Month: September 2009

Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2009 — purloined from emails

This is just too “cute” and funny, while distressingly logical, not to post here for posterity. I defy anyone to defeat the logic of this analogy. Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2009 Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it. Joe drives to Obama’s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where it’s clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, “$9,500.” “$9,500?” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair!” “Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free,” explains Joe. “It’s always been my philosophy.  As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It’s known as ‘Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of...

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Ham radio mania

Those who know me know I don’t do anything half-heartedly.  Having gotten back into amateur (ham) radio I discovered a whole new world from 25 years ago when I was last active. The equipment is, of course, solid state and compact, and much is integrated with computers and the digital world. An old love was mobile work, and that bug is alive and well in my system and I’ve set up the Chevy Avalanche for a mobile contest later this month. Take a look. It’s only a “little bit” insane.  🙂 Actually, the mobile rig itself is pretty insane. Like this:Like...

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