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And Yet Still More Arena Construction Photoblogging

I know, I know.  But I really dig construction and architecture…

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July 15th, 2009 at 07:18pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Mitt Romney Explains How To Fix Healthcare

So that’s why health insurance is so expensive!

Reform of our health care system can be accomplished by strengthening the private insurance system, as we did in Massachusetts when I was Governor. Strip away burdensome regulations to get the cost of insurance policies down.

Because if there’s one thing wrong with the insurance industry, it’s that it’s too heavily regulated.

2 comments July 15th, 2009 at 03:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Healthcare,Politics,Republicans,Romney

Why I Don’t Smoke

It’s just too expensive.

A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.

Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

I particularly like how it took him two hours to convince Bank of America that a pack of cigarettes does not cost 23 quadrillion dollars.

1 comment July 15th, 2009 at 01:49pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

Bipartisanship Is AWESOME!

Rahm explains The True Meaning Of Bipartisanship:

Emanuel, making a theoretical case for a party-line vote, offered a definition of bipartisanship based not on roll-call votes but on whether Democrats have accepted Republican ideas during the process of negotiations.

He said Democrats already have passed that test, pointing to Republican amendments that the Democratic-controlled Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has adopted.

“That’s a test of bipartisanship — whether you took ideas from both parties,” Emanuel said. “At the end of the day, the test isn’t whether they voted for it,” he said, referring to Republicans. “The test is whether the final product represented some of their ideas. And I think it will.”

Now that’s what I call a best-case scenario – legislation that incorporates Republican ideas, but gets no Republican votes.  The Obama administration has proven very skilled at this particular style of “bipartisanship.”

July 15th, 2009 at 12:40pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Obama,Politics,Republicans

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

It appears that the mainstream media has been misrepresenting the Frank Ricci case.  Thankfully, we have the Weekly World News to get the truth out:

Allyson Humbert had to be removed from a court room by bailiffs yesterday.  Humbert was disrupting the proceedings by waving an Anti-Mutant sign and chanting slogans to the court.

Humbert was, of course, referencing a controversial case in which several firefighters in Greenwich, CT, were denied promotions because no mutants passed the entrance exam.  Two non-mutated white males were fired from the firefighters and eventually replaced by a man with three arms, and a half-mole man.  Sotomayor’s preference against non-mutated whites is being described as racist by her detractors, Allyson Humbert among them.

When questioned Greenwich Fire Chief Andy Coleman says that the two men who were fired were not fired to make room for a minority but routinely stopping for donuts on the way to a fire, and offering up the fire truck for use in wet t-shirt contests.  “We wanted to replace these guys, that’s why we were looking for recruits in the first place!”  Coleman says that his mutant firefighters have since proved to be excellent firemen.  “Mikey 3-Arms, he’s great.  He beat the house record for busting a door down.  And Larry No-Eyes; never taken a sick day.  Not once.  I got no problem with these guys.”

Allyson Humbert fears that on the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor’s racism would go unchecked, with unforeseeable ramifications.  “With her on the bench, normal humans would suffer to help every possible minority.  All in the name of ‘Diversity.’  People should be treated purely on merit, and standardized test scores!  My children shouldn’t have to have extra limbs sewn on just to have a chance at college!  Beware!”  Ms. Humbert’s comments were cut off as she was then put into the back of a police cruiser.

As Sotomayor’s hearings continue further protests are planned by Ms. Humbert’s group, People to Protect People, and other Anti-Mutant discrimination groups.  Counter protests planned by Anti Mutant-discrimination groups, like the National Association for the Advancement of Mutated People and others.

Hey, it sounds to me like the personnel decisions were made on merit, although I am a bit surprised that “Larry No-Eyes” would be much of a fireman…

July 15th, 2009 at 08:04am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

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