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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ratso Rizzo and other Tidbits...

How do you lose 80% of your food supply to Rats?
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh on Wednesday awarded a farmer who killed more than 83,000 rats and launched a month long campaign nationwide to kill millions more, to protect crops and reduce the need for food imports.

Officials say the impoverished nation imports some 3 million tons of food annually, while the Ministry of Agriculture estimates that rodents annually destroy 1.5 million to 2 million tons of food. That's a lot of cheese.

A larger question here is how do you kill 83,000 rats? This guy is a professional.The real "Ratso Rizzo". They should have given him a medal. Instead, he received a TV. When asked about that he replied, "I don't give a rat's arsh". Ah, 'rats'!

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin tourism lobbying group is changing its name after realizing its initials formed a crude acronym.

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation group did a quiet rebranding in July, changing its name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin and updating its logo from WTF to TFW after it was featured on Web sites and blogs poking fun at it. It had no way of knowing 30 years ago that the letters would go on to take on a crude association.

Julie Hertel, a spokesperson for the Federation stated that 'they will try the new acronym, TFW, until such time, they will simply change their name to Tourism Federation of Somewhere in the Midwest' (TFSM).
TFW? Now let's see if we can come up with another definition for this acronym.

Whatever happened to the Native American as 'environmentalist'?
The President of the Navajo Nation joined Hopi leaders this week in assailing environmentalists who have sought to block or shut down coal-fired power plants considered vital to the economic future of northern Arizona tribes.

On Monday, the Hopis' Tribal Council adopted a resolution telling the Sierra Club and several other conservation organizations to stay off the reservation.
Gee, how times and thinking change. Iron Eyes Cody is shedding some tears on this one.
NOTE: At one time, Advertisers estimated Americans had seen the face of Iron Eyes Cody 14 billion times through television, giving him the most recognizable face in the country.

And you thought what?

The Boston Globe says that although it hasn’t been true for years, many people believe that government employees receive lavish employment and retirement benefits in order to compensate for their meager paychecks. The reality is that their paychecks aren’t meager at all: Government jobs often pay more than those in the private sector, and the difference between the two is growing.
There is a backlash coming, and it gets closer with each new revelation of public employees enriching themselves at taxpayer expense. When questioned on this topic, Gene Dodaro, head of the Government Accounting Office (GAO), stated: "I know nothing".
We knew it all the time, didn't we?


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