Goofus says that global warming and "urban sprawl" (boo!) are causing EXTRAORDINARY DEATHS, oh my. Look at the scary pictures. Ack!
Gallant says, of course, weather-related deaths have "fallen significantly over the part 70 years" and will continue to do so.
Goofus sarcastically replies... it's global warming, you human idiots! Oh, and the greedy oil companies: "If you got upset about any of this, you might forget how important it is not to disrupt the record profits of our fossil fuel companies."
Gallant concludes his op-ed with a friendly wager: "I'll bet $10,000 that the average annual number of Americans killed by tornadoes, floods and hurricanes will fall over the next 20 years."
And a Gallant QOTD
"But if no one accepts my bet, what would that fact say about how seriously Americans should treat climate-change doomsaying?"
- D Boudreaux, wsj op-ed
2. My tax money
My tax money goes to the 73% increase in limos owned by the feds since President Obama took office.
The feds are adding to their limo fleet, while you and I are reading articles in the WSJ about how our light bulbs are going to be regulated away next year. I'd rather President Obama just come on over to The Castle and flip me off, but what you gonna do. He's a busy man. Maybe my local representative can take care of that.
So, raise my taxes (and everyone else's... I don't want to be the only one a-payin) when the feds have fewer limos than they used to. That's a nice start, eh?
"Let them eat cake"
- Marie Antionette, wikipedia link
3. Seinfeld times 3Two Seinfeld clips to conjure later:
- Jerry and George... We're not men: www.youtube.com/watch?v=by2w4G1v5jQ
- Kramer and Jerry... Marriage is prison: www.youtube.com/watch?v=suAhGfVr_4U
- Kramer and George... Do you have any prospects: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFI_z7SxSI
"What kind of lives are these? We're like children... we're not men!"
he he... yow, bill