Saturday, February 14, 2009

Erudite? Hahahaha!

With so much hooey going on - the stimulus package that is primarily a laundry list of every pet project people could conceive, as well as paybacks for all of the "help" given Obama to get into the White House, I thought we could all use a little comic relief. Here, then, is Jon Stewart on Obama's first White House press conference:



As we were watching this video, my partner said, "Wow, this would make a great drinking game!" even before Stewart said it (it's even funnier that she said that since neither one of us drinks alcohol, and haven't for years). And it would! I recommend, though, that you either make sure you play this game at home, or at the home of someone with whom you can spend the night, because you will get SLOSHED. So much for him being erudite, huh? Yeah...

So, If you find youself thinking about General Motors getting an additional $3.2 billion tax break on top of all the other billions it received previously, or how it includes $1.2 billion for "youth activities" (as in Obama's Youth?) or that the amount for light rail is FOUR TIMES what it was in previous bills (now $8 billion) how the final bill included this provision:
Perhaps the worst part, however, appears in Section 1607 of the final bill. This section essentially says that if a governor refuses to accept stimulus funds allocated to his or her state, the state legislature can override the governor's decision by passing a concurrent resolution. It means that governors, such as South Carolina's Gov. Mark Sanford, who have said that they would not accept the money, could be overridden by their state legislative bodies.

You may just want to take another look at the video, grab a glass of your favorite beverage, and have at it.

Like they say, better to laugh than to cry, right?

2 comments:

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Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

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