Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Joker's News

Good evening Arkham;

Last week, the chap who hacked Palin’s email account during her VP run was convicted of being an idiot. Since he apparently pled insanity, he’ll probably be popping up in HERE any day now. That’s not the funny part. What’s funny is that the person whose privacy was violated went on Facebook a few days ago to reiterate her pro-drilling position. Ah, yes....Facebook, that bastion of personal privacy. Ah, ha, haa, haaa! As for her pro-drilling stance, well, that’s a personal preference based on logic, careful consideration and specific circumstances. Yeah, I crack myself up sometimes! That’s....why...I’m in here!

Meanwhile, delivering a speech in Missouri, Palin urged the country to trust the oil industry. And why not? You trust our investment institutions even after they crashed the market with bogus investment vehicles and borrowed your money to give themselves bonuses. Seems perfectly logical to me. It’s like a restaurant that spills a bowl of soup all over your table, blames the busboy, brings you another one and jacks up the price. Clean up is extra.

Of course, I think Palin comes off better on Facebook and Twitter. Those live performances sometimes lead to unexpected ad-libbing to prove she's tough-minded. Like when she lifted her leg, let loose a fart and remarked, “Wow, sounds like somebody stepped on a baby seal.” But, leading the crowd in a rousing version of, “200,000 Gallons of Oil in the Gulf” was entirely worth the entry fee: “200,000 gallons of oil in the Gulf, 200,000 gallons of oil....you clean one up, cup by cup....210,000 gallons of oil in the Gulf...” And for the foreseeable future, that’s a song that never ends. Try getting that out of your head.

I’m not certain if she’s a mainstream candidate for the presidency yet, but the Tea Party sure seems to like her. Apparently, all that “Mavrickey stuff” is working for her. Only time will tell. But, in the wake of the coal mine and oil drilling disasters, I hear tell that a faction of the Tea Party is actually joining forces with the Far Left to push an alternate energy agenda. And they already have contentions with each other. One wants to encourage development wind and solar energy to wean us away from burning oil and coal....and the other wants to replace the oil and coal with books. More on this story as it develops...ah, ha, haa, haaaa!