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Friday, March 25, 2011

Dumbplumber Shorts

Dumbplumber Shorts

News reports say that China and Russia are encouraging a cease fire in Libya, so that claims can be investigated that civilians are being killed. Now let me get this straight, Russia and China are concerned about civilians in Libya. Whew, that was a close one. I was thinking that they meant civilians in their own countries.

Col. Muammar Kaddafi has been out foxing western countries for over 40 years. From downing of a jetliner over Scotland, to his bombings of nightclubs and Embassies he has baffled administration after administration.

However, recently he has exhibited behavior far in excess of anything seen before. From his designer sunglasses, to his multiple, exotic, flowing robes, to his numerous extravagant headdresses, it appears that he would be more comfortable shopping at ’Mood’, the famous fabric store in New York, than Home Depot.

And those of us who are fans of reality television think Muammar is far less equipped to lead a war against NATO and far more prepared for the ‘final four’ on Project Runway.

Political Ignorance isn’t just in D.C.. Recently, I had the displeasure of attending a Board of Supervisors meeting in Redding. Sticking around for round 2 on the agenda, I had the opportunity of witnessing some serious butt-kissing by the county Economic Development director, who spent 8 minutes blowing ice cream and sprinkles up my boxers, justifying whatever pay check he receives. I haven’t heard so much “rollout”, “next month” and “in the future” since I stopped looking for the pot-of-gold at the end of the Shamwow rainbow.

But the real eye-opener came at the end of the presentation when my District’s Supervisor, Glenn Hawes, exclaimed the “all this (economic) hysteria is in ‘their’ heads”. He would be far better informed about California’s economic state if he started getting his news from something other than the paid hacks spouting sparkles and unicorns to justify their salaries. For Christ’s sake Glenn, even MSNBC acknowledges that California’s finances are in the dumper.

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