The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whack-a-mole begins

The law of conservation of idiots is showing itself as Pawlenty gives up and Perry (apparently) steps in. One candidate with no ideas replaces another.

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2011 08 16: And our local political nonentity newcomer, Thad McCotter, did either better or worse than expected in Iowa, depending on your point of view. Since he wasn't invited to take part in the GOP festivities, and is essentially being ignored by all and sundry, the fact that he got 35 votes could be seen as exceeding expectations. On the other hand, the top finisher, Michelle "Space Cadet" Bachmann got more than 4000, so perhaps McCotter didn't do all that well. In any case, his candidacy is essentially no different in its strategy than that of someone who sets out for a weekend at one of Michigan's fine Native American casinos: spend a bunch of money, hopefully most of it your own, and get nothing for it except a hangover.