Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Sometimes the blog just writes itself…

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Okay, these numbers just make no sense to me. The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows that 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

So wait. You’re telling me that 18 percent of Americans DO approve of how they’re doing? Seriously?

Where the hell are they finding these people? Sensory deprivation tanks? Institutions for the criminally insane? Astronauts just back from the Space Station?

Are these approvers really just thankful that they haven’t yet received a photo of their congressman shirtless, or worse?

I’ll have the Satan Sandwich, sugar-coated!

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Blog Guy, I know you keep up with food trends, and I saw mention of a mouth-watering treat while reading all the stories about the debt crisis…

I’ll bet you’re talking about the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who called the debt deal a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”

The most romantic protests ever?

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Blog Guy, I read that they’re having street protests in Casablanca. Can you give us some details?

You know I don’t like to do research.

Well, maybe you could just look at some recent photos and guess what’s going on, as usual?

Folks, we may be in for a Trumpy landing

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Blog Guy, we know you were pretty upset about Donald Trump not running for president, clearly a huge loss of humor potential for your blog. Are you getting over it?

I don’t have to. My staff researcher found a loophole on page 466 of the book “The Bloggers’ Code.”

What could be insaner than to smoke like Speaker Boehner?

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Quick quiz: Speaker of the House John Boehner is puffing on a cigarette…

a) in his own back yard.

b) in Ohio or someplace like that.

c) in an airplane lavatory after invoking his Congressional Smoke Detector Disabling Privileges.

d) at a White House picnic.

You’re not going to believe this, but he is indeed at a White House family picnic, complete with foot-long hot dogs, a pie-throwing contest, and impressionable children.

Up high, down low, too slow…

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Blog Guy, have you ever thought of running for national office? I mean, you live in DC anyway, so it’s not like you’d have to move very far.

Thanks for asking, but I just couldn’t handle that much compromise.

Ah, I hear you. You mean the hypocrisy, the back-room deals, the corruption?

Nah, I mean all the high-fives. I can stand that other stuff, but I will not high five, even if it means my political career.

Palin gets a palm reading?

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Blog Guy, a few days ago you said it looked like Sarah Palin is really going to run. You’ve been closely watching her bus trip this week, so now what do you think?

Oh, she’s looking more and more like a candidate to me.

Here she is in New Hampshire yesterday with her family, chatting with lobsters.

She also appears to be trying out signs with a possible campaign slogan, though personally I think her team should be able to come up with something much more effective than that one.

How do you get corn to stay on this thing?

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Quick quiz: the politician in this photo is…

a) Just noticing they have strange microphones in Iowa.

b) Wondering why these people attach corn to a stick before they eat it.

c) Wishing he’d brought some toilet paper with him to take to the outhouse.

d) Thinking of beating himself to death to get away from all these farmers.

This was an easy one. I’ll accept any of the above answers because I’m so happy to have another goofy person entering the 2012 presidential race.

Real nice tats, you betcha!

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Hey Blog Guy, I know you’re really into presidential politics. So, is Sarah Palin going to run, or not?

It’s hard to say for sure, but all the telltale signs are there.

Like what?

Well, she was here in DC on Sunday, and she did the traditional Admiring of the Tattoos, as every prospective candidate does.

No long-winded speeches for these lawmakers

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Blog Guy, I know you’re a keen observer of politics and government around the world. Do all lawmaking bodies work pretty much the same?

Not really, there are some subtle variations. In Ukraine, for instance, if a member of parliament wants to speak he has to be choked first, as you can see in this photo taken yesterday.