Americans’ Can-Do Spirit Lives On
Web Adepts Use Internet to Foil Bureaucratic Busybodies
Rupert Murdoch’s always-entertaining tabloid has a headline today of especial deliciosity:
Just when fears that uncountable pages of federal, state, county, and local regulations, aided by legions of lugubrious busybodies doing things like imprisoning pre-schoolers for pointing their fingers and saying Bang! , had finally succeeded in crushing the Spirit of America, a coterie of enterprising entrepreneurs has saved the day:
Hookers turning Airbnb apartments into brothels
Ah, what a shame. New York, which has become, in the last twenty years, a theme park for politicians, developers, and the super-rich, is aghast at the notion that somebody is a-hem, screwing the respectable hotels out of their prosti-pence.
“It’s more discreet and much cheaper than The Waldorf,” said the sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Need we say more? Don’t wait until they hire Capt. Kirk and then the prices go up!
Tags: sex - who knew?
We should save stories like this so our descendants will know whom to thank as each July 4th they celebrate Barney Day to thank their forebears for giving them a government that can do with its subjects whatever it wants to so long as its rules are set to patty-cake music and the head-of-government looks sternly noble while praising the One-Eyed and One-Horned who created this banquet.
It doesn’t do any good if you keep it a secret! Vy didn’t you tell de vorld about it!
- Dr. Strangelove to USSR Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
For some reason that line popped up when reading this passage in the Wall Street Journal:
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, who viewed the exercise, said showcasing American subs’ ability to operate and to collect intelligence in any corner of the world undetected is critical to U.S. security.
In Dr. Strangelove, you see, the Soviets constructed a device designed to poison the surface of the planet if ever a nuclear device was detonated on Soviet territory.
Unfortunately, they kept its existence a secret. They didn’t have Facebook and Twitter.
As part of the exercise, which took place 150 miles off the north coast of Alaska, the Navy sent two subs beneath the Arctic Ocean to test their ability to operate, punch through the ice, find other submarines, hide and fire their torpedoes. The Navy publicized its exploits on social media.
Tags: secret showcase
I realized it when reading a Hot Air piece. As me sainted mother would have said, It’s plain as the nose on your face!
Whenever you find that word the next sound you hear (or word you read) will be a whopper.
It may be something of a rarity in the maelstrom of politics: a constant.