Tomorrow, 2 August 2010, our Constituent Assembly sits for a third time to try and elect a new Prime Minister for the country. The incumbent PM, who heads a caretaker government currently, resigned over a month ago. It is unlikely that this 3rd attempt at a new government will bear fruit. There is no consensus among the major political parties. Individual political leaders are merely drooling over the PM's chair. I have actually stopped thinking about this melodrama, a transparent attempt to fool the Nepali People who apparently elected the CA in the hopes of gaining a new constitution and consequently a "New Nepal".
I have a collection of political humour that I kept for just such an occasion like this. I have nothing more to say than to state the "funnies" below. Emphasis in bold are mine:
Giving money and power to government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which
everybody endeavors to live at the expense of
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and
report the facts.
In general, the art of government consists of taking
as much money as possible from one party of the
citizens to give to the other.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the
legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with
a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing
of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism
is the equal sharing of misery.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects
of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal