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Irony Blotter

Several miscellaneous stories out today that are all ironic:

First off is the news that Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber”, has a new job. He is going to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative web site Pajamas TV. If you feel you must ask how he is qualified for this job, remember that he isn’t really even a plumber.

Second, remember when Obama asked if he could move into Blair House two weeks early, so his children could start school? The Bush administration rebuffed him, saying that Blair House was already booked. Turns out that the only person staying in Blair house during those two weeks was invited after Obama asked. Do these people even know how to tell the truth?

Finally, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis have announced that they are going to Congress to request a $5 billion bailout of the adult entrainment industry. Heck, why not? Will they call this a “money shot”?

UPDATE: Adding new meaning to the phrase “dear john letter”, the US Army sent out 7,000 letters to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the salutation “Dear John Doe”.



  1. Bump wrote:

    I hope Joe the hack gets hit by an rpg.

    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Jon Schuller wrote:

    More Irony: The Vatican stated that Gaza is a “concentration camp.” The Vatican would be quite familiar with this terminology since Pope Pius XXII didn’t acknowledge the horrors coming from Poland and Germany during WWII. The only Jews saved by Catholics during the war was because of a few brave priests and nuns who risked their lives despite the Vatican’s “hands off” policy. Pope Benedict has just set back Jewish-Catholic relations 50+ years.

    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    So how long until Bush starts being accused of being racist over the Blair House thing? I doubt it was that, it’s more likely just plain meanness, but I won’t feel one bit sorry for him if it turns into a racial outrage.

    Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 8:51 am | Permalink