Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Comic Relief ... A Timely Tale ...

  
The Story of Old Butch

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records,and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate,he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover.

To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet,do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well. Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.

Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully next year, the bells are not always audible.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Yoke!

Anonymous said...

If Morelle hadn't "wished" for Maloney to lose (so his senior staff aide's husband wouldn't lose his job - McCann) then the MCDC would have put a lot more money into the campaign and they wouldn't have put a 27 yr. old neophyte in charge of it.
It would have only taken 300 voters to switch to Maloney from Auberger to close the 400+ gap that now exists in the voting. And most absentee ballots will be for Auberger since the military is pro-republican.
It is over for Greece. Darth Vader and the storm troopers are in full control and Luke and the Princess are doomed (that us, folks). Grab your ankles and get ready for what the most corrupt government in history has in store for us now! You think you have seen arrogance? You ain't seen nothin' yet!!

Anonymous said...

They did not need to change minds to get the votes. they needed to convince people to get out and vote at all! the votes were home sitting on couches. i submitted apathetic in SCATS one word poll and I stand by that assessment.

SCATS said...

To 11:54AM ~~ This might be splitting hairs but ... Based on comments by community folks who spoke to media throughout the campaigns, I heard them say they felt helpless to get real change in Greece regardless of who wins. To me that is complacency, the "victim" mode. "It doesn't matter who wins ..."

Anonymous said...

SCATS, That would be true if there was a significant decrease in voter turnout as compared to other non-presidential but supervisor elections. But the truth is, the votes for years when Supervisor was elected are right in the middle in terms of turnout and only slightly higher for the role of Supervisor as when Auberger was running unopposed in 2005. What does this tell me? That many people who didn't vote before also didn't vote now, even though there was a challenger. So peolpe will use the "no chance of change" as an excuse when really, they didn't care to begin with.

In 2005, Auberger got 15251 votes. Did you know that 4528 votes for supervisor were blank/void? That is a total of 19779 (and another 38 were for scattered votes). Maloney could have gotten all those blank votes and swayed a third of Aubergers to make up what he got last night...but all that is is existing voters who already are coming to the polls. He needed to get NEW people to vote.

Apathetic. Stay home= lazy. Go vote but not for one position = expressing vote of no confidence.
At least be like the the people who pulled the curtain but not the lever in 2005. That's sending more of a message than staying home.

Anonymous said...

Across the country the pundits are saying yesterday's vote was a republican victory against the policies of the new administration in Washington. Not against the president himself but against the policies and possible health care program being pushed down our throats.
And in Monroe county there are many who still think that republican and conservative parties equal lower taxes. Or we can just assume that half of Greece doesn't care if there is corruption at the town hall. Or they don't believe that the CEO of the town was responsible for the police problem and the many tax assessor problems.
But it was close!!!

Anonymous said...

Johnnie had some little sheeple
Whose hair was white as snow.
Every where that Johnny went
The sheeple were sure to go.

Anonymous said...

I have hunch that the mega-churches got out the fundies with fear of Dan the Devil.

I saw a neighbor who is fanatic religious type at the polls. This person never votes.

SCATS said...

To 2:57PM ~~ interesting thought that. Maybe we could find a cleric who will not only pray for us at the next Town Board meeting, but maybe he could do an exorcism on the Town Supervisor/Board to remove the devil who makes them "miss" the scandals born and bred on their watch ...

Anonymous said...

The failure of any organization can always be traced to its leadership. What just happened to the Greece Democrats is no exception. After putting together a full slate of great candidates last May, Greece Democratic Leader Meleca-Voight, abandoned her candidates to pursue her own personal social agenda as a legislative candidate. The individuals she left in charge of the campaign were, at best, grossly incompetent.

What started out to be a solid team effort was allowed to evolve into a disorganized effort. Each candidate was left to their own campaigns and their own fund raising, instead of conducting organized events for the benefit of the entire slate.

Only the leadership of the Greece Democrats could manage to blow the golden opportunity gift wrapped by the opposition in the form of scandal after scandal.

Sad, but true, that given the best chance to succeed in the past 100 years, only the leadership of the Greece Democratic Committee was capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Anonymous said...

I don't disagree with these assessments, but it almost proves the point. We are all blaming the leaders (or lack of leaders) of the democratic party. Blaming....we should be regrouping! And not wait til the next round of candidates are announced but rather work toward finding, nominating and demanding promotion of the right candidates! Maloney should not have had to be badgered into running, though at least he did run. We should have had people CHOMPING AT THE BIT to take on Auberger and had a primary full of qualified candidates to choose from.

SCATS said...

To 6:10PM ~~ Greece residents (the Sheeple) chose to have another 4 years of corrupt leadership under Uncle Auggie who permits illicit businesses to operate under his nose and on his watch (the Rub 'n Tug joints), who allows his employees to go without professional annual reviews/evaluations (Rahn et al), who can't find anything that he could have done differently to prevent any of it even after he found Greece was burning ... the Sheeple stayed home because their street got plowed or continued to vote the status quo (party ticket) knowing all it's shortcomings were headline news this past year.

I don't expect to hear any more complaining from people about the negative headlines (they WILL continue), their skyrocketing tax bills to payoff the lawsuits, or any of the other ills we knew before throwing away a chance to oust the status quo yesterday. Greece residents deserve the closed, clubby and corrupt govt they opted for.

SCATS said...

To 6:32PM ~~ I disagree to the extent that we could ALSO SUPPORT a different challenger to Uncle A. on the REPUBLICAN TICKET! Make Uncle Auggie go through a primary ;)

Anonymous said...

Poor form SCATS.

Those that didn't vote ned to shut up, yes.

Of those that did vote for Auberger, they had their reasons and I doubt THEY ALL will complain, be it bc of pride or closed eyes. 'Course some people will complain about EVERY/ANYTHING

But if someone voted for Maloney, aren't they allowed ot express their displeasure at the outcome?

Anonymous said...

6:41 SCATS, yes, for sure, I would have loved a R primary. I can see why there wasn't one though. However no excuse for the Dems to to have to practically beg someone to run.

I want to see the vote tallies by ward/preinct and see if the 1 - 2 % lead was across the board, or 10% in one spot...

SCATS said...

To 6:41PM ~~ Of the ones who voted for Maloney who want to complain, I'd like to hear WHAT THEY DID TO HELP THEIR GUY OVERCOME THE REPUBLICAN MACHINE in Greece. Then we can discuss the rest.

Anonymous said...

Not to burst your bubble SCATS but you're never going to get the chance to take out Auberger. Greece town law has already made that decision for you. Shut your eyes real tight and bury your head in the sand all you want, the Supervisor position is term limited and this is Auberger's last term. He is out in 4 and that's it. Now that the election is over maybe you can get back to some honest commentary and printing the truth. This was a fun year. Sorry your side lost every single race. Focus more on a positive message, quality candidates and serious campaigning and try again next time. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

The next time I hear anyone talk about Greece being a "conservative town" I'll laugh right in their face. We're so freakin conservative we've got houses of prostitution operating in the open. We're so religiously "right" we've got a Supervisor selling his own personal religion to the masses and claiming he's open to everyone (can't wait to see how that washes on his day of reckoning). We're so right wing we've got cops using their badge to get a one night stand while they patrol the streets. When one gets caught hurting the women he cops a feel from, he gets "demoted." What a joke we are. Yeah Greece is a real bastion of conservatism that fits perfectly into the corruption, the closed government and the clubby politicians. We're bad news and now everyone knows it.

SCATS said...

To 9:36PM ~~ You could NEVER "burst my bubble." I don't allow other people, especially strangers, to have that kind of control over me.

Anonymous said...

To 9:58 - 50.8 percent is hardly a victory for Jackie. It was a lesson for Greece.

Next time they will be back. Of course, there won't be a next time for Jack - he's TERM LIMITED OUT just in time to be personally sued by Merritt Rahn.

Life is good again.

Anonymous said...

What did you yourself do to help overcome the Republican machine?

Is Joe Moscato going to take some responsibility for this loss for his cause of the feuding?

SCATS said...

To 9:34AM ~~ I assume your question was directed to me. I educated myself, ran this BLOG and talked to everyone who would listen everywhere I went. I was not working with the Democrats, but alone and of my own volition. As I've previously stated, I have no party affiliation. I back the better prospect to do the job at hand.

Anonymous said...

Now Dave - let's tell the truth for once in your pathetic life. Guess you'll find out when you get served. I hear they are looking for a greeter at the Northgate Walmart. Too bad - no job for you! All those secret Rahn meetings just didn't work out for you! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

I can't see how Moscato is to blame the results?

That's just silly.

The divisions in the local democratic party are fairly deep and they need all elements to get together and make peace for the betterment of the party. There is also a major lack of direction from county democratic leadership.

Sometimes as we know from the national and state scene that unity isn't always possible. But we can hope for a lessening of tensions,
and a frank airing of grievances.

SCATS said...

To 1:21PM ~~ Dave?? Who are you talking to?

Anonymous said...

Again, I have no idea WHAT the democrats stand for.
Now that we have become (as one poster put it) the home of entitlements and as we now know there are no more $$$$ to 'give' away I must ask WHAT do the democrats want to do?

Anonymous said...

I think the Walmart Greeter position has been filled, check with Diane. A postion that requires alot of talking of no real value. LMAO

SCATS said...

First Dave. Now Diane. WHO are these people and why do they want to be greeters??

SCATS said...

To the person with the YouTube video of Garettson: Take it to his BLOG, please.

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration is rejecting a comment that makes no sense. My suspicion is that it's from one of those MoronsRanting people.