Humor Break: Republicans & Democrats … Man in a boat & Woman in a hot air balloon

Posted: June 12, 2013 in Humor
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Captain Rick: A couple in a hot air balloon realized they were lost. They spotted a couple in a boat below and lowered their altitude so they could shout to each other. The following conversation took place …

Lady in balloon: “Excuse me, can you help us? I promised a some friends we would meet them an hour ago, but we don’t know where we are at.

Man in boat: The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a water elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and
100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”

Lady in balloon: She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

Man in boat: “I am. How did you know?”


Lady in balloon: “Well, everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

Man in boat: The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”

Lady in balloon: “I am. How did you know?”

Man in boat: “Well, you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your  problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it’s my fault.”

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  1. Sandi Bartlett says:

    Good one !!! Thanks for the laugh.

  2. atridim says:

    Sincere thanks to my friend Ken of California for providing the inspiration to create this post.
    Captain Rick

  3. Rusdon Ray says:

    That is a funny story but sometimes I wonder who is more to blame, Republicans or Democrats? Although the Republicans know and preach the correct principles of liberty and finance, they as a party, have also gotten us to where we are. Bush passed the Patriot Act which is the beginning of what the DHS & NSA is doing today. Bush passed the Energy Bill while working with the ICC which manages all energy including phasing out the incandescent light bulb etc. Bush started the bailouts and raised the debt ceiling. Most of us republicans blindly supported our party at the time while the democrats opposed us, just like the democrats are blindly following their party as we oppose them. The Democrats are wrong in most cases when it comes to Liberty but the Republicans are hypocrites once they become the majority party. They preach what is right but do the opposite when they are in power.
    It’s still a funny story.

    • atridim says:

      Hi Rusdon,
      Your words strike my heart as being a very accurate and honest summation of past and current politics.
      I welcome you as a new commenter on Atridim News Journal…and look forward to your regular comments on future reports.
      I also encourage you to consider writing an article focusing on your comment above and submit it for consideration of publication on Atridim News Journal.
      Welcome to Atridim News Journal,
      Captain Rick

  4. atridim says:

    Thanks for your reblog and acomment

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