Sunday, December 25, 2005

Trickle-down Santa

I'm in Wisconsin visiting family. It's Christmas morning and it's snowing sporadically, but fairly heavily -- a White Christmas after all. I hijacked a neighbor's wireless connection to check up on what's happening in New Orleans.

Here's a little Christmas story. Quoth the Dark Wraith:

Santa caught George W. Bush stealing presents from under the Christmas tree. "Why are you doing this?" Santa demanded.

George, arms full of toys and about to head out the door, answered, "Because I'll give these toys to the rich kids, who will use them to make jobs for the poor kids, and then the poor kids can buy toys for themselves. It's called 'trickle-down', Santa."

Santa rubbed his beard and said, "Well, yes, I know all too well about 'trickle-down'. It works every time."

So George, looking quite pleased, scooted out the door just as all eight reindeer on the roof took a dump, which landed right on top of George's head. Santa came out the door, took one look at George, and said, "Yep, 'trickle-down' works every time."

(Hat tip oyster, who has a great Santa picture, and who steered me to the Dark Wraith Forums site where the Santa trickle-down story can be found, which has a spooky account of a Dartmouth student questioned by the Department of Homeland Security Ministry of Love for checking out Mao Tse-Tung's The Little Red Book. The student was preparing a paper on totalitarian and authoritarian regimes).

12/25/05 update: An anonymous comment points out the hoax of the DHS story.


At 12/25/2005 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately that college student confessed Saturday that he made the Mao story up. There was a story about it in the 12/24 "Boston Globe"

At 12/27/2005 08:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if you're still in Wisco send me an e-mail. Maybe we can meet up for a drink or something! Drinking Liberally is at Club Garibaldi tomorrow night (12/28).

mixter_64 [at] yahoo [dot] com



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