One of these things is not like the others. Can you pick which one doesn't belong?
- Why do farts smell so bad? So deaf people can enjoy them too.
- Why was the leper caught speeding? Because he couldn't take his foot off the accelerator.
- Who is to blame for the subprime crisis? Illegal immigrants and Hispanics "greedy" enough to seek subprime loans, Latinos and gays, and congressmen who were "pushing for more minority lending" without disclosing that "loaning to minorities and risky folks is a disaster".
Sadly number three represents the combined efforts of Michelle Malkin of The National Review and her take on "greedy" illegal immigrants and Hispanics, Mark Krikorian of the same publication who brought us the novel opinion that Washington Mutual's demise was caused by its propensity for employing, you guessed it, Latinos and gays, and Fox News's Neil Cavuto who knew those minorities and other risky folk were darn right risky because they're minorities, and thus risky, and thus minorities...
It's funny, I thought you defaulted on a loan when the repayments were set at a level beyond your capacity to meet them, not because you were born in another country or liked having sex with people with the same pink bits.
My mistake, this whole subprime crisis thing is a conspiracy against the good, rich, straight, white folk. Gotcha.
* For an interesting article on the possible social political effects of the financial crisis check out: