Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Morning Quickies

Surreal comment of the day.
With more than 265,000 people tracking his messages, President Barack Obama has the most Twitter followers even though neither he nor his staff have tweeted since he moved into the White House last month.
I haven't heard President Obama make high chirping noises either.

If your vehicle was worth hundreds of millions of pounds or euros you would think that someone would have been watching where they were going instead of driving by Braille.
Britain's government "needs to explain how it is possible for a submarine carrying weapons of mass destruction to collide with another submarine carrying weapons of mass destruction in the middle of the world's second-largest ocean," lawmaker Angus Robertson of the opposition Scottish National Party said.
Everybody knows California is having a budget crisis, but how many people know that it is because a 2/3 majority vote is needed and that the Republicans consistently refuse to see reason?  Even given the opportunity to shaft the poor, disabled and elderly, Republicans stood their ground, refusing to sign anything with a tax increase because they are math challenged.  Are they upset that the bill was drafted by five people behind closed doors and no one knows everything that is in the bill?  No!  Are they happy that businesses are going to receive a permanent tax cut?  No!  One of them has an even better reason for not supporting the budget that a Republican governor is trying to shove down our throats.
Maldonado and Schwarzenegger have a tense relationship: In 2006, the senator publicly criticized the governor for not backing his unsuccessful campaign for state controller.

"Where was he when I needed him?" Maldonado said of Schwarzenegger on Sunday. As for Cogdill, who helped negotiate the budget plan, Maldonado said: "There's a difference between managing a caucus and leading a caucus."
What?  The million dollar makeover of the state controller's office wasn't enough to buy him off?  The state is imploding and these guys are playing games because they want to be reelected by their conservative constituents.  Reelected to what is not entirely clear.  The longer they dawdle, the more dire the budget crisis becomes until the state is completely bankrupt.  Then they will be like the rest of us.  Unemployed.

There really is an App for everything.  Hmm, and all this time I thought that was illegal.


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