Perhaps some Kaopectate would have taken care of this?
Yeah, I wish I was kidding!!
Question: What do you get when current POTUS Barack Obama makes THESE types of statements?
My personal apologies (although out of my control) for the depiction of “the left” as a donkey. I do not support the idea that “left” and “right” are party lines – they are world views. I know Democrats who are conservative and I know Republicans who lean waaaaay left of where I am. That said, enjoy this chuckle!
Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!!
From Fox News (Judson Berger, 08/14/09):
A look at President Obama’s health care “town hall” Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a margin of nearly 9-to-1 — hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.
You can read the WHOLE story HERE.
Enterprising, young Americans go out on Taxpayer’s Clearinghouse Prize Patrol. You’re gonna love this.
I’m just saying…
(HT – Bruce)
The Obamasburg Address
February 12, 2009
Three weeks and two days ago our community organizers and voter fraud operatives brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Socialism, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to be subservient to their government.
Now we are engaged in a great class war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave up their individual liberty that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The gullible voters, living and dead, who were bamboozled here, have consecrated it, far above the diminished power of the people to detract. The media will little note, nor long remember what we are actually doing here, nor will it ever admit what they did here. It is for us the powerful centralized government, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so fraudulently advanced. It is rather for us, the ones we have been waiting for, to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these uneducated, unskilled masses we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these useful idiots shall not have voted, however many times, in vain — that this nation, under Me, shall have a new birth of HopenchangeTM — and that government of the lobbyists, by the politically-connected, for the career politicians, shall not perish from the earth.”
(Thank you, Hubby, for sharing this funny with me!)
They say misery loves company, but the same may be even more true of happiness.
In a study published online today by the British Medical Journal, scientists from Harvard University and UC San Diego showed that happiness spreads readily through social networks of family members, friends and neighbors.
Knowing someone who is happy makes you 15.3% more likely to be happy yourself, the study found. A happy friend of a friend increases your odds of happiness by 9.8%, and even your neighbor’s sister’s friend can give you a 5.6% boost.
“Your emotional state depends not just on actions and choices that you make, but also on actions and choices of other people, many of which you don’t even know,” said Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, a physician and medical sociologist at Harvard who co-wrote the study.
The research is part of a growing trend to measure well-being as a crucial component of public health. Scientists have documented that people who describe themselves as happy are likely to live longer, even if they have a chronic illness.
The new study “has serious implications for our understanding of the determinants of health and for the design of policies and interventions,” wrote psychologist Andrew Steptoe of University College London and epidemiologist Ana Diez Roux of the University of Michigan in an accompanying editorial.
Christakis and UCSD political scientist James H. Fowler examined the relationships of nearly 5,000 people who were tracked for decades as part of the landmark Framingham Heart Study.
They discovered that happy people in geographic proximity were most effective in spreading their good cheer. They also found the happiest people were at the center of large social networks.
In many regards, they concluded, happiness is like a contagious disease.
Husband, Barry, found this while perusing You Tube. I have always loved Bob Hope movies – and even as old as this one is, his punchline is quite timely!! Laughter is good medicine.
I’m just saying…