Archive for June 10, 2011
Because the platypus is a flightless egg-laying species, Pauly the Political Platypus has been bugging us for some time to buy him a jet pack so he can experience the thrill of flight like his avian cousins. Now he’s really excited, since recent news reports are confirming a story from FOX News back in March which suggested that personal jet packs will be available for sale later this year. They will be light, powerful, easy to operate and priced at a mere $100,000 a unit.
Best of all, no special licensing will be required (at least in the beginning) since the jet pack is neither a plane nor a motorcycle and transportation officials don’t know quite how to treat it. “It’s neither fish nor fowl. Is this regulated by the FAA or is it a personal vehicle like a bicycle or ATV? I don’t think anyone knows yet,” says Mike Adams, an underwriter for the company.
Neither fish nor fowl… perfect for Pauly Platypus! (more…)
Over in Washington, D.C., they’re having a Weiner roast, but is that being handled the best way it can? Perhaps all this focus on underwear is distracting us from the real problems of governing.
Is nothing else going on in the world of politics, or is this merely smoke and mirrors obscuring the bigger problems?
Do we want to focus on Yemen or Bahrain or Libya this coming week?
Will Leon Panetta be confirmed easily, or does he have a rough sail ahead?
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