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Poll: Majority of Americans Now Believe That They Could Be Senators claims Andy Horowitz

Poll: Majority of Americans Now Believe That They Could Be Senators claims Andy Horowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In a poll taken on Tuesday night, a wide majority of Americans said that they now believe that they could be elected to the United States Senate.

The results reflected a renewed sense of the inclusiveness of the American political system, as those surveyed said that they believed that anyone could serve in the Senate regardless of intelligence, the ability to speak, or any other qualifications whatsoever.

While those responses indicated that, as of Tuesday night, at least, Americans were energized about the possibility of their future careers in Washington, other results were not so encouraging.

Nineteen per cent of those surveyed said that they could not respond to the poll questions because they were still in a state of shock, while fourteen per cent agreed with the statement “WTF???”


President Obama Will Seek to Reduce Taxes for Middle Class

Source: NYTimes

President Obama Will Seek to Reduce Taxes for Middle Class
President Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call on Congress to raise taxes and fees on the wealthiest taxpayers and the largest financial firms to finance tax cuts for the middle class, administration officials said on Saturday.
The proposal — which will also push to reshape the tax code to help working families and raise $320 billion over the next decade — faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Congress, led by lawmakers who have long opposed raising taxes and who argue that doing so would hamper economic growth.
But the decision to present the plan signifies the start of a debate over taxes and the economy that will shape both Mr. Obama’s legacy and the 2016 presidential campaign.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/us/president-obama-will-seek-to-reduce-taxes-for-middle-class.html?emc=edit_na_20150117

Hole Foods Cartoon

Handy Dandy Instant Fox News Terrorist spotting color chart.

Note: what George Hamilton and John Boehner have in common

Citing Security Concerns, Boehner to Do All Drinking at Work/ reasons are reported by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Citing what he called “security concerns,” House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that he would do all of his drinking at the office for the foreseeable future.

Boehner said that he may have to stay at work later in order to get his drinking done, but added, “I’m doing it for the American people. They need to know that their Speaker is safe.”

Calling the move “a temporary security measure taken out of an abundance of caution,” the Ohio Republican said that his decision to do all of his drinking at the office “should in no way be seen as a negative comment on the nation’s bartenders, who do fine work.”

“To the men and ladies who stand behind the bar, let me say this: ‘I’ll be back,’ ” he said, choking up.

Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report for newyorker.com.

For Celebration: an after hour walk at the HQ of "Cirque du Soleil" in Montreal

You asked to see, so here is what I can offer for you to walk with us:

I was traveling with my grandson and a family friend. Grandson’s hope is that he will end up working for Cirque in the future. We learned that there are no visitors allowed and no tours.
So we walked the grounds and peered into the brightly lit windows under the eyes of a (kindly disposed) security guard.
The place is a haven for any kind of free thinking artistry imaginable, and I wish I could have taken more photos.

Doing the Happy Dance! We have a contest theme and it is "PEACE" - should you miss the tagged post

This photo is "just because". I started this thing and CurtEastPoint rallied immediately and set the theme
I often don't look at the top of the posts where the tagged ones are. So I am finishing my involvement by making sure you know it.

The photo was taken in Montreal a few days ago, it is at the door of the world headquarters of the "Cirque du Soleil"
if you ask me I'll show you some photos taken through the windows into the design and production areas. It was after hours, and I smiled at the security guard.

Are we having a contest this month?

I can't find any mention of it - or is my brain still on hiatus from the flu?

Well, Christmas is over.......and I'm back

Christmas is over

I went to Montreal on the rails

I found it deep in snow and ice

and stopped and did a little walking in New York City

In all of this activity I got the flu, am hatching it out in my very own bed at home, and waiting for the January contest to start so I can select a photo from the host of new stuff I brought home with me.

How are all of you doing?

At Christmas my family always takes a ride. We love the lack of traffic and I can just stop anywhere

We had a visitor this year who wanted to see Graffiti.
Asheville NC, though not a huge city, has it’s wonderful share and then some.
We just happened to know where to go. We kind of overdosed - I hope you like it, anyway.

It’s photography that is color and blue skies happy - and at the very end I shot a RESIDENCE out of the car window very near the famous Biltmore House.
These folks have their own police force - and their own city council representation.
I very much hope they’re happy, and above all I hope they help those less fortunate.

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