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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hot Air Balloon

6 minutes ago (11:07 AM)
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an
hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air
balloon, approximat­­­ely 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet
above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude
and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am,"replie­­­d the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist­­­, "everythin­­­g you told me is
technicall­­­y correct. But I have no idea what to do with your
informatio­­­n, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help
to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican­­­."

"I am," replied the balloonist­­­. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are
going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot
air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect
me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were
in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

(posted on HuffPo Recall Scott Walker article.)

While I am here... there is a GREAT post over on Angry Bear Blog about the "repatriation tax holiday" that Republican Corporatists (is that an oxymoron?) are all aflutter about.