Today’s line-up of people who really don’t get it:
1.Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber of Mississippi is “encouraging citizens to pray for the city’s infrastructure, proclaiming ‘Yes….I believe we can pray potholes away.'” And sadly, this is not from The Onion! I don’t see any problems with this strategy; it’s practically flawless.
2. Venezuelan President Maduro, who has managed to absolutely gut the economy in a few short years, is now pointing to Colombians as the real scourge. Sounding a lot like a certain buffoon in the US, he stated:
“Who comes from Colombia to Venezuela? These are people who come with no education, without a penny in their pocket, it’s the poor who come fleeing … Venezuela has become a magnet, a guarantee for social rights for the Colombian people. I have to say it, and I ask for your understanding … I don’t offend Colombia by telling the truth, that Venezuela is hurting, because of all the poverty and the misery coming from Colombia … but aside from that, we get drug trafficking, mafias, and here we are, making sure Venezuela is a territory free of drugs, we are the victims, let’s open our eyes. And now, we are the victims of paramilitaries brought by the right, and send by Colombia’s far right.”
Yeah, that’s right, it’s the poverty and misery from Colombia that’s dragging down the Venezuelan economy. And deporting 800 Colombians from the border region will almost certainly solve the economic woes.
3. And now for the (unintentional) master of irony, we have first-class economy wrecker Bobby Mugabe, who yesterday proclaimed that there was “no suffering” in Zimbabwe. It’s hard to believe he could say that with a straight face. He went on to hilariously ask “But what is it that the people are suffering from? Didn’t we give them land?” That’s right Bobby. Land redistribution to your cronies should have fixed everything, right? What are these damned ingrates still complaining about?
*In honor of the very funny “There I Fixed It” Blog