Skip to comments.Great political joke.....enjoy a laugh!
Posted on 01/26/2011 11:01:26 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda
Full of Hot Air
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "But how did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "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've made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now 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.
love it cheers.
Copied for my Facebook page!
Very funny thanks.
Me too :-)
There are 2 significant bodies of water just nearby there, so he could have been talking to her via a bullhorn. Although the residents probably wouldn’t be too thrilled since it’s such a small town.
I thought that I was the only one who checks on details, even within jokes or TV episodes (like geographic coordinates.)
I get accused of being anal by my sons, as a result.
Unfortunately, I have no idea how well informed they are, or how they vote.
Shades of Marshall Dodge, Rob Bryan and “Bert and I” where the answer to the baloonist’s question is, “You’re in a balloon, ya’ damn fool!”
Nope, as a retired USN quartermaster, I always check out lat/longs too.
The yahoo "best answer" where the guy says it isn't a real coordinate because it used ddd-mm.mm format instead of ddd-mm-ss had me howling.
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