Affordable Housing

fascinating game of words and numbers...
More than 72% of American families making the nation's median income of $63,800 a year, could afford to buy a home...
Translation: about 1/4 of the families that make an average income cannot afford to buy a home. Obviously, that fraction goes up as you descend from median...

then this:
Homeownership continues its more than year-long trend of remaining within reach of more households than it has for almost two decades...
What a grammatical monstrosity, in addition to being so circular that it almost creates its own field of gravity. Homeownership is "more within reach" than it has been for the last 20 years; but for OVER a year, this has been true. The last year+ is within "the last 20 years," therefore homeownership is getting exponentially more within reach every day. Ergo, by September, all homes should be free!

Eat More Bacon.

un. be. lievable.

Never before have the phrases "butter up that bacon" and "bacon up that sausage" had such healthy connotations.

Awesome...?

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," XXXXX said.

If the above were taken from a Bush commencement address, he would be mocked and ridiculed. Instead, these are the words of Obama, and he's somehow able to retain his reputation as an intellectual hero when he's willing to expose his ignorance so clearly. I mean, he's honest enough to admit he doesn't know how to operate these devices (one of which he gave to the Queen of England, loaded with some of his own historic speeches) but somehow retains enough moral superiority to pass judgement on their value to society?!

What if this was W?

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," XXXXX said.

If the above were taken from a President Bush commencement address, he would be mocked and ridiculed. But these are the words of President Obama. He remains an intellectual hero even when he's willing to expose his ignorance so clearly.

Cheers, Mr. President, for being honest enough to admit you don't know how to operate these devices (one of which you gave to the Queen of England, loaded with some of your own "historic" speeches) but how do you manage to retain enough moral superiority to pass judgement on their value to society?

Bumper Sticker Logic

Saw this car outside the bank this morning. By the transitive property of equality, would it be accurate to say that Christ loves this person's pet? What are the odds that this was the driver's intended meaning? What kind of person believes that the two most important things a passing driver could know about them is that they are both devout and pet-loving?