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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Economy Is So Bad That...

Happy(?) New Year!

For the first post of 2010 I thought I'd just forward a little bit of humor, author unknown, courtesy of an email forwarded by my mother (most of which I delete without reading, but occasionally she'll forward something not only worth reading, but worth sharing).

The Economy Is So Bad That...

  • I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

  • I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked "Can you afford fries with that?"

  • CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

  • If your bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

  • McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

  • Parents in Beverly Hills are firing their nannies and learning their children's names.

  • A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

  • Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

  • Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

  • The Mafia is laying off judges.

  • Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

  • Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!
And, finally...

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs,
my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the
Suicide Lifeline. I got a call center in Pakistan, and when I told
them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive
a truck!


Blogger Doc Ellis said...

no need to post this

Hi, Liberranter,

I tweeted this to FB and MyS.
I quoted and linked this to BON

Thank you

Doc Ellis 124

no need to post this

8:16 PM, January 11, 2010  
Blogger liberranter said...

Happy New Year, Doc! I sure hope that 2010 morphs into something better than what my first post of the year implies. I'm not optimistic, but I guess we can always hope and pray.

Thanks again for dropping by!

10:18 AM, January 12, 2010  

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