Wednesday, April 15, 2009

chart of the day


jason said...

Cost of dog food for the new White House pet: $5,000.00

Saving for your daughters' college education: $400,000.00

Marketing a senatorial campaign: $1,000,000.00.

Marketing a presidential campaign: $50,000,000.00.

Giving the order to kill pirates: Priceless.

bill said...

I realize that the whole thing is a very, very serious issue. But I saw a headline the other day that read, "Obama to up Defense on the Seas; Pirates Vow Revenge", and I burst out lauging.

Pirates have "vowed revenge" against our President?

What world are we living in? And if I live outside canon range, am I safe?

Again, I know its a serious thing. But...pirates? For real? Can everyone just call them 'nautical terrorists' and not tempt me to giggle like a junior higher whose teacher just said 'pianist'?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why these ships don't just hire security. You know, people with guns. So when a pirate ship or vessel or rowboat or whatever these 12 to 14 year old pirates use pulls up to you, you shoot at them and they can't board. Problem solved. Wouldn't it be just that easy or am I missing something here?


bill said...

I agree Jeff. Apparently, we are missing something.

And that's why it seems like I am living in a different time period when I hear about pirates. In this day and age, are they really that hard to defend ourselves against?

Maybe. I don't know...not spent a lot of time at sea, myself.

Anonymous said...

I need to start spending some time at high sea. I might nose around out there a bit and get back to you. We'll see what's going on.