Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Entitlements

Rep. Barney Frank causes scene demanding discount

He was demanding a $1 senior citizen discount on a ferry ride to

"Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines...

Frank made news last year when he was spotted looking uncomfortable around a bevy of topless, well-built men at the Pines Annual Ascension Beach Party."
Bevy of MEN? Topless men!? And well-built. Imagine finding well-built men on a gay beach... and TOPLESS. Who'da thunk it.

What I want to know is how, exactly, was it determined the Congressman was "uncomfortable?" Or maybe I don't.

If only the Congressman would pinch pennies like that when on our dime... Oh. Wait. That dollar IS on our dime from his $200K salary. Once again Congessman Frank is protecting the taxpayer.

Of course, it does reduce public service revenue at the local level, where people continually elect him. So they deserve it.

The other bright spot is that while he's whining about his maltreatment he's not passing any legislation.  Which reminds me to be amazed that there is not a provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill to specifically ensure a "personal waterborne-transportation deficit reduction in regard to the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services when travelling, for recreational purposes, to locations where diverse sexual orientation is commonplace." Without such provisions, how does it get to 2500 pages?

Two words Mr. Chairman; "impulse control." This applies to both reports.

1- If you've just gotta have that dollar discount to avoid a spectacular pouting fit, pass a law giving you your own Navy. Hell, Hillary is about to get her own private Army after we take US troops out of Iraq.

2- If you can't handle autonomic impulses, avoid situations where the impulse, ah, rises.

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