Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Barack Obama met with the Queen of England.

He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."

Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"

The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle."

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?"

The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this, please, Tony. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me."

"Yes! Very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

"Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one!" He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but no one could give him an answer. Finally, Biden ran into Sarah Palin in a restaurant one night.

Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child, and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"

Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, it's me!"

Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!" Then, he went back to speak with Obama.

"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Sarah Palin!"

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"



Xavier Onassis said...

Mildly amusing joke.

Absolutely nothing to do with reality.

Your last few posts seem like a punch-drunk boxer swinging blindly hoping to hit something.

You're slipping Jo Joe. Get your head back in the game.

The current action is at the Supreme Court. Lean in.

Craig said...

During the campaign, Mitt had Paul Ryan over to his La Jolla beach house that was being built. Paul wouldn't stop riding up and down on the car elevator so Mitt decided to put him to work. He handed Paul a tool belt with a hammer and pouch full of nails. He took him outside and told him to start nailing up siding.

An hour later, Mitt went out to make sure Paul hadn't nailed himself to the house. He watched as Paul took a nail from the pouch, examined it and threw it over his shoulder. Paul took out another, looked at it, then hammered it in. This went on for a few minutes and Mitt looked at the ground and saw scads of discarded nails. He yelled at Paul, "Why are you throwing away all those nails?" Paul looked up and replied, "Duh, the heads are on the wrong end." Mitt, exasperated by Ryan's incompetence screamed, "You idiot, those are for the other side of the house."

This is an absolutely true story and indicative of how they would have governed. I didn't even tell you the dumbest part of the story. The hammer he was using was a 22 ounce, straight claw Estwing framing hammer with a checkered head. Total overkill and not the appropriate tool for the job. It did more damage than good. Kinda like the Ryan budget.

Joe said...

XO: "Absolutely nothing to do with reality."

Are you kidding me?

Craig: They're politicians. What did you expect?

"Total overkill and not the appropriate tool..."

Much like ObamaCare.

Mindy B. said...

Everyone enjoys listening to a great orator (present company EXCLUDED).

Sad,because we don't seem to have one in our current President.

sue hanes said...

Joe - I don't get it. But that's not surprising - is it?

Ducky's here said...

XO and Craig, thanks for taking the duty.

Spring seems to have finally arrived in Boston and my mind is on baseball.