Thursday, January 24, 2008

Battle Hymn of the Decline of the Republic.

Mine eyes have seen the horror of the voting of the horde,
They have looted the fromagerie where the guv'ment cheese is stored.
If the war's not won by the commercial break they grow so quickly bored
Their vote counts as much as yours.

15 comments:

Jenny said...

dang. sure wish I could disagree. :(

WmEarl said...

Couldn't put that to music, so it doesn't sing to me. Do we have to decide this year? Couldn't we slide it off another year or two - until some real leadership shows up?

West, By God said...

*shiver*

jesperskibbey said...

Yes, by all means, lets whine about the decline of democracy because of voters in the democracy actually voting.

Perhaps we should follow Anne Coulter's advice and require literacy tests and a poll tax for voters, that way we could eliminate the negative effects on our democracy of having to support the burden of the voting poor.

Ahab said...

You used fromagerie correctly in a sentence.

You're my hero today.

staghounds said...

You beat me to the fromagerie gush.

Democracy isn't essential for a free republic, and we don't have a democracy now. Everybody doesn't get to vote, we don't let nine year olds or the committed insane do it.

There's plenty of room for limiting the franchise in all sorts of ways. Mine would be to allow the vote to only net taxpayers in the previous term.

And I'd count government paychecks, like my own, against the balance too. Not just subsidies.

DirtCrashr said...

LOL - the Gubb'mint Cheese! Sure let every madskillz Xbox player from C 2 Shning C vot.

Tam said...

jesperskibbey,

"Perhaps we should follow Anne Coulter's advice and require literacy tests and a poll tax for voters"

A stopped clock, no matter how shrill and vulgar, is right twice a day. ;)

Stingray said...

Y'know, with all this fancy new-fangled electronic voting, backed with gub'mint-style security, we can probably start putting actual names to the people responsible for the current state of affairs without much effort. And if that's too much work, moveon.org/DU rallies aren't that hard to spot.

Jus' sayin is all...

Yuri Orlov said...

LMAO! Good job, I love it!

Anonymous said...

"Shrill and vulgar?" Did someone page me?

Hey, if you can't read Basic English, you should not be allowed to vote, period.

DRZinn said...

Change "by the commercial break" to "before the break" for better rhythm.

Anonymous said...

A lot of good voting will do if this isn't fixed.

It's coming.

http://financialpetition.org/

DirtCrashr said...

If you don't pay taxes you shouldn't be able top vote - or receive an "economic stimulus package" - somebody else's money.

Rorschach said...

wmearl. think "Battle Hymn of the Republic" or the theme to Dr. Strangelove.

http://bart.timebomb2000.com/Audio/MP3/Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic.mp3