Perhaps I should start a category for stale, old jokes, but until I do.... This morning on the radio I heard about a petition circulating to pardon or free former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. Edwards was famous for many things, among them using public money to go to Las Vegas and gamble, lots of corruption accusations (and a conviction or two), plus some of the most memorable bumper stickers. When he ran against David Duke, the former Grand Dragoon of the Ku Klux Klan, there were bumper stickers (not sure his campaign put them out) that said, "Vote for the crook!"
So thinking about the former governor this morning I recalled another old story I used to share. Back in 2000 we had a little unpleasantness concerning the vote for President in the State of Florida. There was talk about hanging chad, who the people really meant to vote for, etc, but few people really knew what was going on. A few years earlier, the State of Louisiana sold ballot counting machines to the State of Florida. Presumably they got a good deal on them, and it was these machines that were being used to count the Presidential ballots in 2000. The first time they ran the ballots Edwin Edwards won.
Here's a new one for those that just have to have new humour, I stole it from a friend on Facebook:
The economy is so bad that, I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEO's are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.A picture is now only worth 200 words. They renamed Wall Street "Wal-Mart Street". Finally, I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.