Last night at the R-words Presidential debate in Iowa, Herman Cain said “America has got to learn how to take a joke.” Boy, no kidding! Lighten up already!
Of course the danger with that strategy is that once people start thinking of you as a joke, it’s hard to get them to take you seriously again. So we’re going to straddle that sensitive middle between levity and pontification.
Butt since we’ve reached TGIF without the world collapsing, and because we were talking about jokes, I’d like to pass this little gem along from Larwyn, who might have gotten it from Rodger King of France. She always has the best jokes, and I thought you might like to give your social network friends a reason to smile after such a gawd-awful week:
While on Air Force One, Big Guy looked out the window and said to Lady M, "you know, if I threw a $1000 bill out the window, I could make someone on the ground pretty happy."
Lady M replies, "if you threw out ten $100 dollar bills, you could make 10 people very happy."
Hearing that exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes, turns to his co-pilot and says, " I could throw them both out of the window and make the whole country happy."
That would be even funnier except for the fact that Big Guy’s already thrown a couple trillion dollars out the window, and nobody’s laughing. So I guess I see Herman’s point.
Anyway, BO went to Holland, Michigan yesterday for a photo op at a green battery factory that was funded by tax payers (you’re welcome, Johnson Controls). He reiterated one of his new campaign promises that "I'm not going to stop until every person in America who wants a job can find one." (Butt remember: “if you like your unemployment check, you can keep it.”)
He went on to warn that cutting Medicare and Social Security to pay down the deficit would just make the economic crisis worse so we have to end tax subsidies for oil companies instead, so “every person in America who wants a job can find one."
Then, he took a page from Lady M’s Little Book of Hectoring and told the on-the-clock workers: “There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.”
Maybe Big Guy thinks we need to learn how to take a joke too. Because surely he knows that he just described his own team members, not the Tea Party who he was alluding to. Hee hee, now that’s funny, no? Our first Ironic President – that’s historical! No wait – I mean hysterical! Hee hee hee, I’m cracking myself up! God bless Herman Cain, he was soooo right! Can’t you take a joke America?
I feel that Big Guy’s really tapping into the zeitgeist now. Everyone’s looking for an ass to kick. No need to look too far.
Don’t let the ass kick you on the way out the door