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News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, it seems to me the American people are starting to send a signal to big government and Wall Street, that we’re not going to take it anymore. We’re fed up with business as usual. We’re saying…
Oh, please. You call a couple of primary election surprises and some Tea Party rallies a signal?
Er, sure. What do YOU consider a clear signal, Blog Guy?
Try the marble sculpture they just put up in front of the Milan Stock Exchange. Now those Italians, THEY know how to send a signal!
Yikes! That’s some sculpture, Blog Guy. What’s the name of it? I bet it’s a four-letter word?
Blog Guy, it looks to me like those Government Death Panels you write about still aren’t popular. Is President Obama doing anything to help sell them as part of his health care reform?
Sure. I guess you haven’t seen his promotional video based on the classic kids’ movie, “Mary Poppins.”
Welcome back to our very popular TV reality series, “Let’s get Virile, Cyril!” where we randomly look in on world leaders to check their testosterone level.
Okay, let’s use our Man-Cam to zoom in on some top leaders. Shhhhhh, remember, they don’t know we’re coming.
Blog Guy, I see the Obamas are vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard again this summer. Those lucky residents! They can just walk out on their porches and balconies and see Barack and Michelle. What fun!
Well, yes and no. It’s more work than it was the last time Obama went to the Vineyard.
Blog Guy, I just found out there’s an election underway in Australia. Can you explain how the process works down there?
Sure. As far as I’m aware, it’s a unique electoral system. They dangle the candidates from ropes over a pool of water with a huge saltwater crocodile in it, and the one he doesn’t eat becomes prime minister.
Blog Guy, my sister went to Washington DC this summer and got her picture taken with President Obama at some event. Is that worth anything?
It all depends on the quality of the cutout. You know, did they use good cardboard, nice glossy finish, great big grin, almost real, that kind of thing.
Okay, this one just struck me as very funny. The actual photo caption tells us that residents in Najaf, Iraq, are protesting a visit by Vice President Joe Biden two days ago, but I can’t help noticing their banner rails against George Bush.
I asked the folks at our Baghdad bureau, and they suggested that maybe the protesters were too lazy to print a new sign, too poor to print a new sign, or just hadn’t been told about recent changes in the U.S.