Friday, May 05, 2006

Kennedy Crashes Prayer Car

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DENVER -- Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed the National Day of Prayer Car #78 Sponsored by Furniture Row into a concrete barrier at the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP race at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday.

To commemorate yesterday's National Day of Prayer, police released the congressman and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy without administering a sobriety test.

For more information, please visit www.furniturerowracing.com.

15 comments:

spysmasher said...

Since January 2001, and despite the dot-com bust and 9/11, the economy went ahead and created the net sum total of five million nine hundred ten thousand jobs:

137.78 million - Total employment - Jan. 2001.
143.69 million - Total employment - April 2006.

* * *

Regarding established-company payroll jobs, the economy over the past 48 months posted net gains in the following sectors:

1,068,000 – Health Care.
791,000 – Construction.
341,000 – Finance & Insurance.
152,000 – Real Estate.
113,000 – Architecture & Engineering.

* * *

Regarding lower-tiered workers, i.e., non-managers in the services sectors and production-line workers in manufacturing:

$ 14.44 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2001.
$ 14.82 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2002.
$ 15.26 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2003.
$ 15.58 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2004.
$ 16.00 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2005.
$ 16.61 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2006.

Chris Burnham said...

What does any of this have to do with the original post, spysmasher?

Y'know--you should sign up for your own blog. They're free and you could rant all you want about anything you want with your own blog.

Jersey Shore said...

What SpySmusher is trying to say is that, since we’ve got President Bozo and the Clarabell Congress, the country has hit the wall and now every day should be a national day of prayer.

As for SpySmusher’s statistics, thanks to a link from Mark Evanier’s blog, we get, from Ezra Klien:

“If you dig a bit deeper than the base growth statistics, though, the picture clarifies considerably. Our economy has grown so starkly unequal that the statistician's view now says surprisingly little about the average American's experience. Last quarter may have seen 4.8% growth, but hidden in those numbers was a depressing factoid: Wages had only grown 0.7% — slower than housing, health or gasoline costs.”

[snip]

“The economy, despite what some economists and politicians think, isn't an abstraction, it's an experience. And the average American isn't experiencing 4.8% growth; he's experiencing increased income insecurity, wages lagging behind prices and deteriorating health benefits. Strong as the growth might be, a strong economy isn't much good if it's using those biceps to pummel the working class.”

Retrieved from:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-klein5may05,0,2935702.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

Statistics don’t lie. Statisticians – and Republicans – do.

spysmasher said...

Statistics don’t lie?

Youngster, there's an old saying...

"There are lies, DAMN lies, and statistics."

If you'd look at the overall picture, instead of trying to dig for any negative thing to blame on Bush, you'd see the economy is BOOMING.

The stuff about missing the poor is totally bogus. Wages for lower-tiered workers, i.e., non-managers in the services sectors and production-line workers in manufacturing:

$ 14.44 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2001.
$ 14.82 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2002.
$ 15.26 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2003.
$ 15.58 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2004.
$ 16.00 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2005.
$ 16.61 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2006.

El Duque said...

No doubt about it. Boom time. Everywhere you go, can't you all feel the uptick?

spysmasher said...

Well, since you don't have FACTS on your side, I guess mockery is all you've got. Still, is that the best you can do? C'mon! Smear harder!

El Duque said...

If you cut-and-paste harder, I'll smear harder.

spysmasher said...

Oh right, I forgot -- any fact that is "cut and pasted" from anywhere is no longer a fact.

You do know what a fact IS, don't you?

(Hint: It's different from a smear, an innuendo, or even a "joke"!)

El Duque said...

Here's a fact for you, a number, (in fact!)

2,416.

Guess what it represents.

Here's another one.

$9,000,000,000,000.

Guess what it stands for?

OK, now a "joke."

What does the Bush administration have in common with the above number?

.

.

.

Answer: Both are just lot of zeros chasing a dollar sign.

spysmasher said...

That is so funny!

Are you making these up, or just adapting them from your fifth grade joke book?

El Duque said...

I'm taking them from the kindergarten joke book, so you'll understand them.

spysmasher said...

I guess outrageous smears and infantile mockery are considered "smart" in your world.

(See response below for another "witty" answer.)

El Duque said...

Add three since the previous post.

It's now 2,419.

spysmasher said...

If your responses are going to be that lame... why bother to type them?

El Duque said...

Because you cannot see them unless I type them.

Say, let's keep this going until 2008!