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No wonder the US is in trouble! :o

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:28 pm

WASHINGTON D.C. AIRPORT TICKET AGENCY

The most powerful country in the world run by half educated
politicians. God save the world!!.

A Washington DC airport ticket agency offers some examples of
'why' the USA is in trouble!

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask
for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by
being near the window. (On an airplane!)

2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman's (Moore) staffer
(Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to
explain the length of the flight and the passport information,
and then he interrupted me with, ''I'm not trying to make you
look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts .''

Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''
Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ''

his response -- click.

3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious
about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the
vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view
room. I tried t o explain that's not possible, since Orlando is
in the middle of the state.

He replied, 'don't lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is
a very thin state!'' (OMG)

4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife (Landra Reid) who asked,
''Is it possible to see England from Canada ?''
I said, ''No.'She said, ''But they look so close on the map.''

(OMG, again!)

5. An aide for a cabinet member (Janet Napolitano) once called
and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas . I pulled up the
reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas .
When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, ''I heard
Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive
between gates to save time.'' (Aghhhh)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week.
She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from
Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.

I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she
couldn't understand the concept of time zones.

Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ''Do
airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know
whose luggage belongs to whom?

'' I said, 'No, why do you ask?'
He replied, ''Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put
a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm overweight. I think
that's very rude!''

After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it.
(I was dying laughing). I came back and explained the city code
for Fresno , Ca. is (FAT - Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline
was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.

8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire
about a trip package to Hawaii . After going over all the cost
info, she asked, ''Would it be cheaper to fly to California and
then take the train to Hawaii ?''

9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby
Bright (D) from Ala who asked, ''How do I know which plane to
get on?''

I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ''I was
told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have
numbers on them.''

10. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) called and said, ''I need to
fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida . Do I have to get on one of those
little computer planes?''

I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.
She said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''

11. Mary Landrieu (D) La. Senator called and had a question
about the documents she needed in order to fly to China . After
a lengthy
discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a
visa. 'Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never
had to have one of those.''

I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When
I told her this she said, ''Look, I've been to China four times
and every time they have accepted my American Express!''

12. A New Jersey Congressman ( John Adler) called to make
reservations, ''I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York ..''
I was at a loss for words.. Finally, I said, ''Are you sure
that's the
name of the town?''
'Yes, what flights do you have?'' replied the man.

After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, sir, I've
looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a
rhino anywhere."

''The man retorted, ''Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where
it is. Check your map!''

So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered,
''You don't mean Buffalo , do you?''

The reply? ''Whatever! I knew it was a big animal..''



Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it's in!

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Postby Calmday » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 4:03 pm

Some Congressmen /women have said enough stupid stuff to fill a book all by themselves. Sheila Jackson Jackson Lee is the first that comes to mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK3rTUgoQD4

Our current VP does a pretty good job of sticking his foot in his mouth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAzOIT4Ef8

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Postby scarbowl » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 4:37 pm

The list of "Bushisms" is quite long as well. Some examples:

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." --on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007 (Watch video clip)

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000 (Listen to audio clip)

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense." --Washington, D.C. April 18, 2006 (Read more; listen to audio clip; watch video clip)

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002 (Watch video clip)

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." --Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"You work three jobs? ... Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." --to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." --to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005

Once you've stopped laughing I can post more. :)

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Postby maneo » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 6:39 pm

Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 7:15 pm

maneo wrote:Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp



yeah, if you really want proof of stupidity in the US, just watch a reality TV-show or any of the tea party events :roll:

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Postby poodlek » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 8:31 pm

maneo wrote:Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp


Yeah I actually read this list of blunders years ago in a forwarded email, but without the references to politicians. I have no doubt that there are people out there in the USA that are that dumb, just not necessarily this set. It's still funny :-P

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Postby Ryan_ » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 8:48 pm

cut & paste for idiots.
Lies, Damn Lies and Speed ratings.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:48 am

Ryan_ wrote:cut & paste for idiots.


Yep. I cut & pasted it just for you.

And sure enough, you didn't disappoint. :wink:

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 8:03 am

nakatago wrote:
maneo wrote:Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp



yeah, if you really want proof of stupidity in the US, just watch a reality TV-show or any of the tea party events :roll:
nakatago please enlighten me on this Tea party thing. I just thought that it a was a grass roots movement to force the government to stop spending trillions that they don’t have thus forcing our children the shoulder that debt. I have heard the media say stuff but as one of the 53% of Americans who actually pay income tax, I can see through the BS.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 9:38 am

Calmday wrote:
nakatago wrote:
maneo wrote:Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp



yeah, if you really want proof of stupidity in the US, just watch a reality TV-show or any of the tea party events :roll:
nakatago please enlighten me on this Tea party thing. I just thought that it a was a grass roots movement to force the government to stop spending trillions that they don’t have thus forcing our children the shoulder that debt. I have heard the media say stuff but as one of the 53% of Americans who actually pay income tax, I can see through the BS.


Let's see... according to the Tea Party

a) Spending stimulus funds that increases the deficit while preventing a recession or depression: BAD

b) Extending tax cuts to the richest one percent of Americans that increases the deficit: GOOD

Tea party'ers claim to be patriotic but what they really are is selfish.

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:33 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Calmday wrote:
nakatago wrote:
maneo wrote:Regarding the original post, so believable, but . . .

http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp



yeah, if you really want proof of stupidity in the US, just watch a reality TV-show or any of the tea party events :roll:
nakatago please enlighten me on this Tea party thing. I just thought that it a was a grass roots movement to force the government to stop spending trillions that they don’t have thus forcing our children the shoulder that debt. I have heard the media say stuff but as one of the 53% of Americans who actually pay income tax, I can see through the BS.


Let's see... according to the Tea Party

a) Spending stimulus funds that increases the deficit while preventing a recession or depression: BAD
Did you see what was on the spending list? Nobody has a problem with real stimulus. The problem is that it was all blown on pork projects. None of it went to create long term jobs. What’s going on now is proof. In 6 months Americans will have fond memories of the first dip.
b) Extending tax cuts to the richest one percent of Americans that increases the deficit: GOOD
Do a little research and see who is carrying almost ALL of the burden in the US. 47% of Americans don’t pay one red cent in income tax and over 15,000,000 Americans actually make money off of the tax system. I know that you didn’t hear about all of that when the media was carrying on about "tax breaks for the rich". My question is, if only the rich are paying taxes, why should everyone get a tax break?

Tea party'ers claim to be patriotic but what they really are is selfish. I guess that if being selfish means that I spend years in school that I took school loans out to pay for and worked my ass off to get ahead, Then pay close to 40% in income tax (much much more than that if you count in property, sales etc) while half of America isnt paying a dime, then I guess Im a selfish basturd.


Remember. Liberalisum is a disorder. If enough Americans dring the coolaid we will get exactly what we diserve.

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:43 am

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... xes/62056/

LOL half of America is paying 100% of the bill but that half is greedy. LOL silly rabbit. Trix are for kids.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:53 am

Calmday wrote:Remember. Liberalisum is a disorder. If enough Americans dring the coolaid we will get exactly what we diserve.


Two things:

a) Why do the right wing bezerkers always imply or flaty state that those who hold opposing views are deranged, socialists, communists, etc?

b) Why do they have such a bad time at spelling? Really, this is but one example of atrocious spelling one finds all over the bezerker blogs.


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