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Tue., Jan. 27, 2009, 7:27 a.m.

The Economic Stimulus Plan…

David Horsey,,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

If you look back in the history of this Blog you will see a Horsey cartoon where the Wall Street Bail Out was introduced to the members of Congress as a pig with lipstick and a veil. Not to be outdone by his former tongue-in-cheek self, this morning, David Horsey introduces us to Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan as a caricaturisation of none other than a belly dancer. Oh, my goodness, and what a fine belly dancer she is.

She reminds me of Bethyl (Hula Hips) Carmoody, a ponderous but light on her feet belly dancer whose acquaintance I once made in a far-off casbah of ill repute in Oklahoma one night. Although Hula Hips couldn't dance worth a fiddle, she sure could rattle the pictures hanging on the wall next door and even down the block when she was feeling particularly boisterously energetic. She ruined the art of belly dancing for me forever. On the average, it took her various layers of adipose tissue two minutes to stop wiggling after she ceased undulating in time to the music.

Of course we could allude some of the same vision of Hula Hips to the current stimulus plan, because the repurcussions of today's dance might last for decades and decades. Even after you stop playing the music, you have to wait awhile for the pictures to stop rattling.

In David Horsey's cartoon, while the jackass sitting off to the left (pun intended) is bugging his eyes out at all the visions of pork dancing in his head, the Republican threesome on the right (also pun intended) are not impressed, much less stimulated. Of course, that might be because they didn't originate the idea first.

So, do you feel particularly stimulated by the Obama Economic Stimulus Plan?


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