Sunday, August 26, 2007


We will have had either a Bush or Clinton in the White House for 20 years (1988 to 2008).There is a possibility Hillary Clinton will be elected in 2009 and serve two terms, a total of 28 years Bush/Clinton. In 2016 Jeb Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Jenna and Barbara Bush could run for President. Let’s keep the Kingdom (correction) Republic alive and extend this reign (correction) Presidency for 36 years.

Congress is even worse.

Robert Byrd, Virginia 1959
Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts 1962
Daniel Inouye, Hawaii 1963
Ted Stevens, Alaska 1968
Joe Biden, Delaware 1973
Pete Domenici, New Mexico 1973

House of Representatives
John Dingell ,Michigan 1955
John Conyers, Michigan 1965
Bill Young, Florida 1971
Charles Rangel, New York 1971
Don Young, Alaska 1973
Pete Stark, California 1973
Ralph Regula, Ohio 1973

Most people and things have a life or expiration and move on to other things.
Jay Silverheels the Zamboni driver, at the United Center in Chicago, where the Blackhawks play, knew he had enough with slush and retired after 11 years.

Barney Fife, deputy sheriff of Mayberry, threw in his badge after 8 years and became a roadie for the heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Bo Dega the infamous rat trapper for the City of New York knew it was time to fish not cut bait, after 9 years in the Bronx.

Sydney Biddle Barrows, the Mayflower Madam, quit after 6 years when she was still on top, so to speak.

Lhakpa Doma Salaka, a well known Sherpa hung up his crampons after 8 successful scalings of Mount Everest .When asked why he said, “Chikkyasin khyok pezi zendi kitup nowasing Britney Spears khurung larangtigokiwi”(roughly translated, if a man wants to marry Britney Spears he should ask her personally).

Pfizer the maker of Viagra has a rigid standard of only 4 hours.

Tim Horton is said to have regretted playing 24 years for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He would have preferred to lose his teeth to Honey Dip and Walnut Crunch donuts instead of hockey pucks.

David Beckham left Manchester United after 10 years and is now trying to bend it in the States.

The Pampers, Polident, prune juice set in Congress has got to give it up to the new way, of iPod, Blackberry and bling.

Does Senator Byrd really think he helps his state when people see him and the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers”, more like, the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

Ted Kennedy has drunk wine from every vineyard in the world, why doesn’t he produce his own label. Come on Teddy, it’s time to sink or swim (sorry, poor choice of words).

Stevens & Young from Alaska are both under investigation on suspicion of taking bribes from VECO, an oil-field engineering company. If they do end up in Federal designer clothes, they may find out what earmarks really mean.

Senator Inouye might not be as good as the late Don Ho but he could probably sing a mean “Tiny Bubbles.”

Joe Biden’s got nothing else to do so he’s racking up frequent flyer miles and pretending he’s running for the Democratic Presidential nomination. At least he hasn’t plagiarized any speeches, yet!

Maybe it’s time for old Pete Domenici to take up ballooning in Albuquerque; the hot air shouldn’t be a factor.

Conyers and Dingell could do the circuit in Michigan retelling the juicy scandals. The ones about Wilbur Mills & Fanne Foxe, Wayne Hays & Elizabeth Ray, Gary Hart & Donna Rice or ‘Whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa’?

It’s time Charlie Rangel followed his predecessor Adam Clayton Powell, Jr and retired to Bimini in the Bahamas.

The rest of them would be perfect candidates for some reality TV show like “Extreme Makeover” or “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

The average life of a pig, which begets pork, is 10 years, a good start for term limits. When the Founding Fathers wrote, “We the people…” there was no de facto word ‘banana’, before Republic of the United States.

George Washington in his farewell of September 17, 1796 eliminating himself for a 3rd term, said “…every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that, if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were, temporary, I have the consolation to believe, that while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.”

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