Thursday, February 12, 2009

I don't have time

To write as long a post as I'd like on this, but I will say to the mayor of Las Vegas:

Wah, wah, wah. Man up. Do you realize how you sound to the rest of the nation - to all of us working fools who NEVER get to go on "junkets" at someone else's expense, who NEVER get to drop what we are doing to go have fun? When I have gone somewhere - even to meetings which is for WORK, I have got at the most $150 towards defraying my expenses. And the rest came out of my own pocket. And those aren't even fun trips; they are mostly sitting in a room listening to people's research talks. So to me, the Las Vegas mayor's complaint sounds frighteningly close to "let them eat cake."

Seriously. I saw that story on the news and my head damn near exploded. He "deserves" an "apology"? What about the apology our future generations deserve for having to pay for this monster bailout?

There ARE "two Americas" but it's not the two that Edwards proposed: it's the politicians and those of us who have to pay for their crap.

1 comment:

Laura(southernxyl) said...

I agree with you.

But I am mean enough to be pleased to see somebody else's ox get gored for a change. President Bush couldn't say "please" or "thank you" without somebody taking offense. Really, didn't Pres. Obama know better than to call out Las Vegas like that?