The Teabagger, the Fish & the Water

November 14, 2010


From The Magic Monestary, by Indries Shah

“Never ask a fish if you want to learn anything about water.

A fish doesn’t even know water is there when  it’s present.  He just becomes agitated when it’s gone. When deprived of it a fish can’t fathom the problem, he just knows something’s really amiss.

There’s a fable about fish.  They say that when a fish is scooped from the water and lies on the bank gasping, he regards his misfortune as stemming from anything and everything he can think of.  Sometimes he fights, sometimes he gives up.  Sometimes he thinks he should fight the trees, the grass, even the mud, as the causes of his situation.  But it’s only by accident that he ever flips back into the water.  When he does he thinks how clever he has been.  Most often, however, he dies.

Fish never see the net or know the hook.  At best they blame the worm on the hook, the ropes to which the net is attached.

How sad to be a fish, how fortunate to be a man!”

 How sublime to bag tea.

Katie Couric: Name a Supreme Court Decision you’ve disagreed with other than Rowe Vs. Wade.
Sarah Palin:  “Well, let’s see. There’s – of course – in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings.” 

Kudlow & Company, CNBC:
discussion about what she would do as VP
Sarah Palin: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?”

Sarah Palin (on democratic government): “I’m the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can’t.'”

Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party Candidate, Delaware:
“It’s not enough to be abstinent with other people . . . you also have to be abstinent alone . . . so you can’t masterbate…”

“Creationism, in essence, is believing that world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in … six 24 hour periods. And there is just as much evidence (if you don’t count science), if not more . . . supporting that.”  Italics mine.

“We took the Bible and prayer out of public schools. Now we’re having weekly shootings.” O’Donnell doesn’t say anything about regular lynchings when they were reading the Bible and praying in schools.

“If he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, then why am I in the picture.’ Which is an excellent question for her husband on more that pleasuring grounds.

Tea Party Buzzwords:
Socialism! Socialism!
Death Panels!
Socialism! Socialism!
Sharia Law!
Stimulus Plan!
Socialism! Socialism!
Gay rights.
Marriage equity.
Sex with dogs!
Socialism! Socialism!
Leftwing judicial activism!

Tea Party Non-buzzwords:
Private Insurance gouging!
Special rendition.
Science ignorance!
Facism! Fascism!
Plutocracy! Plutocracy!
Poverty in America.
More war!
Rightwing judicial activism!
Private insurance company death panels!
Indefinite incarceration.
Non-soveriegnty of women over their bodies!

And so it goes, as Vonnegut said.

Posted by Jim Culleny


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