Carnival Cruise Lines

My dad sends me these occasionally if he thinks they’re funny. This one’s pretty good. 😉

MOGADISHU (The Borowitz Report) – In yet another public relations setback for the beleaguered cruise ship company, Somali pirates today said they would no longer board Carnival Cruise ships, citing “unsafe working conditions.”

“If Carnival thinks that it’s going to be business as usual between them and the Somali pirates, they need to have their heads examined,” said Somali pirate spokesman Sugule.  “We Somali pirates may be bold, but we’re not crazy.”

The pirate said that the recent fire that crippled the giant cruise ship Carnival Splendor “has sent a shiver through the pirate community.”

“We Somali pirates face enough risks without dealing with decks bursting into flames,” he said.  “And don’t get me started on the nonfunctioning toilets.”

When asked if the Somali pirates might attempt to board Carnival ships in the future, he responded, “I am telling me hearties that if they were thinking of pillaging a Carnival ship of its booty over the holidays, they should make alternative plans.”

Carol Foyler, a spokesperson for Carnival Cruises, said that the company “would be working overtime to win back the pirates’ trust.”

In the meantime, Ms. Foyler said, Carnival would be unveiling a new slogan in the weeks to come: “Come for the fun, stay for the raging inferno.”

The argument for independents

Michael Crowley:

Suspicions about government growth, with independent voters, rises and falls depending on the temperature of the nation

The Senate rewards more conservative states in the heartland disproportionate way.

Presidential popularity tracks with unemployment. You can put the two graphs next to each other and it’s stunning.

Chris Hayes:

I was reading cover stories about the death of the Republican party and how it was all over for them as recent as December 2008. Permanent majority, etc.

2004 we were reading the same thing about democrats and they took over the house of representatives two years later.

Morning Joe: Poll shows that 70% of American’s think that it’s a good thing for Democrats to loose supermajority.