Thursday, October 1, 2009

Clowns in Space

County Legislator Tim Kennedy, pictured here, hopes to become the second clown to make it into outer space.

Canadian circus clown Guy Laliberte paid $35 million dollars to join a Russian and an American astronaut on a 9 day mission to the International Space Station. Laliberte, 50 is an experienced fire eater and stilt walker from Quebec. He is hoping to use the mission to publicize the world's growing shortage of clean water.

County Legislator Tim Kennedy hopes to soon become the second clown to be launched into space. The nine days off from work won't be a big deal since it's no secret Kennedy doesn't do anything to justify the $43,000/year he makes for his part time, no-show job as an Erie County Legislator. Unless you count fawning over Brian Higgins like a schoolgirl, as work duty. He's never seen in his S. Park Avenue office and no constituents would even notice if he were gone for nine years, much less nine days. Kennedy is a graduate of the Bill Stachowski do-nothing- but-sit-on-your-ass school of government. He was recently quoted as saying, "I don't know if I can be away from Brian Higgins, err, I mean my wife, for nine long days."
Canadian circus billionaire heads to space station*

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