Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Vermont State Motto: Syrup and Socialism

Well, no, actually, it's "Freedom and Unity", but the first half of that phrase has certainly been obsolete for as long as Vermonters have been packing Bernie Sanders off to the U.S. Senate. Sanders, as probably everyone knows, is the senate's only avowed socialist (kudos to Bernie for at least being honest about it).

Comrade Sanders was recently seen providing an example of Godwin's Law, or at least a corollary thereof, by comparing climate change skeptics to those who ignored the threat of Hitler back in the '30s. So, climate change = Hitler, and climate change skeptics = ...I dunno...America First? Charles Lindbergh? Ed Driscoll carries Sanders' analogy to its absurd conclusion, with the sarcastic formulation, "fluctuating temperatures equals invading Europe and killing six million Jews."

Is there a movement in favor of Vermont seceding and joining Canada? If not, let's get busy. And please pardon my own indulgence in a variant of Godwin's Law...

"All within climate change, nothing outside climate change, nothing against climate change."

(Photo lifted from Moonbattery)

Unrelated, but also found at Ed Driscoll's site, this hilarious nugget:
What’s Obama’s standing in DC these days? Perhaps this headline offers one clue:

“Jimmy Carter Upset About Being Compared To Obama.”


Yojimbo said...

Seems like your course is clear. Paco Enterprises' Tendentious Opinions Fermenting Unit should start Ethan Allen Marching and Chowder Society chapters throughout the state.

In the alternate: "56 states or bust".

RebeccaH said...

I remember life under Jimmy Carter. Barack Obama is not even Jimmy Carter.

So I guess President Peanut has a point.

JeffS said...

It's a pity that Vermont drank the Kool-aid so deeply. It used to be a state filled with level headed people.

Paco said...

Jeff: Leaning one's head against a cow every day while doing the morning milking will do that.

Anonymous said...

You market fundamentalists will not exist by the end of this century.

Paco said...

Anon: Well, it won't be because the polar ice caps have melted.

Yojimbo said...

What on earth is a market fundamentalist?

I think i should get a free day with the tardis for working TOFU into a post about Vermont and using the more covert ferment instead of forment.

JeffS said...

Yojimbo: I think "market fundamentalists" is newspeak for "bloody handed capitalistic pig-dogs". Or something like that.

Paco: I thought that they stuck their head inside a cow. But I can see how leaning against a cow might have similar effects.