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Thursday, February 24, 2011


The Super Bowl Seat

A man had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl.

As he sat down, he noticed that the seat next to him was empty.

He asked the man on the other side of the empty seat whether anyone was sitting there.

"No," the man replied, "The seat is empty."

"Really?" asked the first man.  "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?"

The second man replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away.   This will be the first Super bowl we haven't been together since we got married in 1967."

"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else -- a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?"

The man shook his head. "No, they're all at the funeral."

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Obama Gets His Wish

Filled up at the gas pumps lately?

No money left over for milk and bread?

Is it at all comforting to know that the soaring price of unleaded is part of our nation's plan for the future?

Obama's energy secretary, one Steven Chu, on gas prices:

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

As you can tell from your trip to the neighborhood Citgo, they have indeed figured it out. Though we have a long way to go to get to where the Europeans have taken fuel costs, gas prices here in the U.S. are going through the roof. At the same time, seventeen million Americans find themselves to be either unemployed or newly underemployed. With 44 million people now living in poverty. With their vehicles providing the only means of transporting them out of their hellhole existences.

So much for the American Dream.

Obama, as you may recall, only regrets the fact that the rise in gas prices hasn't been more gradual.  But you can bet he's pleased as punch that the trend is ever upward.

How gleeful he and his ilk must be these days.

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* Then there are the nitwits who want to add to our burden.  See "Stagnant gas tax needs adjustment."  As you might guess, this call for increasing the suffering came from the leftists at the Roanoke Times.

Only when we are all impoverished (and in chains) will these people be happy.

Changing The Subject

The scourge of unemployment continues to ravage this country - as it has for years.  The home mortgage sector reels in its worst depression ever.  The war in Afghanistan is no longer a war; it's now a halfhearted attempt at meeting an empty campaign promise.  A checklist item that requires - as a side effect - that  American soldiers and marines die.  Inflation is now upon us, with all the devastation that it brings.  The federal debt.  The annual budget deficit.  The energy crisis.  The shortage of food crisis.

And what is Obama concentrating on?

Rome burns. As our president launches an effort to fiddle with the (beleaguered) institution of marriage.

For the love of God.