Friday, October 29, 2010

Advice for the President

President Obama is up to, ohhh, about his 32nd use of the ditch and Slurpee metaphor. You know how it goes: "The GOP drove the economy into the ditch, and me and the Democrats are trying to push it out while Republicans just stand there sipping Slurpees."

Well, this is one Republican who is willing to join with the president in a bipartisan effort to get the economy out of that ditch. Here's my advice.

Get your back into it, Barry!


Steve Skubinna said...

You know, if I were to drive a into a ditch, to get it out I'd put it in "R."

Except that I wouldn't drive the car into the ditch. Not being a, you know, incompetent moron or anything. Or even a competent moron.

Though it doesn't help when you're in the ditch and Harry Reid grabs a shovel and starts digging.

Boy on a bike said...

I've helped to extract a few cars from ditches. Causes:

- drunk driver leaving the pub and forgetting where the car park exit was located. Removed car with tractor. Left exhaust system behind in the ditch.

- driver searching around on floor for cassette tapes (it was a long time ago), hit a patch of wet gravel and in she went. Removed car with tractor.

- driver removed keys from ignition at about 130km/h so that passenger could open beer bottle with the key ring. Forgot that the steering lock would be applied when trying to turn into the next corner. Car left where it was - in the ditch - and took the occupants to the party they were driving to.

- driver hopped out of ute and forgot to apply handbrake. Pulled ute out of dam with tractor (ok, so that wasn't exactly a ditch).

If there had been a slurpie machine nearby, we all would have had one while we waited for the tractor to plod to the scene at 20km/h. Don't knock the slurpie.

Merilyn said...

Paco is that you or Richard?
Whoever, you look very dapper.
Slupies are quite popular here in service stations.

JeffS said...

I'm not a fan of Slurpees myself, but if Paco endorses them......

Anonymous said...

Did Bogie ever wear shades?


Steve Skubinna said...

I haven't had a Slurpee in can't remember when, but I'm damn well going to be having on the 2nd.

JorgXMcKie said...

I'm certainly not sure why Obama [or any of his supporters, if any remain] has locked on that metaphor. It always sounds stupid to me. Maybe I just don't get it.

bruce said...

Very cool!

(Hi Hat: ts s tt ts s tt ts s tt ts s...

slurp to the beat, Top Cat!)

'Hey mr Prez,
Ain't supposed to DRIVE,
That Ee-cono-my,
It'll fix itself,
When you rein in debt,
And get rid of waste,
Like the IMF says,
(That's the meaning of -
Said that's the meaning of -
Starts off real slow, and low.
But keep that steady beat.
Keep it neat!
Keep it real tight!
Focus on the rhythm -

(Too many brass choruses
Been drowning out that rhythm!
Let Fannie and Freddie go.
They should start their own band,
If they can!)

Slowly, but surely
Everyone is back
On the dancefloor....

JeffS said...

Steve, I plan to have pudding on 2 November, myself.

In a cup.

Paco said...

Bruce: Solid, Jackson!

Minicapt said...

Nice! Extra Virgin duPont wool?


Paco said...

Captain: I think the sheep the wool came from had probably consummated their relationship.

bingbing said...

I knew you were old... but THAT old!?

And yes, despite the modern education system and media, it's still - just - possible to be a Righty.

Paco said...

bingbing: It's not so much that I'm old, just terribly unphotogenic.

SwampWoman said...

I dunno 'bout the rest of the Republicans, but I'd rather be sippin' on sweet tea in the shade while watchin' those Democrats toil in the hot sun pushing the economy outta the ditch. Really, who sips Slurpees? Must be Democrats.

Uh, wait....if they're pushing it outta the ditch, how come they're all in the front digging?

RebeccaH said...

Old? OLD?!? Who said old?

Paco, class is ageless.

As for cars in ditches, I submit that the Obamacrats have driven the ship of state into the mother of all reefs, so who gives two sh**s about a picayune car in a ditch?

bingbing said...

Bekka: the real killer is when my students say that I'm old!

bingbing said...

Unphotogenic? Impossible when dappered in a Windsor knot.

Bob Belvedere said...

-You look great in those glad rags.

-As to that Daisy, Smitty: maybe we should put a little daylight in that bunnys nice sailor suit and have him hauled away in a meat wagon.

-Possible motto for the LOTSB: Hang my gallows high, baby.