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Offline iddee

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Lost Balloonist
« on: February 15, 2012, 08:42:19 PM »
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican." "I am,"replied the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat." "I am,"replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met but, somehow, now it's my fault."
 
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:18:12 PM »
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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 06:07:29 AM »
Actually, I'm sure somehow it's Bush's fault...
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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 09:08:12 AM »
>>I'm sure somehow it's Bush's fault...

hey, Micheal, I don't blame you  :-D
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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 12:56:40 AM »
Actually, I'm sure somehow it's Bush's fault...

Yep!  Thats where the Democrats got all that hot air that elevated them im the first place!
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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 06:10:48 PM »
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Good one!

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Re: Lost Balloonist
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 11:33:06 PM »
If Dubya and his entourage was out on another joy ride in Air Force One at tax payer’s expense, I could see how that could have resulted in the balloonist needing to change her flight plans to avoid restricted air space.  Yeah, it could have been Bush’s fault.

 

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