RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A momentous day

My fellow Americans:

I am proud to announce that today our beloved country reached an awesome milestone. As a nation, we owe, according to the Peterson foundation, $15,692,368,067,305.23. Our population, based on a census bureau estimate for January 1, 2012, of 312,780,968, and increasing at a rate of one person every 17 second, is today 313,401,015 persons. According to my calculations, therefore, for the first time in history, every inhabitant of our great nation, man, woman and child, dirt-poor or Bob Kerrey, owes an average of more than $50,000 as their own personal share of the National Debt. In fact, we each owe $50,071 and 21 cents!

It took many great men and women to make this happen, but the greatest contribution of all comes from our President, Barack Hussein Obama, who is responsible for nearly a third of this truly humungous heap of indebtedness.

Take a bow, Mr. President. Take a bow, my fellow citizens. We are further in hock than any nation in the history of the planet!

1 comment:

  1. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    Thanks for the post...amusing and disheartening at the same time.