Polyticks.......

..... I heard today about a fellow in Massachusetts, a Republican, who was overwhelmingly elected to fill Ted Kennedy's old, musty seat in Congress.....

.... and while many find that a glorious, earth-shattering event, I consistently find that shit happening in my own back yard mimics the News that I see everyday - if even metaphorically......

..... and as a case in point, I humbly offer the following story......

..... my lawn, my yard, my deck, my woods, they all find themselves being Nostrodamus' blotting pad in retrospect......

..... so anyway, Scott is elected as The Senator from Massachusetts........ well, fair enough........ this Tuesday before last was garbage day here in Eagle Glen, and the bastard garbage men stole my fine, beige, plastic garbage can......

.... that's right, rubberneckers....... I put out the garbage as I do every Tuesday evening, and the next morning all that was left was the poor, lonely, beige garbage can lid - and the can - filled with two neatly tied black garbage bags - was gone......

...... I searched and searched for a week for my missing garbage can - cursing under my breath as I did so - but to no avail...... it was GONE..... missing...... incommunicado, even........

...... and so, as yesterday was Tuesday, I gave up on the ole garbage can and trundled my two bags of garbage down to the curb for pick-up...... and as a final insult, I placed the lonely, discarded garbage can lid on top of one of the black bags.......

..... can you believe that those thieving assholes actually lifted up the lid from atop a bag, tossed the bag into the truck, and then laid the lid back down on the ground in front of my mailbox?......

.... good god, I was standing at the living room window shouting while I watched them do it!..........

... I mean, what kind of a deviant would steal a garbage can and leave the lid in the first place....... and the next week fail to take the lid when it had obviously been left as refuse?...........

...... which, of course, brings me to Scott..... lookit, folks...... how exactly is it that the citizens of Massachusetts could elect, elect, and re-elect Ted Kennedy for 42 years without batting an eyelash, and then suddenly jump ship towards a REAL candidate once Ted was dead and buried?........ why didn't they do this ten years earlier?...... were they just voting "Kennedy" because that is what good MA folks do?......... and here's the kicker..... if Teddy were still alive would this miraculous "breath of fresh air" have been elected this year?........ I don't think so, and that is the truly tragic thing about worrying about politics......

... and you know, that is what pisses me off most about politics - and why I never write about politics here on this stupid blog........ because most folks aren't any smarter than the bastards who stole my garbage can and then refused to take the lid the next week......... but then again, most folks will lift the lid off of a bag of garbage day after day - just to get the black bag underneath - because that is what they have been conditioned to do........... even though the bag AND the lid need to both be tossed together.........

...... Teddy should have been tossed a long time ago, folks...... let us hope that Scott is that great breath of fresh air that we've all be hoping for........ and not just another lid that needs to be tossed with "the usuals".....

.... but I DO live in hope.....

by Eric on January 20, 2010 | Bullshit (7) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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The Massachusetts result was definitely a shot across the bow, and lucky for the can thieves you didn't see 'em. I've looked through your optics...very very Bad Bad Juju.

Bullshitted by Yabu on January 21, 2010 07:04 AM

Without a doubt the best post I have seen regarding the whole Massachusetts fiasco.

And speaking truthfully, do we, as good southerners, truly are what a bunch of crazy Yankee's did with their Tuesday night?

If it was something worth partying about any fool knows it should have been done on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.

Bullshitted by BloodSpite on January 21, 2010 09:52 AM

Huh. Guess I'm the crazy Yankee in MA. (Although I have to admit, I am not one of those people who just fill in the ballot with more of what has gone before just because that's the way it's always been done.) And yep. I voted for Brown. I hope the rest of the country sits up and takes notice of the fact that their elected officials work for THEM. The elected seats belong to the people and politicians sit in them on borrowed time.

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on January 21, 2010 02:46 PM

.... I didn't mean to offend you, Lemon Stand...... this is why I don't write about politics......

Bullshitted by Eric on January 21, 2010 07:24 PM

LOL - excellent post about politics - one of the best I've read anywhere.

I still say the very best election I voted in was the one where I actually got to vote against old Teddy (for once in my life) a couple of years ago. It didn't work, of course, but I got to do it one time and I shall treasure that vote.

After all the hard work of the Brown supporters, they deserved a little fun time once the election was won. The cheering and the optimism - their little moment of victory time. The real test will be once he gets to DC and what he does once he's there.

I'm happy he won, just to shake things up. That was pretty fun to watch. However, I'm not holding my breath that much of anything will change (outside of the imminent defeat of a single bill on health care). I'll just wait and see what comes of this.

In the meantime, I haven't even had time to blog about mundane things lately much less politics. LOL. I need about 48 more hours per day to get everything done. Politics is not high on my list of things to blog about lately except for the occasional zinger when a politician merits such notice.

;-)


Bullshitted by Teresa on January 22, 2010 12:54 PM

A fine and truthful metaphor. Beautifully done.

Bullshitted by Omnibus Driver on January 23, 2010 02:17 PM

HAhahahaha - excellent political post Eric. You Rock. :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on January 24, 2010 04:40 PM