February 2010


The federal government has been shut down for a week now.  It strikes me that if we don’t need them for a week, maybe we don’t need them at all.

Of course all 230,000 of them are still getting paid to play in the snow, unlike those of us whose clients pay our salaries voluntarily.

(Thanks for the photo Catherine.  Feel free to sue me for copyright infringement.)

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retarded : adjective : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development

— Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary

So, Rahm Emanuel call a group of White House aides and liberal operatives “retarded” when they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul.  Sounds pretty accurate to me.  Only someone who was “slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development” would think that it was a good idea to attack members of one’s own party on the morning after a colossal slap down.

Now, Sara Palin goes all Jesse Jackson on his ass and insists that Emanuel resign.  What happened to all Palin’s threats of “less politically correct twitters“?

Just one more reminder that Democrats and Republicans are different sides of the same coin.  Both want to spend our money and control our lives.  They just have different plans of attack.

I bet most persons with intellectual disabilities couldn’t care less how Emanual describes the idiots* he has working for him.  Maybe that’s a lesson for the rest of us.

(* Oops, I probably shouldn’t use that word either — idiot : noun : a mentally retarded person having a mental age not exceeding three years and requiring complete custodial care.)

We need to stand up to the special interests, bring Republicans and Democrats together, and pass the farm bill immediately.

Barak Obama

This quote has already been posted by much greater bloggers than I (here, here and here, for example), but it is just such a great example of double-speak. I couldn’t pass it up.

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