With much misery that has affected this world over the last few months, I bring you some levity. And, what makes it even more hilarious, is that the people who stated these words actually believe them.
The first quote comes from Nancy Pelosi:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans have left their mark on the healthcare bill and should accept that the bill will go forward. "Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint."
Continue on for more bloviating.
The second brought to you by Al Gore:
It is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas, and used information about the Netherlands provided to it by the government, which was later found to be partly inaccurate. In addition, e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.
But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged.
And, it gets better...
It is also worth noting that the panel’s scientists — acting in good faith on the best information then available to them — probably underestimated the range of sea-level rise in this century, the speed with which the Arctic ice cap is disappearing and the speed with which some of the large glacial flows in Antarctica and Greenland are melting and racing to the sea.
The next brought to you by Green Jobs:
Surprisingly, after Obama’s announcement to give $8 billion to High Speed Rail (HSR) projects across the country, popular support for HSR has dropped, but it is still 88%. Not bad.
Of course, more money is needed to make HSR the reality people dream of.
The next, and best, brought to you by The One Obamassiah:
President Barack Obama has signed a one-year extension of several provisions in the nation's main counterterrorism law, the Patriot Act.
Now, don't forget to feed your unicorns before you go to sleep tonight.
[Update] Not a knee-slapper, but a top 5. As Preston says, once a RHINO, always a RHINO.
Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote [ED: on the $15 Billion jobs bill] later this week.
“I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.
SHEESH... How many jobs bills are we going to have? When will they learn!? There would be more success if they had just given everyone the money straight out.