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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I never thought I'd say it

Mitt Romney and I agree on something. "Don't expect tax cuts," he says.

I've said it myself.  Emphatically. Over and over again. It doesn't matter who you vote for, who gets elected, or what else happens: do not expect to pay less in taxes.  Can't happen. An official or an economist or a candidate who says it can is a) lying, b) ignorant, or c) insane.

And again, I find myself in the unlikely position of agreeing with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He called for a "new world order" or something like that when, for reasons that are not at all clear to me, he was again allowed to address the UN.  I don't think we're on the same page, Mahmoud and me, about the details of this here new order, but I sure agree we need one.

Apparently, so does the supreme leader of Iran (which is not Mr. Ahmadinejad - it's the Grand Ayatollah  Youso Ali Hosseini Khamenei.) While the President was out of town, eating noodles at one of David Chang's places, most likely, the supremo had the President's press secretary arrested for saying things he didn't like. (Caution: that's a link to Haaretz, easily one of the most annoying news sites on the web. You were warned.)

Anyway, it's been a good day for saying stupid things in public, and I thought I should join in.

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