Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sure It's Bad Here

(Just pulled the wrong cord and blew my first draft to perdition -- bedarned if I know how but there are dangerous "shortcut keys" on this keyboard).

Sure, things have taken a turn for the worse here, for all that President Obama isn't nearly Left enough to suit many of the ijits people who voted for him -- but it could be worse! (Others seem find occasion for humor -- warning, not for the easily-offended).

Down Venezuela way, they've had to abjure folk not to eat (or otherwise destroy) their paper ballots. Seems Pugsley is tryin' to push through a Constitutional change so's he can be El Supremo For Life* and it needs a referendum so it will look all proper an' legal -- and when you mess up your ballot, you're not goin' along with the progressive program. For that there are, of course, serious penalties. For their own good. Feh.
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* Hint: when your country's Chief Executive, Prime Minister, Premier, Head Honcho or whatever Panjandrum makes noises about this, it's time to remove him, by any means whatsover. I would suggest hanging, drawing and quartering, but simple defenestration or a high-velocity vote from a rooftop will do. Um, bear in mind that the jerk's bodyguard will outlive him and are usually annoyed at losing their meal ticket; the personal cost is high. But seriously -- remember Lord Acton's maxim and do the right thing. It's for damn sure the would be El Supremo won't. An outstanding characteristic of the U.S. is that our Presidents, when they are voted out, are happy to pack up and get when their term is over. There are usually half-witted rumors but in the end, dude walks away lookin' much relieved. Heck, we've even hounded 'em out and they still went without a fuss when it came Moving Day.

2 comments:

Old Grouch said...

"... our Presidents, when they are voted out, are happy to pack up and get when their term is over."

Well, mostly.

(OTOH, Gerald Ford found that a major benefit of being an ex-Pres was getting invited to golf tournaments.)

Nathan Brindle said...

"... in our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character."

-- P.J. O'Rourke