Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The candidates from both parties constantly throw out numbers about our Nations debt and indebtedness.   As TV consumers we hear these numbers but they don’t register:   ten million dollars to Sesame Street – three billion dollars for a new military aircraft - sixteen trillion dollar national debt.

Let’s break this down to Sesame Street understanding.   The Count might instruct:

If you take a drum stick and bang it on the table once every second, it will take you twelve days (24 hours a day seven days a week) to bang out one million.

It will take you thirty-two years to bang out one billion.

It will take you thirty-two thousand years to bang out one trillion. 

Honey Boo Boo’s sister has two thumbs, and she is the only one in her family that can count to eleven without taking off her shoes.   How can we understand numbers that we are physically unable to count? 

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. I love facebook for one reason..all my 'friends' post all the lies the Romney /Ryan people are sending out and calling them on it..The newspapers are calling them on it, the News shows are calling them on it(even Fox called them a liar)..and none of my friends watch honey boo boo..thank the Goddess.

  2. As Mr. Natural seez..."it don't mean sheeeeit".

  3. No one can comprehend numbers that big which is why elected representatives tend to beat to death little numbers they understand. Ten days arguing about $10 million and pass a $1 trillion without debate. Hooman beens.


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