Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Few Grins on Tuesday and some Good News

Under the constant avalanche of bad news from D.C., the Gulf and everywhere the administration’s hand reaches, we need to take some time out and appreciate the good news and some times humorous moments in life. Yes, I realize that these are scarce commodities but that doesn’t mean they are non-existent.

For example; we find newly elected New Jersey governor Chris Christie at it again. He is obviously bent on injecting fiscal responsibility by insisting that school districts use available funds and not tap the public purse. If you check the article in  "Jammie Wearing Fool" you will find greater detail on his “radical” method. If he is not careful, he will destroy a concept which I have harbored for years that New Jersey is synonymous with corruption. It is difficult to remember any person in government who has brought such joy to the heart of a conservative as Chris Christie.

If you have little experience listening to Mark Levin, this will be lost on you. His explosions in the face of liberal lies (is that redundant?) is legendary. When I directed my attention to this interview with Al Green, on “real clear politics”, I hesitated for fear of hearing him dissect this poor man as would be normal. Mr. Green recently won a surprising victory in the primary in South Carolina for the Democrat nomination to face Jim DeMint in the November elections. Levin, in a total reversal of technique, was kind, considerate, polite, gentle, and solicitous.

Listen to the interview and you will come away with a firm grasp of the intellectual capacity of the South Carolina Democrat electorate. The most telling moment comes at the end of the interview when he asks Mr. Green to identify his opponent in the upcoming general election. Listen carefully and judge for yourself if my appraisal of Mr. Levin is accurate. Should we file this under “humor” or “good news?”

A commenter on Yahoo Answers posed the following which one can only hope was “tongue in cheek” as a solution to a raft of problems.

“Why not use the stimulus package to voluntarily retire people over 50 that are still working? There are over 40 million people over the age of 50 that are still working. Why not offer them 1 million dollars a piece to take a patriotic retirement with strings attached?

The strings attached.

1. You must buy an American made car = 40 million cars bought= Auto industry fixed

2. You must purchase a house= 40 million homes bought= Housing market fixed

3. You must retire from your job= 40 million job openings= Employment fixed.

Why are we not really getting creative in fixing the economy instead of flushing our money?”

Sounds like a winner right? It is if you have no mathematical knowledge. When a million is multiplied by $40 million the result is $40,000,000,000,000.00 ($40 Trillion.) Don’t hold your breath on this one; even this renegade congress can see through it. This would increase the debt of every man, woman and child by $125,000.00 apiece. Even so, just don’t mention this to any congress critter you might know who could also be mathematically challenged.

I found this on Instapundit yesterday in regard to the proposed $50 billion added stimulus package:

“As my father-in-law said, when they want to raise taxes, it’s always for the teachers and the firemen—but when they actually get the money, it goes to buy leather chairs for guys you’ve never heard of who work downtown.”

When I started this piece I was pleading “grins and some good news” in the offering. After three hours of searching the net, I have to explain that the jokes on me. This is the best I could come up with. I have been accused of seeing the funny side of nearly every issue but it’s getting tougher and tougher.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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