Monday, September 20, 2010

An Aesop's Fable And A Message From Billy Long

A man who wanted to buy an Ass went to market, and, coming across a likely-looking beast, arranged with the owner that he should be allowed to take him home on trial to see what he was like.

When he reached home, he put him into his stable along with the other asses. The newcomer took a look round, and immediately went and chose a place next to the laziest and greediest beast in the stable.

When the master saw this he put a halter on him at once, and led him off and handed him over to his owner again.

The latter was a good deal surprised to seem him back so soon, and said, "Why, do you mean to say you have tested him already?"

"I don't want to put him through any more tests," replied the other. "I could see what sort of beast he is from the companion he chose for himself."

We can't expect to change Washington D.C. unless we're willing to change the type of people we're willing to send to Washington.

I'm not going to Washington to scratch other people's backs. You have my word on that.

I'll go to Washington and fight to get this country back on track.

I may not look the part, but I'll do the right thing for the right reasons everyday I'm there.

I'm Billy Long and I approve this message and if you're fed up with politicians in Washington and their cronies I would truly appreciate your vote.

Oh it's oh so tasteful and oh so refined. And to think that I and 38,218 voters thought Billy Long was "Fed Up" with politicians in Washington and their cronies.

Must be a different Billy Long.


Anonymous said...

Do you think John Ashcroft will cover World Poker Tour professionals Billy Long's sinful hands thatv hold those wicked cards like Ashcroft covered the breasts of those women carved out in stone in the Justice Department.

Anonymous said...

What bothers me about all these "fed up" and "I'm going to DC to take back our country" Tea Party people is their secrets.

None of them want any media scrutiny. Long wants to debate (sort of) but on the radio not on TV where the public can watch him for his "tell". You know, it's nice to see a man in action before you vote for him. Billy doesn't seem to want that kind of scrutiny.
And he probably wouldn't want to play poker with someone behind a screen, someone he couldn't watch and notice their "tell".

Right Billy?

A vote for any of these people with their "slogans not substance" is like buying a pig in a poke. The public may not like what they get.

They are extremely anti-social programs. Ask yourself if you or your children are using a social program. Social Security? Republicans hate it. Medicare? Republicans hate it. Is your pension check or your health care coming from the federal government? Retired post office? Retired military? Retired ANY government agency? You may be in big trouble.

These tea party folks keep saying they want to shrink government. What are they saying exactly? Has anyone been able to ask them what exactly they mean by that? Would they promise not to shrink the size and scope of your government pension and health care coverage? I mean as long as they're going to be busy de-funding the President's Health Care Reform why not add a few lines to the bill de-funding some other government socialized programs. I bet people drawing these checks never thought they'd be called Socialists and be told that by reducing or eliminating their checks we're fighting Socialism. See how that play with words works?

They won't be putting you in the street, instead they'll be doing all they can to "take back our country from the liberal Socialists and protect our liberty and freedom". Gosh, that sounds good!!

The war on "Socialism" by the Tea Party won't look so good then.

I think I've seen their "tell"---even from behind the screen.


Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, this is Angelfire and I approved the previous message.

Anonymous said...

"What bothers me about these... people is their secrets."

I hear the secrets are getting ready to come out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

Billy's got a secret coming out of the closet?

But he's got two kids and he's married.

HAH! Must have been awfully crowded in that closet with Big Billy in there!

Anonymous said...

A Pair of Queens?

What's all this about a closet? How big a closet we talking about here? Billy? Surely NOT! I know some gay men and I'm telling you NONE of them would be doing any sparkin' with Billy Long. Does Billy know our former governor? Yikes!! Talk about a pair of Queens!

Now, I'm just putting it out there that the former governor and Billy Long may have a lot in common, I'll grant you that. Boy, whew, the visual is giving me a headache. I've got to go lie down now.

Thank goodness this is all purely speculation.