OK, so if you’re a disillusioned Republican or right-leaning independent who’s fooled into renewing your support for Dubya based on the resurgence of this whole gay marriage amendment issue, wellâ€¦ then you’re an idiotâ€¦ and this blog is probably lost on you anyway.
Sigh… How dumb do these West-Wingers think we are? We’ve got a war that’s out of control, soaring fuel costs, the CIA has its nose all up in our business, hurricane season is back and we’ve yet to take care of last year’s debacleâ€¦ but we’re supposed to just forget about all that and get behind Bush because he doesn’t like it when boys kiss. Give me a break!
Twenty-nine percent. That’s a failure by any measure. I can’t believe the White House even cares about boosting the president’s approval rating. He’s never cared about approval before… Exhale
Voicemail for the homeless?
On to other things that anger me just a tiny bit lessâ€¦ I picked up the Washington Post Express in the train station this morning and I came across an article entitled, “Homeless, Poor Eligible for Voice-Mail.” WHAT? Apparently, the DC government has made 350 voicemail accounts available to low income and homeless people in the District so that they can have contact numbers for when they go on job interviews, etc… Now, while I believe homeless people have the right to be as accessible as the rest of us, I think what homeless people need – maybe even more than voicemail – are HOMES. Couldn’t we maybe try and help them out with that one first? I mean how much money could 350 voicemail boxes really have cost the city? And whose brilliant idea was this?
Government Guy 1: What can we do to help homeless people?
Government Guy 2: Well, we could create some temporary, subsidized housing, work incentive programs — help them get off the streets and out of the shelters…
Government Guy 1: No Guy 2, that’s short-sighted. What poor people REALLY need… is voicemail…
Government Guy 2: OK… if you say so, but how and where will they access it?
Government Guy 1: DUH, Guy 2. They can take the quarters out of their tin cups and use pay phones…
I do realize that was an awful long way to go for such a lackluster punchline, but y’all get the pictureâ€¦