Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Grim Tuesday, We Reap the Whirlwind

Shanghai Smog, What Price iPods?

Below arrived this morn from a pal in the UK, where the Tories are doing their best to outlaw workers' right to strike, the last recourse of working stiffs against the oppression of the rentiers.
Pretty soon, as Eddie Izzard would say, no talking and no drinking in bars.

The  making of a Lawyer.....
A father told his 3 sons when he sent  them to the university: "I feel  it's my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not  owe me anything for that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token,  please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die."

And so it happened. His sons became a  doctor, a lawyer and a financial planner, each very successful financially.  When their father’s time had come and they saw their father in the coffin,  they remembered his wish.

First, it was the doctor who put 10  $100 bills onto the chest of the deceased.

Then, came the financial planner, who  also put $1,000 there.

Finally, it was the heartbroken  lawyer's turn.  He dipped into his pocket, took out his checkbook, wrote  a check for $3,000, put it into his father's coffin, and took the $2,000 cash.  

He later went on to become a member of  Congress...

 I noticed on the BBC today that one of the Republican electors from Ohio wore a cowboy hat?  Since when are cowboy hats a thing in Ohio? The world is truly at sixes and sevens.

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