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In early 2009 the alleged newest star in the Republican firmament Bobby Jindal was given the chance to reply to a speech by President Obama. To say he crashed and burned would be a disservice to fiery wrecks.  Jindal picked a very poor time to go through puberty. But one part his speech stands out:

Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history – … $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, DC.

Flash-forward more than a year and Bobby Jindal is going to show all those big spending Washington a-holes how a state-based Republican does it. There’s a massive oil spill and Bobby says spend $200 million on sand dunes to protect the shoreline, even though most said “that’s a bad idea.”

Result?

The big set of sand barriers erected by Louisiana’s governor to protect the coastline at the height of the Gulf oil spill is being criticized by a presidential commission as a colossal, $200 million waste of money so far.

But Bobby is not deterred:

…despite the commission’s scathing report, he plans to move ahead with the project

[This poster admits he is pretending that this is not EXACTLY the same pattern present in yesterday’s Afghanistan report]

Attaturk

Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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