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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The other side is the Official Dem Joke Book

Published in 1976, and irrefutably proving that Republicans haven't changed a bit since then:

A Democrat and a Republican were discussing their strategy.

"I'm forever promoting," said the Democrat. "For example, whenever I take a cab, I give the driver a large tip and say 'Vote Democratic.'"

"My approach is very similar," said the Republican. "Whenever I take a taxi, I don't give the driver any tip at all. And when I leave I say, 'Don't forget to vote Democratic.'"

Come to think of it, I guess the Democrats haven't really changed that much since '76 either - still being played for chumps, albeit willingly these days. Still, the above really says something about the way Republicans play the game: "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat."

Anyway, that always makes it nice to see them taken down a peg or two, as in this uproarious tidbit from history:

[George Schultz] was a Cabinet member for years — serving as Nixon's Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of Labor, and Reagan's Secretary of State — but that didn't stop George Shultz from committing a major hotel faux pas late in his career. When he visited Paris's Hôtel de Crillon in his capacity as Secretary of State, he and his staff allegedly robbed the hotel of a significant portion of its luxurious monogrammed towels. The theft only came to light when, after Shultz's visit, then–Vice President George H.W Bush and his staff visited the hotel. As reported in Forbes years later by Christopher Buckley, who was traveling with the VP on that trip, Bush's staffers noticed their rooms conspicuously devoid of bath linens, and were met with icy resistance when they called down to get some. Ultimately, the hotel staff begrudgingly handed over a few towels, but only after some members of the entourage were forced to dry off with toilet paper.

The story's mostly about rock stars trashing hotels and becoming persona non grata in the process, but I thought the Schultz bit was hilarious. The SECRETARY OF STATE stealing towels from a hotel. Fuckers must have packed up a couple of suitcases full from the sound of it. Sheesh.


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