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Putting Americans (And Students) To Work

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So there’s a road construction project or two around the Shittsburgh region, and I get a chuckle whenever I drive by this sign every day.

I wonder that the little guy (or gal) is shoveling? Hmmm…

I thought about Photoshopping the sign to read something like, “Project Funded by YOUR GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN~!!!”, but we’ve been passing debt from one generation to the next like this since Reagan. This actually reminds me of my high school years. Every year the Junior class would start planning for their Senior prom. What got discussed during this time were ways to fund this event. Well, from what I heard, each year the Senior class just passed the cost of the prom down to the next class. Well the buck stopped with my class. Boo. Then again, what am I bitching about? I did jack-shit regarding fundraising efforts. Hell, I still remember the conversation I had with my math teacher after the class assembly regarding this issue.

Me and a few other Juniors got out of math class to go to this assembly. At this assembly we were told we had to sell something — I think they were Pizza Hut gift cards. Anyway, the assembly took about 15 minutes, but I roamed the halls with a few other kids for 15 more minutes. When I got back to class I was by far the last person to arrive, so the teacher knew I was fucking around out in the halls. She then started asking me about the assembly and blahblahblah. The following conversation was had. You can figure out who’s who.

So what does your class have to do for fundraising?

Sell these stupid pizza cards. Whoever sells the most gets *name of some prize that I can’t remember.*

Oh, so you’re going to go out and sell as much as you can?

No.

Why not?

Well I’m not going to prom, and why bother selling cards when some rich kid is just going to get his dad to make all his workers buy 20 cards each?

My God. I had quite the case of class envy back then.

Let’s just say that answer, coupled with the fact the group of burn-out kids in back of the class began laughing out loud, didn’t go over well.

And I ended up going to senior prom. Maybe I should have sold some pizza cards.

Hey, this reminds me of another fundraising story. I was in grade school; can’t remember the grade. We had to sell candy bars. I’m pretty sure we had a box of 10 candy bars for $1 each. Well I had $10 from something-or-other so rather than just go door-to-door pimping my wares, I just bought and ate them all. The next day or so I gave my teacher the $10. The teacher asked if I wanted to sell any more (I think there was a similar whoever-sells-the-most-wins-something-lame contest going on). I don’t think I was as cynical or snide in my response to this teacher than I was to my 11th-grade math teacher, but I do remember only buying one box of chocolate.

You know, after I typed this last paragraph I was trying to think of a title to this entry. I scrolled up and then I realized that I began talking about the “Putting Americans To Work” signs I see on my way to and from work.

And I’m making fun of a silhouette; I can shovel with the best of them. But at least I’m not BANKRUPTING YOUR GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN~!!!!

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Life

Steve Mason’s My Top Doc For The Day

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I have never heard of Steve Mason before today, and he’s my dawg even though he works for ESPN Radio.

I had Jim Rome’s TV show on today and he was a guest on his “panel” segment. And when the topic of Gilbert Arenas possibly facing three months in jail came up, he defended Arenas.

And he’s still employed by ESPN. Probably not for long.

Mason had the nerve to say that while what Arenas did was stupid, it didn’t deserve jail time. Of course the other panelist and Rome disagreed, but Mason stood his ground and said he’s all for gun owner’s rights.

Holy shit.

With all the “OMG WTF” going on by ESPN commentators about Arenas and his gun incident, you would have thought he actually shot someone. Mason even defended Plaxico Burress and said HE shouldn’t be in jail — and I agree.

Funny thing is that while this segment was on the air, the ESPN bottom-screen crawl had the following story:

Former Major League Baseball star Dwight Gooden has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident.

The former pitcher for the New York Mets and New York Yankees had a child in his vehicle at the time of the two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Franklin Lakes police Capt. Joseph Seltenrich said.

Police wouldn’t say whose child it was, but they said no one was hurt.

Gooden also was charged with child endangerment and motor vehicle violations, authorities said. They wouldn’t release details, including the type of drugs.

Let’s see, who was a bigger thread to others: Arenas or Gooden?

And which one will ESPN be in more hysterics over?

And which athlete’s punishment is more deserving of jail time?

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Sports

Secret Muslim Antichrist

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OK now I’m calling bullshit on the poll findings below.

What’s with this “may” stuff?

Americans who suggest President Hussein should rot in hell are apparently deadly serious.

Nearly a quarter of Republicans believe America’s Top Imam ‘may be the Antichrist’, according to a survey.

And it’s nice to know that NOW we’re going to talk about presidents being compared to that guy in Germany.

An even greater number compared him to Hitler.

And what’s with this “secret” stuff?

More than half of the Republicans quizzed by Harris Poll, 57 per cent, believed the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher was secretly Muslim, something he has consistently denied.

I love how the article adds, “something he has consistently denied.” For some reason that got a laugh out of me.

Here’s the other reason I’m calling shenanigans on this poll: If there were so many people who believed all this, I would have a lot more readers at this place.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Posted in News