VotS picks up the parliamentary angle of yesterday's For Want of a Minute incident.
The meta-joke here is that the reason for the brusque treatment is that there is no slack left in the schedule. In treating our collective bottom like a stocking, the
Senator Lieberman may as well have been a man pleading for prostate cancer treatment. The presence of Senator Smalley foreshadows the coming Death Panel saying "Sorry, no budget for you. We can give you Ibuprofin."
"Thanks, no offense taken," replies a morose Joe in this hypothetical scene, "but I was taxed at a rather high rate my whole life in order to pay for this kind of thing. How is it that I've followed the rules all along, yet still come up short?"
Smalley takes on a expression blending boredom with sadness. "You know the four stages:
- From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
- If everyone else couldn't have it, it was/is immoral to let you have it.
- You had, therefore you must have stolen.
- Since you were classified a thief, it was morally correct to separate you from your ill-gotten gains.
Lieberman, dejected: "Thanks"
Smalley, beaming: "You're welcome."
In all surreality, though, that minute matters not. As the recent Sanders Incident demonstrates, the Progressives care not fig #1 for anything like rules, tradition, or decorum when such do not support their foul agenda. Dingy Harry is going to plant that stocking stuffer, come hell or a Milli Vanilli record.
And it's time for me to head to work. Might as well enjoy having the job enjoy me while it lasts. But I'm blegging for FMJRA input. Spam me, ye linkers. That includes any slack-jawed crypto-Marxists who don't agree with the this blog's traditional American stance on matters. If you're one of these hate-America-first weenies that's going to go see Avatar tonight, by way of getting your masochistic fix, stop on by. Offering infantile Al Gore apologists a boot to the head is just another service we offer.
Update: And, just as I Tweet this post, here is Fausta with a related offering.