“Now if there’s a smile on my face–It’s only there tryin’ to fool the public; but when it comes down to fooling you–Now honey, that’s quite a different subject. Don’t let my glad expression, give you the wrong impression–really I’m sad. Oh, sadder than sad. You’re gone and I’m hurtin so bad. Like a clown I pretend to be glad. Now there’s some sad things known to man. They ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clown–when there’s no one around.”
Now, if I appear to be carefree, it’s only to camouflage my sadness; in order to sheild my pride I try to cover this hurt with a show of gladness. But don’t let my glad expression give you the wrong impression. Really, I’m sad. Oh sadder than sad. I’m sad and I want you to know. That for others I put on a show. Now there’s some sad things known to man–they ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clown, when there’s no one around
–Smokey Bill Robinson
Have you seen the price of eggs? It makes me wanna holla throw up both my hands!
The United States of America is the greatest country on this planet. Where else could you get into financial trouble to the tune of billions of dollars and your government help you out? I have been tracking the foreclosure crisis closely and wondering how in the world my fellow citizens were gonna get outta this big problem of homelessness.
Just as I was at my wits end about what to do to help, my government steps in to help failing banks recoup the money that they lent out for mortgages that weren’t being repaid by home owners who are broke due to this imaginary recession.
Not only are they going to rescue banks, but a huge insurance company too! I just love my government.
My question to Congress is this, Now that businesses and financial insitutions are gonna be helped, may I request a small bailout for me? I don’t own a house but I’d like to one day. In the meantime, my family is uninsured and need about $10K to help us out of our current medical bill debt. There is a perfectly good explanation for this current situation. You see, I unexpectently got sick and spent 4 days hospitalized. Now I am looking at huge bills that I really have no money to pay because I missed 4 days of work.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks for your considerations