While I'm powered down, skip over and hear Ivan's radio interview on WKMS which is apolitical. Despite the national wave for Democrats and Barack Obama, the Republicans did VERY WELL down here in the Purchase. So...
Time to take a breath, crunch some numbers and do some thinking about how this happened, why this happened and what it will mean for the good citizens who voted for incumbents over challengers, statis over change. Time to clean up the website, remove the "yard signs" and the political news that are so yesterday and generally get ready for the holidays, a short legislative session and a big, big inauguration in Washington.
A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.
"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."
Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.
Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.
The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."
She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"
Folks, you really need this....