THE ABSURD TIMES
Keith Tucker, at www.whatnowtoons.com so often does such good work that I'd ask you if you know a newspaper publisher who would at least take a look at them? It is unfortunate that most of the media is in the hands of those who have a stake in our bad fortune.
Anyway, I've been ill and am barely recovering. It doesn't seem that the Times have been all that missed although many of you did know my condition.
Anyway, I'm still taking it easy.
Can we really comprehend that people take the assertion that Obama is proposing "Death Panels?" I would be in favor of them, personally, as I can think of a lot of people I'd like disposed of. Forget the health excuses -- just I'd like to be able to order them dead if I thought they were too silly or obnoxious.
Do they really believe that Obama is like Hitler? Anybody remember Jessie Owens? Of course not. This is the United states of Amnesia.
I have also heard the quote "Keep your government hand off my Social Security." Someone help me -- I'm really having trouble accepting this stupidity.
Did anyone notice the name of the city or town that Hillary Clinton met all those world leaders in Tailand in? Maybe some did, but just could not mention it, but they did print it. It was Phuckett -- Phuckett Tailand. I can imagine "Dateline Phuckett." Or "Tonight, reporting from Phuckett, Brian Williams!" The whole thing just seemed to pass by unnoticed. I did hear it pronounced once, Frankified -- sort of like in the British Comedy Keeping Up Appearances where the woman, named Bucket, insisted it be pronounced bouquet. Phuckett, Tailand -- just wanted to say it once more.
Notice the wildfires in California? I saw a ticker announcement that they started with a spark from a "Marijuana Camp." Now that got me to thinking. We have heard of Terrorist Camps, Boot Camp, Summer Camp -- why not marijuana camp? "This year we are sending little Jimmie off to marijuana camp. He's been looking forward to it all year."
I would volunteer to be a counselor in a marijuana camp, even though I feel volunteers should not be needed in an affluent society. For a cause like this, I'd compromise my principles.
All the football teams are in "Training Camp" right now. Wouldn't they be much more polite people if they went to marijuana camp instead? I can imagine the huddle "I'll try to throw a sideline pass while 32 runs a crossing route, if we can stop from giggling."
"Hut 1, Hut ... like, um, whenever."