Comic Relief

Thank heavens for Mallomars. These delicious chocolate and marshmallow cookies have seen me through this nasty election and the market debacle. I bet you didn’t know that Mallomars are not made and sold during the summer months: they tend to melt. I have found a substitute and they are equally yummy. The cookies are called “Whippet”. Am I a fount of knowledge, or what?

Here are some funny, some less funny but true, items that might relieve some of your stress. Let’s use Sarah Palin as our first source of humor, with the truth to follow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxL7MKsGoPo

Is that Golden Girl Rose as hot as ever? Why couldn’t McCain find an unqualified running mate who didn’t abuse her power in office?

For a more visceral take on Palin, please read:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2008/oct/03/sarah.palin.debate.feminism

Our present economic meltdown provides the perfect storm for a charismatic, power-hungry demagogue to step in and usurp power. The times are ripe for this scenario, very similar to Germany in the 1920’s. Fear not: Palin will NOT be that person. She is way too dumb, totally disorganized (her speech patterns are reflective of the mess inside her brain) and she lies poorly. What is this nonsense that her family is suffering now also with the flailing economy, and that they are struggling to pay college tuition bills? Her two oldest kids do not have college goals even within their sights, not even a twinkle in their eyes. Guns and childhood pregnancy are more like it. And why the hell not? A college education is simply elitist and not conducive to immediate gratification. That is the TRUTH of the matter, and that is how she is connecting to the average American. What a sad commentary.

Speaking of commentary. the following funnie is apt in today’s world:

WHAT IS POLITICS?

This about sums it up…
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> >
> > Whether Democrat or Republican, I think you’ll get a kick out of this!
> >
> > A little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘What is Politics?’
> >
> > Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
> >
> > I am the head of the family, so call me The President.
> >
> > Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the
> > Government.
> >
> > We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.
> >
> > The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.
> >
> > And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.
> >
> > Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’
> >
> > So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.
> >
> > Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check
> > on him.
> >
> > He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper.
> >
> > So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother asleep.
> >
> > Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door
> > locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.
> > He gives up and goes back to bed.
> >
> > The next morning, the little boy say’s to his father, ‘Dad, I think I
> > understand the concept of politics now.’
> >
> > The father says, ‘Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think
> > politics is all about.’
> >
> > The little boy replies, ‘The President is screwing the Working Class while
> > the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future
> > is in deep shit.’

Blame will not solve our problems, but it will serve as a stress reducer.  So finally, the placard in the following picture says it all; specifically to Wall Street and overall to the government/military/industrial complex.

Wall Street Sentiments

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