Thursday, January 29, 2009

My thermostat is set to 62...

during the day, 59 at night.

We wear long pants, long sleeves, sweatshirts and socks to keep warm.

But why bother?

From NRO's Corner:

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, okay?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

I don't really care if the President wears a jacket whenever he's in the oval office, though the formal touch is a nice one. I also don't expect him to work in uncomfortable temps. But, really. He lectured us on the importance of sacrifice, and specifically talked about room temperatures:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

Great example there, Mr. President.

Unrelated to thermostat settings, I saw this gem about the stimulus bill today:

Those opposed to the bill say it includes too much wasteful spending, pointing to things like $335 million in funding for education on sexually transmitted diseases and $650 million for digital TV coupons.

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats say measures such as those don't create jobs.

The Democratic rationale is that healthier Americans will be more productive. And on the millions for digital television coupons, the hope is that money will go to new call centers explaining how the technology works.

How stupid do they think we are? Call centers? That will be needed for how long? (Maybe we are that stupid.)

Have you contacted your congressional representatives yet? This will help you. Do it today.

I appreciate the fact that some people are stuck now with old technology tvs. Where was my coupon when 8-tracks died?

Update: Can't resist posting this clip of Speaker Pelosi 'splainin' why $335,000,000 for STD prevention will help stimulate the economy (via NRO Corner)


blacklin said...

You just got to love it. . .[sarcasm]. Thanks for your comment on my review and thanks for these links to Roll Call, etc. They're terrific!

DADvocate said...

For the past 5 days my thermostat was set on whatever the outdoor temperature was. No power.

Personally, I think no STD prevention would stimulate the economy more. More work for doctors, nurses, health clinics, pharmaceutical companies, etc treating STDs. :-)