18 February, 2009

Quote o' the Day

This one rates a 9.9 on the Snark-o-Meter:

The biggest issue facing America today are San Francisco marsh mice. Especially the gay ones.

The sad thing is, this sounds rather like a direct quote from one of our current Cons in Congress...

Addendum: Ohforfuckssake.

Last Friday we were treated to the sight of Republicans self-righteously opposing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as one after another, they denounced a non-existent mouse earmark.

And today the White House has released "state-specific details on the local impact" the bill will have across the nation.

So let's take a moment to remember that while Republicans were taking to the floor to rail against imaginary marsh mice, Democrats were taking action to jump start the economy, even for the luckless constituents of the rodent-obsessed. A few examples:

John Boehner (OH-08)

When you look at some of the spending in this bill, it will do nothing about creating jobs in America. Tell me spending $50 million for a mouse in San Francisco is going to help a struggling auto worker in Ohio?

Impact for OH-08: 7,400 jobs

Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-01)

Meanwhile out in San Francisco a rat is going to get $30 million in the so-called stimulus bill. Apparently it's a full employment bill for rats in the San Francisco Bay area ... Wait a minute. I just thought about it. That's why it's called a stimulus bill. It stimulates rats' activities so we can grow more rat families out in San Francisco.

Impact for GA-01: 7,500 jobs

And there's far more where that came from.

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