April 29, 2009

A cornucopia of funny

Or, if you're stupid, a horn of plenty filled with amusing things like...

  • 39% has asked the Fed's for help with the drought. The RECORD drought. There are two funny things here, the most obvious being 39%'s having to ask Big Poppa O in DC for help. Like a tit baby. The second was this...

    Texas' current prolonged dry spell is among many to hit the state since the 1950s, said Travis Miller, associate head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. The most severe drought recorded in Texas history stretched from 1950 to 1957 . That drought caused agricultural damage equaling more than $3 billion, according to a 1959 report by the Texas Board of Water Engineers, or roughly $24 billion in 2008 dollars .

    Other serious droughts struck in 1996, 1998, 2000-02 and 2006, Miller said.

    Nah, the planet's not getting warmer. And there's no way it's altering weather patterns at all. I'm sure it's just coincidence that, other than the 50's drought, are next most serious droughts have all occurred in the last 13 years.

    And kudos to the Statesman for their artful subtlety.

  • 39% also asked the Fed's for help on the swine flu thing.

    Gov. Rick Perry has asked for 37,430 courses of anti-viral medicine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of the swine flu outbreak.
  • Isn't it nice that we're actually part of a larger, more advanced country? That we can ask for money to help with disasters and disease?

    Posted by mcblogger at April 29, 2009 09:27 AM

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    Ricky was only funnin' about secession. A Yankee blockade of his hair product would soon bring him to his knees.

    Posted by: Mayor McSleaze [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 29, 2009 11:06 AM

    It's all fun and games until the Aqua-Net stops flowing?

    Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2009 08:32 PM

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