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Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010
 

The official website of Congress calls the latest "stimulus" bill the "______ Act of _____." And the Library of Congress refers to it as the "XXXXXX Act of XXXX." Yes, the measure is a blankety-blank act of obscenity. ... Temperatures have been so below normal in Southern California this summer that fruits and vegetables are not ripening properly. Must be another of those curious side-effects of global warming. ... Presidential mouthpiece Robert Gibbs is taking heat for saying left-wingers comparing Barack Obama to George W. Bush "ought to be drug tested." Actually, we'd recommend a CT scan. And we'll bet the resulting images bear a striking resemblance to Karl Marx. ... Pittsburgh police have been ordered to leave immigration enforcement to federal officers. Which means there will be no immigration enforcement in Pittsburgh. ... By one accounting the first family this weekend is on its fifth vacation since July. Can you even imagine that• No, not the amount of vacation time taken but rather Sasha and Malia sitting in the back seat of Air Force One repeatedly asking, "Are we there yet?"

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