Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jerks, Idiots, Congress; But I Repeat Myself

So, I'm lookin' for The Very Latest on the verdammpt nationalsocialization of healthcare that the Senate is workin'* on the Sabbath† about and in the process, I stumble across a Leftie blog with an animated barcode thingie, pointing out that if the first three digits are 729," that means the product was made in Israel and urging readers to "boycott Israeli goods." ('Cos, I guess, he figures they don't have enough troubles already?)

Yeah? It works both ways, chum; from now on, I can look for and buy items made in Israel and with the list of country codes, pick others to boycott.

I am, however, a bit miffed to discover Teh Intarwebz goes a bit slow-ish on the weekends, newswise; the TV -- the tellyvision! oh, the shame -- seems to have scooped online sources for the Very Latest hair-curdling news from the Meddlers On The Potomac and it sure looks like the [word omitted] are up to no good.
* To the extent that thing they do can be called "work."

† Everybody's Sabbath, or very nearly, since they are "working" both weekend days. I always figured the reason Congress got weekends off was to limit the damage they could accomplish in any one week and now it is confirmed.


Jeffro said...

Nice nod to Clemens in your post title.

BobG said...

And also:

“Washington is a stud farm for every jackass in the country.”
- Mark Twain

And a couple from one of my favorite humorists:

"Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."
- Will Rogers

"Budget: A mythical beanbag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull beans out."
- Will Rogers

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

They also used to take summers off. Then and only then was the Republic safe. See what air-conditioning has done to us?