For a good laugh (we all gotta laugh from time to time!), check out this column by Joe Queenen at the Wall Street Journal on Saturday (hat tip: Jeff).
Of all the complaints about how the stimulus money got spent in the past couple of years, the most legitimate is how little went to bloggers. The stimulus was supposed to give the economy a good, swift kick in the pants, with billions going to resurface roads and fix up deteriorating bridges. But stimulus money also got spent spaying and neutering pets in Wichita, investigating the depredations of marauding Connecticut-based insects, building a bridge connecting two Microsoft facilities in Redmond, Wash., and funding a study to examine how children perceive foreign accents.
There are 75 million bloggers in the US (who knew!). Queenen understands how vital we are to the ‘community,’ heck to the lifeblood of the nation!
This is where the bloggers come in. Luddites might not like it, but bloggers are just as much a part of the economy as teachers and grease monkeys and baristas. Bloggers produce stuff. Bloggers write stuff. Bloggers aren’t just sitting at home, wasting time. When a blogger blogs about what another blogger blogged about after reading a blogger’s blog response to a blogger’s remark he read on a blog at the Huffington Post, he is participating in the economic life of this nation, just as much as a roughneck resurfacing a highway in the Rocky Mountains in the middle of the night. In February. At 15 below zero. Right after an avalanche.
Send government money ASAP! Why shouldn’t ‘shovel-ready’ bloggers get stimulus funds too?
Read it all.