Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A Bit of Silliness . . . (but I think it's food for thought!)

       Note:  If y'all haven't been there already, please stop by TGB and read 
Ronni's excellent post on what is being done to/in our country.     

I'm still buried with my book project (it's no longer a project -- it's become a mission) but I'm trying to keep up with y'all as well as the antics occurring in the world so I'm indulging in some silliness in the interest of maintaining a wee modicum of sanity in a world that's gone mad.   

Kent McKamy, whose emails help me maintain a modicum of sanity, sent along an excellent and funny piece that he received that not only made me laugh, but gave me food for thought.  He talked about collective nouns -- you know:  a gaggle of geese, a flock of sheep, a  school of fish, and my favorite: an exaltation of larks.  However, he included one that I really think is pertinent to today's political climate:  a congress of  baboons  and that, my friends, set me a-thinkin'. And henceforth, I shall refer to Speaker of the House, John Boehner, as the Chief Baboon.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!

Kay

14 comments:

  1. Perfect!
    Mr. Boehner certainly has earned that title.

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  2. I can't think of a better name for him.

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  3. AITBR: Indeed he has!!

    Betty: Obviously, neither can I!

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  4. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Kay--It's amazing that you or one of your blog friends didn't make the connection, before. Now, we all know!
    Cop Car

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  5. LOL, LOL...I revieved that "BabooN" thingy from someone, too, and thought it was PERFECT!!! Indeed...Boenher is The Head Baboon---in fact, He and his co-horts gice Baboons a bad name...!!!! Deliver us from these heartless people....!

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  6. Naomi: I knew you would love it. Sometimes we need to laugh -- if only to keep from crying.

    CC: Kent is a blogger and a real-time friend of Ronni. He just doesn't blog much these days and passes on groaners, etc. to me a lot! We share a connection from his prep school days.

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  7. Congress of baboons....perfect!

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  8. I don't know if and when I'll ever get down to my book project.
    Good luck!

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  9. I think you hit "The Nail On The Head" Sorry I haven't been around much. August was a "lost month" for me. Next time I get up your way will let you know and maybe we can meet for lunch. |I would like that.. Have a great week

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  10. As a member of the National Humane Society and the SPCA I am appalled that you would even use the name Boehner in connection with such upstanding animals as the Baboon.

    As to congress, I suggest A Buffoon of Congress is more appropo.

    Loved the piece!!!!!!

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  11. Kay, thank you so much for the link to Ronni's post with the Mike Lofgren article. He's written the best summary of the madness of the last 30 years that I have yet to see. Like you, I am terrified, although not yet checking out the Hemlock Society. More along the lines of liquidating and emigrating and starting again...
    But not without a fight! Keep on trucking, girl...

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  12. We're in the same boat in regards with the book project. It's also a mission for me now to finish it as soon as I can!

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  13. EXCELLENT choice of words!

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