Thursday, April 06, 2006

Top 11 Questions I’d Like To Ask Of The Bloggers I Read

MPR blogger Polinaut has asked the bloggers he reads to answer three questions dealing with their connections, financial and otherwise, to political parties and candidates.

We here at NIGP know our rights and flatly refuse to answer unless compelled by a subpoena. However, our refusal does not stop us from demanding that the blogs we read answer the following 11 questions:

11. Did you buy stock in Halliburton at the time of W’s second inauguration? If not, don’t you feel like a fool for missing out on an 89% return?

10. Do you feel lucky, punk?

9. Will you join my blogswarm to force McDonalds to bring back their Cobb Salad?

8. Are you an illegal allien?

7. Why do delivery drivers think they can park anywhere they want?

6. Have you ever persecuted an African-American Congresswoman?

5. Just who do you think you are?

4. Did you found the Crab Orchard, West Virginia branch of the KKK?

3. Do you know any good "Brokeback Mountain" jokes?

2. Are you a NASCAR fan? If so, why are you so racist?

1. Is your blog financed in part or in whole by the government?

6 Comments:

Blogger Nihilist in Golf Pants said...

Sisyphus, if Mary Katharine ever comes to town I suggest you treat her to a delicious Cobb Salad at Keegan's pub. She would love you forever, although with their ample supply of red onions in the salad there are drawbacks.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Nihilist in Golf Pants said...

I like the fact that he questions the integrity of us with the few hundred daily readers and leaves out PowerLine and Captain's Quarters.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Bob Collins said...

//Did you buy stock in Halliburton at the time of W’s second inauguration? If not, don’t you feel like a fool for missing out on an 89% return?

No. I'm still getting over buying Yahoo at $390.

//10. Do you feel lucky, punk?

Yes, I feel like a lucky punk.

//9. Will you join my blogswarm to force McDonalds to bring back their Cobb Salad?

I'm on a no-salt diet and I refuse to eat anything named after a baseball player.

//8. Are you an illegal allien?

Yes, I probably am.

//7. Why do delivery drivers think they can park anywhere they want?

Because people whine so much when their package shows up late.

//6. Have you ever persecuted an African-American Congresswoman?

I'm shocked to learn in this country there even is an African American congresswoman.

//5. Just who do you think you are?

Mr. Bigstuff, which probably explains why I've never gotten Aretha's love.

//4. Did you found the Crab Orchard, West Virginia branch of the KKK?

Up until now, I didn't even know where to look for the Crab Orchard, West Virginia branch.

//3. Do you know any good "Brokeback Mountain" jokes?

No, but I've got a couple of Ishtar yuckers.

//2. Are you a NASCAR fan? If so, why are you so racist?

Yes. Because everyone is racist to some degree.

//1. Is your blog financed in part or in whole by the government?

Apaprently so, but not by the state of Minnesota, as near as I can tell. Which probably explains why I can't get anybody in state government of the legislature to call me back.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Fred Fixx said...

MPR is awash in state funding. Bob Collins is either profoundly ignorant or a damn liar. Maybe that's why nobody in gov't will return his calls. That skill set is good enough for government work though.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Bob Collins said...

Read the comment again. I don't believe state funding is used by MPR for operational purposes. I believe it's capital, mostly transmitters nad towers in outstate communities.

See here.

None of the State funding received by MPR is used for operating costs, and none of it is used for the compensation of employees.

I admit I could be wrong since I'm not a budgeting person, however if you know some facts I don't, maybe you could specify them. Or you could call me names, I suppose.

So, what do you have against civility in conversations?

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Fred Fixx said...

Bob - Do you believe that MPR could pay the salaries they do (way above what the market dictates) if they also had to pay for their own capital expenditures?

To say nothing of the Federal welfare you guys get for broadcasting (still can't find anything in the Constitution that expressesly acknowledges that as a government function).

I'm starting to believe the profoundly ignorant theory of Polinaut. But working for government has a way of eroding economics knowledge - and any concept of the relationship between supply and demand.

If MPR doesn't need the public funding largesse, why take it? Care to put your money where your mouth is and test how long it lasts having to compete with every other broadcasting entity on an equal basis.

Or how about you take your skill set and blog Bob and get a private company to fund it? What's your guess on the level of demand for your skills?

3:03 PM  

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