Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thoughts in Passing

As usual, Jan and I were kicking around scenarios in the face of the upcoming political conventions. We mutually believe that the Republicans will, as normal, be less than exciting because of their very conservative nature. The Democrat assembly is the one which we anticipate watching, looking forward to characteristic strong feelings and divided loyalties.

She started our thinking with a suggestion of the analogy of kicking over an ant hill. Who has not, either through accident or intention kicked over an ant hill? We all know the result; apparent chaos will ensue. From the instant of the disturbance, the ants scurry about, disorganized, sometimes leaderless, and desperate to get back to business. These insects, often cited as nature’s best example of “community”, seek normalcy and the common good and demonstrate laudable work habits to support their reputation.

They are the finest example of the workers selflessly carrying loads far in excess of their own weight and struggling to accomplish whatever instinctive labor they undertake. They recognize and undergo any sacrifice to protect their leadership. They shine the light of a singular example of perseverance.

I guess the analogy fails shortly after the observation of the ensuing chaos. Unlike the ants, this body will be ruled by self-interest and seek leadership consistent with their personal agenda. Be it the promise of a ranking position in a future government or more “bacon” to bring home to their constituents, the results will be driven by their personal requirements. Unlike the ants, the common good will be lost in the shuffle.

As we read the reports, we see a number of very interesting developments. Barack Hussein Obama has graciously agreed to allow the Clinton Camp to not only seat the Michigan and Florida delegations but has encouraged the party to provide prominent speaking time to the entire family—even Chelsea. This demonstrates a magnanimous attitude on his part and also reveals a level of naiveté which he may come to regret.

We live in a rural area and often look to nature for our guide not only in survival here in the Ozarks but rules that work in all the matters of life. Among our neighbors, it is common currency that one realizes that “no snake dies before sundown.” Those who handle “dead” serpents are always inviting disaster.

We are most fortunate to have “pirated” a copy of the opening day agenda from a fellow blogger which we will share with you. It is an adjunct of the Denver Post blog called Freedom Fighter and I’m sure you’ll agree that being in Denver during the convention will be a distinct advantage for reliable coverage from the local paper.

Posted by John Galt:

Agenda for the 2008 Democratic National Convention (Just Released)

7:00 pm Opening flag burning

7:15 pm Pledge of Allegiance to the U.N. in Spanish

7:20 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

7:25 pm Nonreligious prayer and worship with Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton

7:45 pm Ceremonial tree hugging

7:55 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

8:00 pm How I Invented the Internet Al Gore

8:15 pm Gay Wedding Barney Frank presiding

8:35 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

8:40 pm Our Troops are War Criminals - John Kerry

9.00 pm Saddam Memorial Rally Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon

11.00 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

11:05 pm Collection for the Osama Bin Laden kidney transplant fund Barbara Streisand

11:15 pm Free the Freedom Fighters from Guantanamo Bay Sean Penn

11:30 pm Oval Office Affairs William Jefferson Clinton

11:45 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

11:50 pm How George Bush Brought Down the World Trade Towers Howard Dean and Rosie O’Donnell

12:15 am “Truth in Broadcasting Award”Presented to Dan Rather by Michael Moore

12:25 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

12:30 am Satellite address by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

12:45 am Nomination of Komrade Obama by Komrade Nancy Pelosi.

12:50 am Speech and toast by Hugo Chavez to the departure of “the great satan”, ‘W’ Bush

12:55 am Hillary proposes a toast to our 89 million new Democratic Mexican voters

1:00 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast to the extinction of the Republican party.

1:05 am Coronation of Komrade Obama

1:30 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

1:35 am Bill Clinton asks Ted Kennedy to drive Hillary home

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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