Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deep, Scary, Funny


"Everything in excess is opposed to nature."


Let me get this straight...

We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee head who says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,signed by a President that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke.

(my note: this next part is the really scary part)

What could possibly go wrong?

Funny :)

(My note: Please keep in mind - it's a JOKE! I hope to make friends here, not lose them :)

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted GEORGE BUSH fishing in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me,can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

George consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, you're approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied George. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you're not any help at all."

George smiled and responded, "You must be an OBAMA Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said George, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."


Scattering Lupines said...

Didn't lose a friend here! Brilliantly and concisely stated in the above portion-- funny story/joke below.

My EfM lesson the other day was talking about the new Deuteronomic Code being passed in Jerusalem and what that meant for the people and the priests. This line stood out to me:

"The provision may seem fair-- even generous-- but it could not work."

WHY oh WHY do we have to KEEP learning this lesson in history????

Yiota said...

Our ancient Greek philosophers knew so much, I sometimes wonder why the world is not driven by their wisdom. Well, partly it is but not ehough if you ask me.

I liked the scary story, too and found the joke hilarious. Thanks.

Susan said...

hilarious joke!!! Yes,a dn very scary. Did you write that or find it somewhere else?

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hello Friend!
I love the Deep quote - and may post it at my desk!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hello friends :)

Lupine...if I knew why I just might run for President myself.

Yiota - Seem perplexing issues span the ages - but what happened to the wisdom learned from those who learned valuable lessons (so often from mistakes) over time?

Susan! So good to "see you" :) No - I didn't write idea who did. Both the "scary" & the "funny" found their way to me via e-mail forwards that have probably been circulating in cyberspace for who knows how long.

Hey Farmgal! Do you have an "in box" on your desk? If yes, ph you should strategically post it near there...where excess can so often seem SO excessive :)

Mug said...

Oh, this is good! I've got to print out a copy to leave in the teacher's lounge....Staunch group of worried and fed-up people sits around my lunch table every day....Ha! no pun intended with the "fed-up" people sitting around the "lunch table":)

Read it to my hubby who chuckled in appreciation......