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Posted - 02/28/2004 :  09:44:22  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
This is going to be a fascinating election year, and I'm damned glad I'm not running for office (as if!). The administration appears to be in almost full-time damage control, and not having much luck at it. And it seems that all of the glorious photo-ops have lost their glory -- Bush got righteously flipped off at Daytona.

I am reminded of a story the drivers tell:

Big Bubba and Billy-Bob decided that there was more money to be made driving as a team. So they applied at a company that did a lot of long-distance, team hauling, and were hired on. As part of their indoctrination, the company's safty director took a road test with them.

They drove the big rig through town and country, backed it up, made difficult turns, and generally demonstrated their driving skills. During the ride, the SD asked some hypothetical emergency questions. For this one, Big Bubba was driving and Billy-Bob was in the sleeper, smoking a cheap cigar and waiting his turn at the wheel.

"Bubba," asked the SD, "Let's say you're on a winding, mountain road hauling 49,000 pounds of powdered sheep dip. On your right side is a solid, stone wall going 2000 feet, straight up, and on your left is a rusty guard rail and a 2000 foot drop, straight down. You come to a short, straight strech, and there, coming at you, are two cars, drag racing! They're taking up the whole, damn' road and there's not enough space for anyone to stop. What do you do?!"

Big Bubba thought about this for a minute, then said, "Well, I reckon I'd have to reach back in the sleeper and wake up Billy-Bob."

"Say what?" gasped the SD. "What good will waking up Billy-Bob do you?"

"It won't do me none, but Billy-Bob, he's never seen a real, good wreck before."

Am I just starting to catch a glimpse of Bush's hand easing back toward the sleeper?

"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres

"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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