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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Duck Wisdom

Harbor_ducks Location: The harbor in Burlington, Vermont near the U.S. Coast Guard station. The boatless boat-access ramp.

A bit of a chill. Windy, too.

Yours truly was the only homo sapiens. Haven’t been down there all year. These guys had been sitting and floating along the shoreline having a little chat when I pulled up.

I popped out of my freshly inspected 2000 edition motor vehicle {McCaffrey’s Sunoco at North & North] and they came right over.

“Where you been,” asked the babe on the left?

“Slight life-style change,” said I. “2007’s been my year off the bike. It wasn’t just the cancer, it was time for a change of the routine. People still tell me they saw me on the bike the other day somewhere. I’ve stopped telling them I’ve been out of the bike saddle since December. People, after all, will see what they want to see.”

“You don’t have to remind us of that,” quacked the dude on the right.

“Sorry,” said I. “No bread. I just came down here on an impulse.”

“We’ll survive,” he replied. “After all, we ducks do not live by bread alone.”

Right.

Sitting_ducks “Just explain to us,” asked the female on the left, “why George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are still in charge, quack, quack?  In our little world, one-legged liars just don’t cut it, know what I mean?”

I told her I did. I also told here that “Justice in the human world often doesn’t get delivered as quickly as in the duck world. Especially in a ‘democracy’ which has rules and regulations and procedures and timelines and elections!"

“You people are so pathetic,” said one of the guys on the right.  “They stole the 2000 election. Your Supreme Court stopped the Florida vote recount that would have put Al Gore in the White House. An inconvenient truth, eh?

“Then the Bush-Cheney ruling team makes up bold lies to con your Congress and your 'media' and your crazy population into believing wild lies about Iraq so they can justify an invasion in 2003. And the bloodbath continues. For what?”

"Good question," I replied.  "Look, I’ve always wished human brains were as smart as duck brains. C’est la vie. You play the cards and the species you’re dealt, right?”

“I hear ya,” quacked one of the dames on the left.

"But,” says I, “it’s not like all human brains are dysfunctional. You guys probably aren’t going to fly cross-state, but Monday at 7 p.m. there’s going to be a big Impeachment Teach-In at Dartmouth’s Moore Hall.

“Among the participants in this human reality-check are Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Nation magazine writer John Nichols and Newfane Selectman Dan DeWalt who started the impeachment ball rolling a couple years back with a Vermont Town Meeting Day resolution.

“Hey, guys, we’re only human,” I told them.

Quack, quack, quack...

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jpc

“You people are so pathetic,” said one of the guys on the right. “They stole the 2000 election. Your Supreme Court stopped the Florida vote recount that would have put Al Gore in the White House. An inconvenient truth, eh?

It is a good thing that one doesn't really put a lot of faith into what a duck says. Peter you should have told them that here in reality the Supreme Court determines what is constitutional and what isn't. Ergo the election was legit and constitutional and wasn't stolen. The people who continue to live in the year 2000 are pathetic crybabies.

I really do wish they would start the impeachment process. A impeachment hearing would end the constant lies and allegations from the left. Of course they likely would just complain how are political process doesn't work, everyone is "bought" and never accept reality.

montpelier28

Mallards

bigbadbrad

There's our resident ditto head! What did I say before? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, chances are strong, it's a duck. Christ, talk about "Quack, quack, quack..."

JPC

BBB, care to explain your opinion or are you just going to chime in with your usual slur?

bibbadbrad

Think about it, ducky.

JPC

Think about it, why won't you just answer my question? Afraid of committment? Here's my guess, you really have zero to say, you search these posts in search of a comment by myself or vermonter. If there is one, you throw down an insult, say nothing of substance and continue on. I mean really, try adding something once in a while, maybe even try to engage someone in thought. As it is your posts are about as usefull as Sandy's.

bibbadbrad

Mega dittos to you, too. Touchy, aren't we? Man, Talk about a "pathetic crybaby". You call the tripe you post "substance"? Ok, You asked for it, you're gonna get it. Yeah, I consider you just another quaking duck from the right. Just like your hero "long John" Thomas, the most unqualified partisan hack to ever sit on the highest bench in the land, take his opinions from A. Scalia and hand an ill-gotten election to his benefactors in the GOP. Quacking Duck? Maybe you're both trained seals, I don't know. It's a good thing NOONE puts any stock in your quackings. Unfortunately for the rest of us, partisan hacks like Thomas hold tremendous sway over the lives of real Americans. Keep quaking away with those talking points there, You make my day!

bigbadbrad

Mega dittos to you, too. Touchy, aren't we? Man, Talk about a "pathetic crybaby". You call the tripe you post "substance"? Ok, You asked for it, you're gonna get it. Yeah, I consider you just another quaking duck from the right. Just like your hero "long John" Thomas, the most unqualified partisan hack to ever sit on the highest bench in the land, take his opinions from A. Scalia and hand an ill-gotten election to his benefactors in the GOP. Quacking Duck? Maybe you're both trained seals, I don't know. It's a good thing NOONE puts any stock in your quackings. Unfortunately for the rest of us, partisan hacks like Thomas hold tremendous sway over the lives of real Americans. Keep quaking away with those talking points there, You make my day!

bigbadbrad

Pardon Me, I should have refered to Judge Thomas as a partisan Quack, not a Partisan Hack. Even most hacks so some sort of Qualification for their jobs (well, except at the justice department). My apologies to GOP lickspittles, toadies and toesuckers everywhere.

Daffy

Oh my Peter.

The ducks are talking to you now?

jpc

Brad, thanks for attempting to making a point, I know it must have been hard for you. Concerning your point, ok Thomas is a hack, but what about all the others whom voted to stop the recount? What about the unofficial recounts afterward that show under every scenario possible Bush still had the most votes in Florida, and for good sakes why or why did the Congress of the United States certify the results when it would have taken only one single senator to stand up for a recount to go forwars. Twenty some odd reps requested it and even our good senator Leahy couldn't find it in him to request a recount. Unfortunately for the left, and as I stated above 2000 has long gone by and the continual crying is getting old. Seriously get over it, regroup and come up with a worthwhile Candidate.

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