Now that the presidential election season is upon us, and the political promises are already flowing like diarrhea— from the Greek dia, meaning “through,” and rhea, “the back of the head.”
(That’s a joke, by the way, in case your sense of political humor is deficient, like so many politicians— And there I go again.)
In any case, I’ve really wanted to revive my political blog, but I need to be able to do it in such a way that I won’t go insane.
Nick Gillespie inspired me with a comment he made on John Stossel’s “year in review” show, talking about Reason.tv’s “Nanny of the Month” features and government Nannies: “They see a small problem, and they pull out the bazooka immediately, and it causes real problems.”
Aha! I thought. That would make a perfect satirical character. And maybe I could blow off a little steam and write about politics and not go completely wacky. Wouldn’t that be nice?
So I now present to you…
Bigger than a tall building,
Faster than a light-rail train,
Exploiter of the ignorant, shafter of the hapless,
Wiser than God and richer than you, it’s…
Bazooka Nanny: Government Superhero
Today’s episode: Ugly Wallpaper.