September 28, 2008
A friend* was kind enough to send me this piece. He read it on the Internet, so you darn well know it’s true. Besides it sounds like Nancy Pelosi.
A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF REPRESENTATION WE HAVE IN CONGRESS:
A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) happened to appear.
Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.
“Would you mind telling me, Doctor,” she asked, “how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?”
“Nothing is easier,” he replied. “You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track.”
“What sort of question?” asked Pelosi.
Well, you might ask ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'”
Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, “You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.”
She who would be queen.
* Tip of the old hat to Donald J for the idea.
May 8, 2007
Bob got a good howl the other day as he was doing his late night Internet cruising and came upon an amusing clip from the “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. Seems Jon was up for a little mocking of Alaskan (R) State Senator Ted Stevens who was, and may still be in charge of the Internet. Jon had a video clip of him describing the Web as a series of “tubes”.
The clip was followed by a discussion between Jon and John Hodgman. He is best known as being “PC” one the Apple computer commercials. A very insightful discussion it was too.
What is scary is that Sen. Ted Stevens really hasn’t the faintest idea how the Internet works… And he is a man of power. No wonder Bob doesn’t sleep well! Take a look at the list of all committees and subcommittees on which Senator Stevens serves. Then you too can stay up with Bob and cruise the net.
Well, I guess I’ll sign off now and let you try to get some sleep. Sleep well in the knowledge that our country is in the hands of men and women like Sen. Ted Stevens. (Anybody got any extra Xanax?)
Rest well humans,
Ruby (yeah, and Bob)