Today’s news:

From clunkers to Mickey Mouse and Goofy

Some of us who thought the goal was to put Americans back to work might wanna rethink our thinking. We already know that the “Cash for Clunkers” program was so successful that General Motors reopened several GM assembly plants. And where were some of those plants? In the U.S., of course, and %u2026. Drum roll please%u2026.In Canada and Mexico.

Now we learn that our geniuses in the District of Columbia awarded a $529 million dollar federal loan to the Fisker Automotive Company of California for the purpose of building an $89,000 hybrid sports car. And where will this car be assembled? Another drum roll, please%u2026 in Finland.

Are the people who work on these plans crazy? Look up the unemployment rate in Detroit and you’ll get sick. Al Gore is one of the investors in Fisker. I wonder if he had anything to do with securing this loan.

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Just in case this is important to you, one of the five cars listed with the worst fuel economy is the 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago. At 8 to 13 MPG you really should think twice before you go shopping for the 2010 model. This beautiful 2-door, 2-passenger luxury vehicle sells for over $350,000.But, then again, if you can afford to own one %u2026%u2026 (Fill in the rest of the line and Email it to me).

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In Michele Obama’s pitch to the Olympic Committee last month she said, “Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis and others for their brilliance and perfection.”

Hey! Hang on Sloopy. Something here doesn’t ring right. The International Olympic Committee voted Carl Lewis the “Sportsman of the Century” mostly for his achievements in the 1984 Olympic competitions.Since Michelle Obama was born in January, 1964, she would have been twenty years old when she sat on her dad’s lap cheering Lewis on. A twenty year old woman sitting on her dad’s lap watching television?That’s beautiful. Or did the First Lady misspeak? That’sHillary.

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After not seeing them since about 1980, my roommate recently resurrected a friendship with some of the gals she was friends with since kindergarten. The first question one of the women asked was, “Does Stanley still have his hair?”

I’m not sure, but I think that may tell you what their husbands look like. And on the subject of hair, Lenny is totally bald. I mean, not a hair on his head. He wears a T-shirt that says, “God created very few perfect heads. All the rest he covered with hair.”

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By making some of the most unintelligent immature statements we’ve heard in a while, Congressman Alan Grayson of Orlando, Florida, has been getting a lot of attention. His twisting and spinning the truth has him in the negative spotlights of most of the right and embarrassed some on the left.I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net asking, what can you really expect from a representative whose most celebrated constituents are Mickey Mouse and Goofy?

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