Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Vote Wisely ...


HEAVEN AND HELL
While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator..
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven.."
So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."
The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell..
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.
"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
The devil smiles at him and says, 

"Yesterday we were campaigning ... 

Today, you voted..."   

 Vote Wisely 
 November 2014

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a great analogy...I will be using that!!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is Republicans won big all over. Thank you Obama and your lack of leadership. Thank you arrogant Cuomo. We Democrats got our behinds handed to us. Oh yes nice job Dave Garretson.

SCATS said...

To 2:10AM ~~ While I am NOT at all enthused with the male version of Maggie Brooks winning, I will be pleased as punch if Assini pulls off a win over Geeze Louise ;)

Anonymous said...

Why is community activist Art Daughton no longer going by the name of Arthur but now calls himself Raymond. When he was in our neighborhood he introduced himself as Arthur Daughton but his facebook he is Raymond?

SCATS said...

To 10:01AM ~~ If I'm not mistaken, one is his first name & the other his middle name.

Anonymous said...

What's he hiding?

SCATS said...

To 7:44PM ~~ Why don't you ask him, if you think that's the case?

Anonymous said...
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SCATS said...

To 5:39PM ~~ We're supposed to believe he told you, a stranger, all of that? Riiiight ;)

SCATS said...

After more thought, I decided to delete the specific details about the aforementioned person. He's a private citizen, not in office, not getting paid by taxpayers, as far as I'm aware. So I see little reason to discuss his personal life in this venue.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. He's a public figure by choice. He publicly announced himself as president of a new community group. I saw it on TV from a town hall meeting. He chooses to be publicly known, has a Facebook page created for the community and attends meetings and speaks on behalf of the public when he does. So does this mean you'll never talk about anyone who is not an elected official? You've done plenty of that scats.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the removal. What is in my past should stay their.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't work that way Art when you pit yourself out there publicly. As Bill Russell. He hasn't been an elected official for years and he had a post taking a shot at him on this site. Your were a town wide community organizer years ago and now you're back trying to do the same. That makes you a "public figure." There's good and bad that comes with that. Its no big deal. Its just what it is.

SCATS said...

To 11:17PM ~~ As 10:47PM said, he was out of view for years. Additionally, he's not exactly doing a bang-up job with his name recognition these days. He's virtually unknown. As with many things, in the end, it's a judgment call.

To 10:47AM ~~ BR is running ads with a fairly large pic of himself in it. HE is putting HIMSELF out there. We just helped him along lol ...

I agree with what you say about people making a name for themselves though.