This posting is a quiz based on recent news stories and will test your ability to discern the correct answers to the questions. Good Luck!
Are you smarter than politicians?
Question 1: Senator John McCain and Senator Tom Coburn recently released a report, Summertime Blues, detailing some of the worst cases of wasted tax dollars. We have almost become immune to these types pet projects that scream WASTE! I don’t know where Sen. Coburn stands on the issue of earmark, but Senator McCain has been steadfast in his fight against them and has refused to participate and we should celebrate his efforts. One of the items on the list was a mere $712,883.00 to build a machine that tells jokes. Here is the test. Which of the following is the machine?
Tweety Bird: Tweety is, for the most part, a good-natured character happily spending life in his cage or a nest. However, when a cat or other adversary threatens him, he can become downright malicious and devious, even kicking his enemy when he’s down. In many of Tweety’s appearances the bird is shown accompanying his owner, Granny. His darker side frequently is masked beneath the surface and though “cute” viewers, after a time, start cheering for his adversaries. Who didn’t want the coyote to catch the roadrunner just once? Tweety’s catch-phrase;
“I taut I taw a puddy tat”
There are three entities that have the unique ability to drive the left absolutely stark raving mad. The mere mention of any of these makes Keith Olberman slather, Chris Matthews have leg pain, Rachel Madow (Ok I got nothing for her), the New York Times lose more circulation, and Robert Gibbs wish for his big break on Saturday Night Live.
The first and perhaps the most hated is former Republican Veep candidate, Sarah Palin. Sean Hannity calls it “Palin Derangement Syndrome.” The left was probably very disappointed that they did not get to choose the Republican VP candidate like they chose John McCain and took an instant dislike to her. From the price of her campaign wardrobe to who is the mother of her child to what she reads and most recently what she writes on her hand.
A seemingly innocuous visit to the White House by the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins has sparked a controversy. Traditionally championship teams visit the White House as the National Hockey League champions did yesterday. The Penguins presented the President with his own hockey “sweater” and he got to pose with the team and the Stanley Cup.
Similarly, the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers visited the White House in May to celebrate their exciting win over the Arizona Cardinals in February’s Super Bowl.