Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ready, Set...

When you spend some time on the sea moving from vacation spot to vacation spot, you tend to lose a sense of "season." Say, if your bag is stuffed under a bunk of a Tall Ship™ and you leave sixty-five degree weather and sail South to a port with sixty-five degree weather. And then back North when it gets too hot.
Here on The Beach, though, lately (over the past two or three years) I've noticed that -- without even weighing anchor or setting topsails -- we go from sixty-five degrees to eighty-five degrees and everyone develops strange mannerisms. aches, and clothing choices. (Yes, it really is like being at sea. )
I remind them that it's called "Summer" and it's supposed to be, well, warmer than Spring. Some are busy running from their air-conditioned homes to their air-conditioned cars, stopping at the air-conditioned shop before getting to air-conditioned work, complaining about the heat.
Others are busy in those air-conditioned environments enjoying the thrilling reading provided by Dennis Kucinich's entertaining 85-page recollection of some of the kookier moments of the last eight years, comically-titled Articles of Impeachment. Yep, I poured myself a good tall tumbler of Recall, rolled about in the lush natural carpet of lavender and thyme, and then settled into the divan in the exterior conversation pit to thrill to the zany hijinks recapitulated therein. Like Article XX: Imprisoning Children and Article XXII: Creating Secret Laws.
As we were reminded earlier by our refreshingly frank representative Frank, you can't get Congress to impeach somebody for doing things that Congress did, or allowed. The hilarious Twin Articles XXIV and XXV, Spying on American Citizens Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Fourth Amendment and Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens are a good example of that. So, The End.
In the meantime, here's how the next late former ex-President feels about you:


And he'll do it too. He's a mean, spiteful little scamp.

1 comment:

karie said...

Dude, there's gonna be some TROUBLE if you try to veto my beer!