There are politicians who rant on about getting government off our backs. How much government has intruded into the lives of ordinary citizens. How we need to reduce bureaucracy, cut red tape, slim down the civil service.
However, in the next breath many of these same politicians want to interfere more in people’s lives. Take the issue of gay marriage.
A couple who happen to be the same sex wish to make a commitment to each other. They would like to tie their personal and perhaps financial lives together.
Why should they be denied that choice? How does it affect the people around them? It certainly doesn’t bother me, why should it bother you?
Then there’s the clergy. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but Cardinal O’Brien says “Gay marriage is like slavery”.
How does he come to that conclusion, and how does he know anyway?
A TORY/LIB-DEM PRODUCTION
‘A tale of two slimy greasers who
gang up with their rich mates and
screw the workers blind to save
their rotten system’
NOT TO BE MISSED
IT COULD COST YOU YOUR JOB!
ON GENERAL RELEASE, EVERYWHERE
John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called “pullets” and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs.
The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn’t perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells. The farmer’s favorite rooster was old Butch, and a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning
John noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all!
John went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John’s amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the Boone County Fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result… The judges not only awarded Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well. Clearly Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention?