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Would it kill you to at least make an effort???

From: Uba Kannma
Subject: I am interested… reply quickly

Hello Dear,

I am interested in establishing and operating a very viable business as a means of investment abroad. I do not know too well on how this is done in your country, so I will need you to help me in this regard.

My preference is any good profit yielding business and I would appreciate any viable ideas you could come up with. I will also need you to help me look for properties like homes and lands for sale as I am proposing to invest the sum of Fifty Million United States Dollars ($50,000,000 USD) for this. I do not know if you can and will be of help to me.

For a brief on my personality; my name is Elder Clinton, a Zimbabwean based in U.K.

I am a retired Business man formally into private Shipping Business. I am
62 years of age, married with a wife and 4 lovely kids. I dropped my Shipping business because it wasn’t producing profitable income and above all, the Government is too inquisitive with a lot of political enemies here and there.

My need for this business proposition and to acquire these properties is very urgent as I am planning to move out of this country with my family down to your country. I want you to also help in finding a good home where my family and I will live in. (Mini Estate)

Please I expect your good and prompt reply so that we can proceed swiftly.
I will need your phone and fax numbers for easier communication with you if I am unable to access my emails.

Best Regards,
Mr Adamu Danfudio

So which is it?  Uba Kannma, Elder Clinton, or Admu Danfudio?  I mean, I need to know who to make the checks out to, right?

Also, “Hello Dear” is possibly the greatest salutation ever.

1 comment November 19th, 2009 at 05:54pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Spamoptikon

McCaskill: Congress Is Only Supposed To Do Easy Popular Things

Well, this is certainly inspiring:

Senate Majority Leader Reid Tuesday said Democrats will try to move a climate and energy bill early next year as part of a larger effort to address the economy.

“We’re going to try to do that sometime in the spring,” Reid said about the climate bill.


Some senators are skeptical lawmakers will be ready to tackle another huge issue after finishing health care. “After you do one really, really big, really, really hard thing that makes everybody mad, I don’t think anybody’s excited about doing another really, really big thing that’s really, really hard that makes everybody mad,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said. “Climate fits that category.”

Yes, apparently Congress has an allotment of one Big Difficult Thing per year.  That would certainly explain why they were so cautious and incrementalist during the Bush Era, right?

3 comments November 19th, 2009 at 11:36am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Environment,Politics,Quotes,Wankers


It looks like the Democrats have finally realized that unemployment is important to American voters, and that breezily stating that the economy is recovering fine and jobs are just a “lagging indicator” is not going to cut it (it is, in fact, so staggeringly tone-deaf that it’s actually worse than saying nothing).

Best of all, Democrats pursuing an actual jobs bill puts the Republicans in an awkward position:

Without doubt, Republicans will oppose a new jobs bill with near unanimity. Michael Steele has already said that any jobs created by infrastructure rebuilding efforts aren’t real jobs, but that conservative mindset isn’t resonating with voters who can tell the difference between being employed and unemployed.

Polls show notion of a federal jobs bill is overwhelmingly popular, even in the South, even among Republicans. As long as the bill stays focused on creating jobs it will be a huge winner in substantive terms, and given the public’s focus on job creation, that means sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk early next year will be a great way to start off the 2010 political season.

So much for the GOP’s burgeoning attempt to brand themselves as the populist party of the little guy – funny how their idea of helping the little guy always seems to involve helping corporations and rich people rather than helping the little guy directly.  (One of the Republicans’ all-time cleverest linguistic tricks was when they started substituting the word “jobs” for the word “profit” – I mean, who doesn’t want us to maximize jobs, right?)

If Obama and the Democrats had had the good sense to smack the banksters around instead of giving into them and feeding them trillions of taxpayer dollars, there would be a lot fewer teabaggers, and the poll numbers for 2010 probably wouldn’t look nearly as dire.  Not screwing around on healthcare probably would help too.

3 comments November 19th, 2009 at 07:03am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Economy,Politics,Republicans

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