Posts Tagged ‘reid’
June 4th, 2011 Posted 12:56 pm
More congresspeople on both sides of the aisle are now belatedly recognizing that the Debt can stand no more raising. This realization has apparently come after these lunks and lunk staffs had been barraged with phone calls from their 4th and 5th grade Math teachers, who scolded them on their failure to understand basic arithmetic…and in particular their seemingly total obliviousness to the chapter on “Subtraction”. The scoldings have appeared to have hit home, as many voted down the recent attempt to raise the debt ceiling.
Mrs. Marge Flumpzit, who was the elementary school teacher of Harry Reid, was an outspoken member of this band of teachers. Flumzit, who is now 97 years old, still remembers the precocious Reid who was always throwing spitballs at the girls in class while she was trying to explain how subtraction worked…and how it was quite different from addition. Flumpzit was able, in those days, to be able to whack Reid with a yardstick or fire a piece of chalk at his ear if he was not paying full attention. But, she says, it did no good as Reid would resume his spitball fettish moments later. “The bad thing,” she lamented, “was that I’d have to go clean up those disgusting, slimy balls of snotty goo after class. Some of them would literally stick to the wall. Yeah, I don’t think that kid retained one lousy ounce of subtraction knowledge.”
Experts in the field of Mathematics Education have explained that this phenomenon is not that uncommon, particularly among dimwits. Jonathan Wanker, the Executive Director of the Mathnerd Institute, says that kids with lightly loaded melons often struggle with the difficult concepts of subtraction and division, frequently turning to a variety of distractions, which may include daydreaming, writing little notes to classmates, or wetting their pants, as defensive measures.
The sad thing, Wanker states, is that all too frequently these subtraction-ignoramuses tend to find careers in Politics. Their lack of fluency with Subtraction can, and has, become a real danger to the unsuspecting public, who often have trouble understanding how a congress person or senator can really be that dumb. The public just does not realize, according to Wanker, that some people are not wired to process this “higher level” math, no matter how much tutoring or yardstick whacking they receive.
Wanker sas that, eventually, citizens may require that politicians take a simple arithmetic test, including plenty of subtraction problems, before being allowed to register as a candidate. The test may have subtraction problems that are 5, 6, or maybe even 9 digits long to really test the skill level and competency. This, he says, may not screen out all the numbskulls, but it could certainly make a dent.
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June 13th, 2010 Posted 1:53 am
Nancy Pelosi…come on down!! You are the next contestant on the Price is Fright. Whooop, whooop, whooop. Okay contestants, here we go. Johnny, what’s the next item up for bid?
Bob, the next item is….a package of 100 fresh new jobs!!!! These are not just any jobs. They are jobs for people with no skill whatsoever. From Slob Mart, your source for thumb-twiddling that keeps people busy…but not too busy. Nancy?
I’ll bid $100 billion.
Wow, Nancy, that’s about $ 1 million per worker. Remember this is just wheel-spinning type work, not brain surgery. Harry?
Yeah, that’s way too high for jobs that are basically make-work jobs. Come on, give me a break. I’ll say $78 billion.
Okay, now we’re getting serious. Joe….you’re next…
I’ll bid one dollar.
One dollar for 100 jobs?? Are you just plain nuts, are you smoking dope, are you a babbling nincompoo…..ooops, never mind. Okay, one dollar. Barack?
It’s not as simple as just bidding for jobs at some arbitrary price. It’s about the impact this type of job creation will do to the overall national economy. These 100 jobs will be a catalyst to spark job creation on a broad scale, across each and every industry, from autos to computer information systems, from high-end consulting to low-end toilet cleaning. And how do you measure the value of creating these jobs? You can’t ….
Barack, Barack….please, man. Just shut up. Shut your cake hole, and give me a freaking bid already.
$62 billion. There….you happy now? You dirty, good-for-nothing mother mrrrrr, mrrrrrr, mrrrrr, mrrrrr….
Thank you. Retail price….$62 billion!! Barack, you got the number precisely on the dot. How did you ever do that?
It’s easy, Bob. He’s the one who makes up the friggin’ numbers. He pulls the number out of thin air, and pooof, it’s a done deal. If he would have said $200 billion, the answer you would have shouted would have been $200 billion. Are you that naive?
Harry, it sounds like there is a little resentment building there in your craw. Am I right? A little jealousy going on between you and the big guy? Are you getting your little snoot in a wrinkle?
No, Bob. I don’t care if he always wins. I mean we’re all winners when we dump $62 billion to create jobs in the important “unskilled” element of the labor force…the guys who can’t walk and chew gum…the poor fellows who add zero value to our national productivity. We know that if the government doesn’t do it, no one will. Certainly the private sector won’t do its civic duty by offering these poor deadbeat souls a job. No, Bob, I’m happy and proud to be playing the game, and frankly can’t wait for the next item up for bid.
(Buzzzzzz). I’m sorry, but we’re out of time for today. But please join us tomorrow, when our contestants will be bidding on a research study to evaluate the consistency of hedgehog bowel movements. Until then, good night friends.
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