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You have two cows – Congress

You have two cows – Congress

Here is a new “You have two cows….” CONGRESS: You have two cows. You milk them, drink the milk, then you borrow two buckets of milk from your neighbor, drink it all, give the two empty buckets to your grandkid and ask him to go fill them and give them back to your neighbor. For […]

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

Washington is an endless maze of funhouse mirrors, a fact we’re reminded of once a year when the Hill publishes its 50 Most Beautiful list, replete with people who are Washington hot, which is a step above rehab hot and two levels below jury duty hot. All are miles below what the rest of the […]

Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Over the years our average income has been less than $30,000 (including my husband’s Navy salary and all allowances, plus my spotty freelance income). In less than seven years we saved $49,000, made significant investment purchases (vehicles, appliances, furniture) of $38,000, and were completely debt free! That is an annual savings/investment rate of over $12,500 […]

Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Clarke and Dawe – European Debt Crisis     Also see Federal Debt; Budget Deficit / Budget Surplus; Date Shifting / Fiscal Transparency / Fiscal Illusion; Public Debt / Debt Ceiling; “We Don’t Want Your Clunkers“.     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and […]

“The seven stages of the office seeker”

“The seven stages of the office seeker”

“The seven stages of the office seeker,” by Edward Williams Clay (artist) and John Childs (lithographer). Image and text from the Library of Congress: A satire on patronage and corruption in New York State politics, based on the medieval theme, perpetuated in American folk art, of the “life and ages of man.” Here the seven […]

You have two cows – Indianism

You have two cows – Indianism

Here is a new “You have two cows….” INDIANISM: You have two cows, that you revere. But they end up in Bangladesh as steaks. So you outlaw cattle exports, announce a cow-licensing system and issue cows with photo IDs. Unfortunately, many conclude that India can not stop this illegal moogration because “beef is very delicious.” […]

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Communism and 2 cows…

Communism and 2 cows…

COMMUNISM You have two cows. The government takes both of them and gives you part of the milk. COMMUNISM You have two cows. The government takes both cows. The government sells the milk in government stores. You can’t afford the milk. You wither away. COMMUNISM You have two cows. The state takes both, and gives […]

“Guide for Congressional Pages”

“Guide for Congressional Pages”

It is a common notion that Congressional pages should be neither seen nor heard. But this is a lie. Pages were accepted into this prestigious program and so should bring attention to themselves in all situations possible. This guide for pages will help you become the best page possible, at least for this semester. Get […]

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T-shirt: Congressional Totem Pole (as Drawn by a Former House Page)

T-shirt: Congressional Totem Pole (as Drawn by a Former House Page)

T-shirt design from an anonymous former House Page: Congressional Totem Pole See also “Guide for Congressional Pages“ “The Manolo he recommends the shoes for Congressional pages“ “What’s the deal with . . . Congressional Pages?“

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Recommend Books for Children about Washington, DC and our Government

Recommend Books for Children about Washington, DC and our Government

Children’s Books that have been popular with our readers the last few months: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Also see Recommend Books for Children about Washington, DC and our Government

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