Monday, December 21, 2009

Flying into 2010

I hate a fly. Yes, hate is a strong word...my dad said so. But truly, I do. I hate a fly.

That fact was reiterated to me as I was reading Dickens this week. I know now that my dislike for a fly is not just due to the fact that they aggravate me. It's deeper. They are stupid.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities sets up a scene in the wine-shop as so...

There were a few customers, drinking or not drinking, standing or seated, sprinkled about. The day was very hot, and heaps of flies, who were extending their inquisitive and adventurous perquisitions into all the glutinous little glasses near madame, fell dead at the bottom. Their decease made no impression on the other flies out promenading, who looked at them in the coolest manner (as if they themselves were elephants, or something as far removed), until they met the same fate. Curious to consider how heedless flies are!

Yeppers. I surmise the heedless flies that are currently in office do not see their impending fate in 2010. They only remember that President Obama can swat them and brag about it as he did during his famous fly killah interview. Keep him happy by circling the Hill and landing on all carrion placed before them, and everything will be fine. Veer off course by rejecting the offerings and be called into the Flight Controller's office for a flight plan adjustment.

I perceive they are told to ignore the other flies that just met their doom this past November.

Are our elected officials so very sure they can continue to promenade in defiance of the majority of Americans with no recourse in view? Do they truly see a bright future ahead for them? As they are lured into the spider's web of presidential deceit, is there a chance, a very minute chance, they feel any fear?

Gov. Sarah Palin, in a recent SarahPAC missive, stated:

"After all our travels, it's even more obvious to me that the winds of change are blowing strong. At every stop people talked about the need to take our country back. So let's do it! 2010 is just around the corner and with it will come one of the most critical elections of our lifetime. With important House and Senate races across our nation and dozens of gubernatorial races we have the chance to make a positive difference throughout our country."


Drink up, flies, to your hearts' content, but just as the maggots you derived from, you will once again be bottom dwellers...this time in the dregs of the wine glass you once embraced, in a drunken stupor, as life giving.

Impression-less. Heedless. Stupid. I hate a fly.

(Image by shanik on flickr)
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