Posts Tagged ‘vacation’
Today, I got a piece of mail advertising this really cool opportunity to take a vacation (and God knows I would certainly enjoy one, that’s for sure). Basically it’s a 5 day, 4 night trip with cruise in Florida, a stop over in the Bahamas, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando, expenses paid. Hotel, cruise, entertainment, food, the works with the “Extended Stay” package of $1,300.
And then, after getting to the end of the little booklet, I asked myself, “what’s this free thing going to cost me?” Perhaps I should read the fine print and then criticize. And then I found the catch:
“…and in return, requires the attendance at a presentation on the sale of independent vacation ownership resorts…”
Does anyone remember that episode from South Park where the parents of the kids went to Aspen for a free ski trip, only to get railroaded into sitting through presentation after presentation about buying a timeshare? In the end, the parents all forked over the cash, since they were being held there at gunpoint by the sales people and the police.
Well, I guess I don’t get my beach/cruise vacation, at least one for free to central Florida. No worries. I would rather go to St. Croix.
But that timeshare idiocy is kinda like what’s been going on in the political world.
First, we started off with the massive Stimulus Bill that was chocked full with so much pork-barrel spending that it prompted Rush Limbaugh to name it the “Porkulus” bill. The bill was pretty heavy duty, better than 1,000 pages long, and, as reported by US News and World Report, comes to a hefty $3.3 trillion. No one but fiscal conservatives actually read that one, and by the time the we had read through it, it was law and we were on the hook for $3.3 trillion (which, by the way, was an immediate 60% increase to the National Debt.
Then came the ObamaCare package, which has been basically force fed on the American public, as if it weren’t passed in the next 72 hours, grandma would die from lack of health care, the sky would fall, and the events portrayed in the movie 2012 would most certainly occur. That bill came in at well over 2,000 pages, but rather than even giving the American public 72 hours to read it (like my so-called free vacation and cruise voucher), the bill was crammed through Congress, just so we could see what was in it, as Nancy Lolla-Pelousi suggested we do. That one is going to come in at over $1 trillion, even though the D-crats said it wouldn’t. Of course, the Congressional Budget Office didn’t get any time to read it, much less the “five days” that it would sit on Obama’s desk before signature. We didn’t have any time to read that.
Now, we’re hearing about how Eric “The Tool” Holder and Janet “Big…uhh…Sis” Napolitano, as well as the rest of ObamAd, inc absolutely detest the new Arizona immigration law, but yet, admit they never read the law, despite it is, but a measly ten pages.
So let me get this straight…the #1 attorney in the nation and the Homeland Security Secretary have never read one of the most riveting laws regarding immigration in recent memory, but yet, they play for the same team that expect that the country to swallow $4.3 trillion in legislation without even giving it a cursory once over, only to cry foul when we actually DO read the bill and vocally criticize it.
I’m somewhat disturbed over the comments of Sens. Kyl and Cornyn that they are going to take the filibuster off of the table with regards to the Elena Kagan SCOTUS appointment. Part of me thinks this is good because filibustering judicial nominees is something that D-crats do when they don’t want to give an up or down vote.
But, rather than go through her appointment, credentials, anything, we should just say no to Kagan because, flatly, “We don’t like you.”. No reading, just a flat denial.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
Oh look, here’s another flyer for two complimentary air tickets to anywhere in the Continental U.S. if I would only call this toll-free number and verify my name and identity.