I was always told a gentleman should steer away from vile subjects such as politics. Lucky I am no gentleman.

 

They are not the only ones worthy of my spit of course. The people they work for are big candidates too. but they are different. The tycoons owe my nothing

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  

Have you spat at a politician today?

I am an expressionist. I like to express myself. I think spitting at someone, right in his face, is an extremely effective form of expression. Yes, I know, it is not very polite, but being polite means playing by their rules, and their rules were built to make them win, so that's not fun is it?

I don’t say kill a politician. I don’t say key a politician's car, I don’t even say call them in the middle of the night and hang up. I say spit in their face. Whenever you see them. My utopia is a world where you would not find a dry politician to save your life…

 
A politician is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip."  - Caskie Stinnett
 
They are not the only ones worthy of my spit of course. The people they work for are big candidates too. but they are different. The tycoons owe my nothing. It's a free world baby. They can be as assholish as they want, and if they get away with it, what can we do. (no, for them I have other plans, but we will not go into that now , as I don’t want to spoil the surprise)
But politicians? They are supposed to serve us. They are public servants. Servants. To the public. I am public. So are you. Public. Servants.
 
Politicians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.” 
– Robin williams
 
Now, you might say, if you don’t like the way they serve, you can always fire them. Elect new ones. Which is true in theory. In real life, it is a bit problematic. You can fire them (or set them on fire, depends how strong you feel about how they failed to serve us) but you can't really find a better replacement. I didn’t say spit at a politician from this part of the political map or the other, I said politicians. All of them.
 
If you can't convince them, confuse them."
 - Harry S Truman
 
These days being a politician is a business Endeavour.  And it is good for the resume and future contracts with the tycoons. It is a stepping stone. A pr trick to boost the lie hiding the fact you are a zero in a suit. And it is not a new thing, it was always like that, but once in a while it becomes unbearable, and we are deep in the middle of one of these 'once in a while'. Up to our eyeballs deep.
 
A fool and his money are soon elected." 
- Will Rogers
 
Spitting on someone is very offensive, but only on the psychological level. Unless you have extremely good aim and just finished some pitted fruit, it is very hard to create any real damage by spitting at someone.
 
The problem with political jokes is they get elected."
 
The only thing it will do is ruin his day. (and his meal if you have a nice spray technique)
It is nothing but a fly in the ointment, but we do know how that one fly is enough to ruin it for us. They at least have the ointment. We have nothing but flies. We are kind. We like to share. Here , have some of my flies. In your ointment. Maybe they will live us that untouched ointment. And you know what? An ointment with a fly is still better than no ointment at all.
 
Politicians are the same all over.  They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river. “
- Nikita Khrushchev
 

So , when you see them? In restaurants, in fancy hotels, in ceremony, just let the Chinese-worker-in-Beijing part of your being fill up with the mucus of your discontent, do a big chhhhhhhhhh and express yourself. Send also my best.
So, Have you spat at a politician today?