Natural selection favors some politicians

Avoiding capture




 Crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep. —    Ray Davies quotes 

P L E A S E D  W I T H  T H E I R   I N N A T E  A B I L I T Y

Have you noticed over the past few months how the most blatantly crooked and untruthful politicians in the land have successfully managed to extricate themselves from the most politically botched and damning situations that would have the common man and woman imprisoned for corruption and/or incompetence?

I am not going to point fingers or mention names in this article but you really have to marvel at the Houdini-like way a few of the more notable members of government always publicly express either their innocence or non involvement in all those implicit undertakings their underlings have conducted in their name.

Watching the real news over the past few months I have noticed a definite similarity between the way lizards escape  capture by losing their tails in effect dissociating themselves from harmful and dangerous situations.

When a person has developed and perfected the ability to do this there is no longer  a need to apologize for anything you ever may have “allegedly perpetrated  and are thus given the green light to wash your hands like Pontius Pilate and claim a political and moral separation from reality.

Lounge lizards and political amphibians share this innate desire to escape harm at all costs.

I did not mention any names for fear that the guilty parties might be embarrassed by the social stigma. —  gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

11 Comments on Natural selection favors some politicians

  1. I never knew lizards could do that. I wonder if that’s why we lost ours!

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    • That’s an interesting question Sue. If turtles can run away from home why can’t lizards?


      • Do turtles run away from home? I didn’t know that either. Gaps in my education I guess

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      • When I was going to university I had a special turtle dish in which my turtle crawled over the side and vanished for one week. While was vacuming the litttle guy was picked up in the nozzle attachment. Apparently he hid in a slipper all the while. Don’t really know what he ate.

        Oh well…when he left the dish he knew his haapy das were over for a while. Least I hope he did. 🙂

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      • That’s a sad story. On the other hand it’s good to hear you know how to use a vacuum!

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      • I think the turtle was fortunate that I did not know how to use the vacuum properly.

        I had just purchased the machine and this was the initial cleaning operation ( it was a newly rented suite). After reading ALL the instructions I finally began Operation Cleanup.

        I was doing well with the main walking and living areas. Then I came to the closet. I removed the shoes and boots and a host of other miscellaneous items and turned the unit on.

        After a few moments I noticed the machine was not cleaning as well as it should have been doing.

        I turned it off and examined the hoses, the cannister lock where I placed a fresh filter bag and found nothing.

        The I had a notion to inspect the hose and nozzle and discovered to both my and the frightened turtle’s dismay that the hose had snagged the turtle and its size saved it from oblivion.

        I am assuming that the little guy was staying inside one of the shoes I had removed from the area.

        From that day on the turtle never left it’s habitat.

        A very close call for the two of us (more for the turtle than myelf). 🙂

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  2. Ahh..go ahead and mention names…or is the list too long?

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  3. Another winner! 😊

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