Saturday, August 15, 2009

How Many Jokers Are in a Deck of Cards?

OK, I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I can keep myself from deleting this picture. I've always found Nancy's plastic look to be sort of icky, something like "Barbie Doll Grandma," but the Joker pic is just this side of horrifying. Clicking on my blog today has been a painful experience.

Scroll down to see YouTube Nan in 2006 expounding on being a "fan of disruptors: "There's nothing more articulate or eloquent to a member of Congress than the voice of their constituents"--yeah, she actually said that. But evidently it's true only if those "voices" are speaking on the Democrat side.

I am sick of the words coming out of this woman's mouth: "un-American" if you show up against ObamaCare (OK to be exact, she wrote that one); "Astroturfers" routinely "carrying swastikas to town meetings" (hilariously, Pelosi pronounces the word "swasti-KAH," accent on the last sylla-BLE). Dissent is unpatriotic when the Democrats come to town.

How many Jokers are in a deck? Most decks of cards have two. The Joker's use is widely varied: many card games omit the card from use entirely; others make it one of the most important in the game. Depending on its use, the Joker can be a beneficial or a harmful card. Often, the Joker is a wildcard, and thereby allowed to represent other existing cards. The term "Joker's Wild" originates from this practice. In the game of Old Maid, the Joker represents the Old Maid, a card that is to be avoided. In Crazy Eights, the Joker is a "skip" card, playable on top of any other card. In Mighty, the Joker is the second most powerful card in the game, although it cannot legally be played on the first or last trick.

Nancy Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco, since 1987. She can be ridiculed (it's almost too easy--she's such a target-rich environment), but she should not be taken lightly; her roots in politics run deep. Pelosi is the daughter of a New Deal congressman and revered mayor who ran a political machine from his Baltimore brick row house. "Little Nancy" was part of the operation: "Our whole lives were politics," she told an interviewer during her first race for Congress. "If you entered the house, it was always campaign time, and if you went into the living room it was always constituent time."

Evidently, Nancy's San Francisco constituents like her, and like her or not, she's an astute politician, so they'll probably never be rid of her. Here in Missouri, however, we would know exactly what to do with the likes of this kind of Joker.

[Touched wonders if Claire McCaskill is paying attention? At least try to pretend you're from Missouri, Claire.]

Here's Nancy, advocating free speech in 2006. Gosh, how she's aged in just 3 short years. She ought to sue her plastic surgeon.

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