Categories: Entertainment, Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/22/2010 1:53 AM | Comments (0)
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  From:  The President of the United States To:  Secretary of the Treasury GeithnerSecretary of Defense GatesSecretary of the Interior SalazarSecretary of Labor SolisAttorney General Holder Dated:  September 7, 2010 Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts. This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration. Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is t... [More]
Categories: Entertainment, Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/22/2010 1:53 AM | Comments (0)
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From:  The President of the United States To:  Secretary of the Treasury GeithnerSecretary of Defense GatesSecretary of the Interior SalazarSecretary of Labor SolisAttorney General Holder Dated:  September 7, 2010 Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts. This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration. Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is the las... [More]
Categories: Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/21/2010 9:15 PM | Comments (0)
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By: Ralph Benko  Op-Ed ContributorSeptember 14, 2010 Tonight is celebrated an event of symbolic political, social and cultural significance. It is summed up with the phrase, "Death to bad government" and the event is the Grito de Dolores ("The Cry of Dolores," named for a small town in Mexico). The Grito de Dolores is the July 4th of Mexico: the celebration of their fight for independence from their own colonial power, Spain. Its rallying cry is "Death to Bad Government," the tone of it has similarities with that of our Tea Parties, and conservatives well might embrace it. On Sept. 15, 1810, just before midnight, Father Miguel Hidalgo ordered the bells of his church to be rung to summon his congregation and said: My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once.... Will you... [More]