended. I won't pretend to say I can count the number of people at the rally, but considering that one picture says that Pennsylvania Avenue was totally blocked by protesters, so much so that (I don't know how many) were unable to make it to the Capitol.
Look, the media doesn't want to report how many were there for one simple reason: it doesn't fall into what they want to report. They want to report that the protestors are just crazy a lunatic fringe. If they report anything else, like real numbers, the house of cards falls apart. They won't interview the average, middle American at these rallies or townhall meetings. They look for the outrageous behavior and report it, or the people who are "prove" what they want to report.
Polls are reporting that only 41% of those polled are in favor of Obamacare. If this is such a great idea, why hasn't anyone been able to read the bill until recently? Why is it being constantly challenged with other bills? And to me, most importantly, why is it being rammed through Congress?
Americans aren't stupid, nor are we uncompassionate toward our fellow Americans who don't have health care. We already have one health care system in place; why not expand Medicare to include those who don't have health care? If that's not good enough, then let's sit down and have a reasonable study on what would work.
I have to look twice, and maybe even three times or more at something that just has to be done right now! My question is why? why right now? I want the uninsured to be covered, but I want it to be done right and not have Congress make improvements and corrections at every turn of the calendar - like they've done with the Tax Code.
Think of this about health care: if government health care is so great, why do Canadians come to the US for tests and treatment?
Of course, this rally wasn't only about health care. It was about the rights of the American citizen being trampled on. It was about the Federal Government spending money it doesn't have. It was about people being tired of being patronized and told that Government knows best.
It was about Americans saying we've had enough. We're smart enough to know this isn't about healthcare or making life better for all Americans. This is about power and votes, getting elected and staying elected.
This is a government of the people, for the people, and BY the people. Not just for certain segments of society, by Congress and this Administration.
And now for the email:
Some are “reporting 75,000. Others who were there say 1.8 million! Looks more like the layer to me, how about you?
I think this gathering should be appreciated as the extremely important historical event that it is. This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. The conservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of the 21st century. I believe that this day could be referred to in the not too distant future as the day that changed America. This was the day the great silent conservative majority finally found its voice.
Many of the attendees were quite meek and timid and were unsure of exactly what to expect, this being the first time in their lives they’d been involved in a protest movement. Their fears evaporated early in the day and I saw people reveling in the camaraderie , the joy and sheer civility that was exhibited at the entire event. Chants of “Freedom, freedom, freedom”, “No more czars! No more czars!” carried through the air without the slightest hint of rancor or incivility which is the norm at the leftist rallies I have photographed over the years.
The two photos above show a tiny fraction of the two million ABC estimates attended. I saw signs and heard lots of comments comparing this event to Woodstock . At the time this photo was taken, around 1:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Avenue was still jammed completely, and the mall was packed from the Capitol Building past the Washington Monument. See aerial photos here.
Protesters came from every state in the union. This man came from San Antonio , TX . He said that he was really sorry he hadn’t brought his family. He stated that being a black conservative he was afraid to expose his children to what he expected would be a lot of liberal abuse. He was thrilled with the tenor of the event and the fact that no liberals were present to harass him. He spoke about how incredibly intolerant the left is to black individuals who don’t bow to the party line.
Mike Pence (R-Indiana) was one of the speakers who addressed the crowd: “After years of fighting runaway government on this hill, you people look like the cavalry to me. I believe we are on the verge of a great American awakening.”
San Diego radio host Mason Weaver said from the podium: “I came here because I thought you might want to hear a black man speak without a teleprompter…This government is trying to make a nation of dependent people. Americans have always been independent people…This is not a Republican thing, it’s not a Democrat thing. It’s not a black thing or a white thing. It’s an American thing…We the people are telling them ‘No more! We’ve had enough!”
In the very center of the photo, above the Silence is Consent – Can You Hear Us Now sign, you can see Pennsylvania Ave. , which at this time is totally blocked with protesters who cannot move forward to the Capitol area. Sorry, full up.
There were notable differences though, in the behavior of these attendees. Although the legend of Woodstock is that there was a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie, the truth is that most people were there for the drugs, sex and rock and roll. Today in D.C. there was a true kinship amongst these people based on shared values and intellectual understanding of what America is and how its future is imperiled by big radical government.
No one was having sex in the Reflecting Pool let alone the mud, and I saw no one projectile vomiting on the steps of the Capitol. There were no warnings to avoid the bad acid which would send you on a trip to the hospital. Not just a different era, but a different level of civilized behavior and thought. Oh, and by the way, these people didn’t leave tons of garbage behind when they left. Actually they left no trash behind at all.
Obama Lied, Capitalism Died
We are the mob!
Support Class Envy! Redistribute Wealth.
Speaker: Kiss Our Astroturf!
The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Obama Himself – - – Compassion is Voluntary, Not Compulsory!
WALNUT – Workers Against Lazy Non-Producers United Together — the conservative answer to ACORN. Didn’t have to ask them if they were receiving any taxpayer money like radical left-wing ACORN. Different DNA!
Proud members of the “Angry Mob” and they’re armed with their votes.
Your wallet…the only place Democrats are willing to drill! – Don’t share my wealth – share my work ethic!
Right-wing extremist armed with the Constitution.
Who are the commie czars?
Marxism – the opiate of the asses – Posters from the Peoples Cube are proliferating amongst protesters
Stop Making Profit! — Report all Capitalist Activities to firstname.lastname@example.org
World’s #1 Crypto-Marxist. Endorsed by Fidel Castro: The most powerful progressive candidate to the U.S. presidency.” – GRANMA, Havana , May 26, 2008
Nancy Pelosi has accused patriotic tea-partyers of “carrying swastikas” implying that they are Nazi sympathizers. This event was wall to wall hammers and sickles and words like “socialist” “communist” and “Marxist” etc. It continues to fascinate me how long the Democrats will tolerate this without ever commenting on it. Either they like it, or there’s something to it.
Ever present at Tea Parties are Sons of Liberty reenactors. The couple on the left is from Tennessee and the young lady on the right is not but she joined in the photo. The clothing for the couple was hand stitched by the lady on the left. And boy do they love America.
Carol knew this wasn't true either. She tore up the letter and started again.