My church and the White House have similar strategies when it comes to smoothing over things. Take for instance like when buying new stuff to replace the old with...even though the old stuff is still reliable. I remember when the church mucky-mucks (finance committee) decided to buy 2 new big honkin' piece-of-poop Dodge church vans to cruise around town in. People in the church were kind of taken aback/miffed at this new financial burden but what the hell?! Let's put on the "yoke of love" and break out some of that "In God we trust"!
Now, to sell us this crap the head pastor stays clear of it and in steps the Music Ministry Pastor. Like Washington DC has too many politicians & czars, we have too many pastors. Anyway, Mr. Music Pastor Dude tells the congregation (code word for: suckers who will pay for this crap) why we are gonna buy 2 new Dodge Ramtoughmyass Passenger Vans at a cost of blah-blah-blah. Pastor Dude's take on it was this, "Well we really need 4 vans for our church's growth but WE decided to be frugal and we will ONLY purchase 2 vans." I guess I was supposed to be doing a bunch of hosanna's with the choir right about then but, still stuck in my heathen ways of common worldly horse-sense, I just couldn't quite get into the Hallelujah Trail of it all. This was back in 1998 or so. Now it's 2009 (I think) and there was a flap on Friday about new Gulfstream and Boeing planes for our politicians to cruise around the world and parts of San Francisco in. On Friday they wanted a total of 4 of them. Well now it's Monday and is announced that these blowers of bucks, these trashers of tax dollars, wanted a total of 8 new planes but now are going to do the responsible thing and only get 4 new jet powered luxurious cruise machines. The article is HERE. Do I sense a case of First Baptist dejavu here or what? I hate Mondays... and look at what this Nimrod...I mean King Ahab...er...U.S. Senator, is saying...
"The whole thing kind of makes me sick to my stomach," said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) in an interview Sunday. "It is evidence that some of the cynicism about Washington is well placed -- that people get out of touch and they spend money like it's Monopoly money."
It should be noted that what Ahab wanted, Ahab got, especially with Jezebel's (Nancy Pelosi) help. So now they (our government) are going to only get 4 new jets and then say they did the right thing by saving us taxpayers millions. Woooo Hooo! Lucky us! How nice of them saving us taxpayer money by only buying 4 planes for themselves instead of 8! Are we blessed with these financial wizards or what?! We should get down on bended-knee and thank them for that personal sacrifice (with our dollars) they made! Hmmm...it was only 2 weeks ago these same "Goliath's of the Gray Matter" refused 1.75 billion dollars funding for the F-22 Raptor. Guess the Senators and Nancy Pelosi needed the money for their pimped-out planes instead. Think I'll just go out and wander around in the desert till I get to Las Vegas anyway. That is all. Praise Allah and pass the KY jelly!!!