Purple and Gold Wrigley

A little Purple and Gold in downtown Chicago, courtesy of the Illinois taxpayer. YJ and I cashed in our “Get out of Columbus” card for a conference she was attending. I got to see some sights. My car made it trough unscathed, this time (Niles is a little different from the South Side, nevertheless I was told to leave my windows rolled down so hooligans can steal my factory radio without damaging the car.)

Posted at 10:24 pm by Johnny B

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Ass-Clowns

Senate Democrats still don’t seem to have a cohesive message on what the Administration should do in Iraq. Sen. Russ Feingold, one of the most vocal critics of the war, announced yesterday that he plans to try to attach an amendment to the emergency supplemental calling for the redeployment of US troops in Iraq by December 31. Remember, fellow Sen. John Kerry has come out in favor of a May 15 deadline for Iraq to form a government before the United States withdraws its troops. Sen. Joe Biden, meanwhile, wants to attach an amendment to the supplemental bill “opposing permanent military bases in Iraq and U.S. control of the country’s natural resources,” per a release from his office yesterday.

Posted at 09:22 am by DC Offline

Posted by John Broussard @ 04/29/2006 10:21 PM PDT
Good point monster. Another example of ass-clownery is the recent opposition to the proposal to take defense money from Iraq and Afghanistan and apply it to secure the borders. This is a winner for Republicans and Hillary is on NPR screaming about body armor. Dems have got to know they are in a losing position on this one…didn’t Kerry complain about not enough domestic spending because of the war?

I had just called a beloved Columbus driver an ass-clown Friday morning, a few hours before you posted.

Posted by BP @ 05/01/2006 11:54 AM PDT
of course hillary is screaming about body armor…she’s trying as hard as she can to come at Bush from the right as often as possible. BUT it’s amazing how vulnerable the Republican side is on the border issue, and how slow the democrats are at taking advantage of it.

it’s the best issue yet to be at the right of the President, yet they just can’t truly bring themselves to do it.

I guess political pandering only goes so far even for the dems.

Immigrants out, offshore drilling in?

That’s what the State of Georgia decided and the Commonwealth of Virginia is debating, respectively. My jaw dropped when I heard Mark Warner supported offshore drilling for Virginia. If people of this country don’t see the writing on the wall and start getting that oil, well, there will be more exploration down home at least.

Posted at 10:07 pm by Johnny B

Posted by BP @ 04/19/2006 07:30 AM PDT
In my opinion, the Georgia thing is great news. If the States take action on thier own, the Fed can either sit by idly as it has for years, or flounder around with various and sundry versions of an amnesty bill. Either way, the states have a right to protect THEIR sovereignty.

NOLA mayor’s race

The NOLA mayor’s race is heating up and this scandal is pretty damning to one candidate. I figure y’all would appreciate this one.

Posted at 09:47 pm by Johnny B

Google schmoogle

Some of you may know I’m a big fan of Google products: the local maps are amazing, the webmail is great, and the search engine is the only one I’ll use.

Have any of you ever noticed that on every holiday, Google changes their Logo to reflect the image of that holiday…St Patty’s day, first day of spring, or whatever, Martin Luther King’s birthday, Independence day, national Library week…

http://www.google.com/intl/en/holidaylogos.html

Check out what the logo looks like for today…(it’s Easter by the way).

Yep…you got it. Apparently Easter isn’t really a holiday.

Update: Now that I’ve essentially sold my soul to Google (blogger, calendar, spreadsheets)…this post is a little irrelevant.

Posted at 12:41 pm by Logipundit

Posted by John Broussard @ 04/17/2006 08:31 AM PDT
If you go back to 2000, you find one example of an Easter logo:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/Easter/feature_easter.html

Nice to see Easter gets the same recognition as, say, The Buring Man Festival. I can’t wait to see what logo they have for Ramadan.

Lost as a goose

It’s that time of year again, when all of the Canadian geese come back up for the summer. Often we have a flock that just hangs around in various places. Can’t hunt ’em, which is a shame. Sometimes I feel like chasing after them Wile E Coyote style. Occasionally they get stuck in the parking lot of the mall, lost as, well, geese. Sometimes I can really relate to these guys.

Posted at 12:13 am by Johnny B

Latest Outsourcing News

Congress today announced the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of April 12, 2006. The move is being made to save the President’s $400,000 yearly salary, and also a record $521 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead the office has incurred during the last 5 years.

“We believe this is a wise move financially. Cost savings should be significant,” stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). Reynolds, with the aid of the Government Accounting Office, has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. “We cannot expect to remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay,” Reynolds noted.

Mr. Bush was informed by email this morning of his termination. Preparations for the job move have been underway for sometime. Gurvinder Singh of Indus Tele-services, Mumbai will be assuming the office of President as of April 12, 2006. Mr. Singh was born in the US while his Indian parents were vacationing at Niagara Falls, thus making him eligible for the position. He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month, but with no health coverage or other benefits. It is believed Mr. Singh will be able to handle his job responsibilities without a support staff. Due to the time difference between the US and India, he will be working primarily at night, when few offices of the US Government will be open.

“Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the American Express call center,” stated Mr. Singh in an exclusive interview. “I am excited about this position. I always hoped I would be President someday.”A Congressional spokesperson noted that, while Mr. Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem because Bush was not familiar with the issues either.

Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issues at all.”We know these scripting tools work,” stated the spokesperson. “President Bush has used them successfully for years.” Mr. Singh may have problems with the Texas drawl, but lately Bush has abandoned the “down home” persona in his effort to appear intelligent and on top of the Katrina situation.

Bush will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a 2-week waiting period, he will be eligible for $240 a week unemployment for 13 weeks. Unfortunately, he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit.

Mr. Bush has been provided the outplacement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition. According to Manpower, Mr. Bush may have difficulties in securing a new position due to limited practical work experience. A greeter position at Wal- Mart was suggested due to Bush’s extensive experience shaking hands and phony smile.

Another possibility is Bush’s re-enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard. His prior records are conspicuously vague but, should he choose this option, he would likely be stationed in Waco, TX for a month before being sent to Iraq, a country he has visited. “I’ve been there, I know all about Iraq,” stated Mr. Bush, who gained invaluable knowledge of the country in a visit to the Baghdad Airport’s terminal and gift shop.

Sources in Baghdad and Falloujah say Mr. Bush would receive a warm reception from Iraqis. They have asked to be provided with details of his arrival so they might arrange an appropriate welcome.

Posted at 03:25 pm by DC Offline

Posted by John Broussard @ 04/12/2006 02:37 PM PDT
Very funny. Can we outsource our congress, too? I figure these days we just need a good military and a double fence on the Mexico border.