Changification and Congratulations


            I know that isn’t a real word but who cares?  Speaking of change, I see it as it applies to diapers.  It looks like the majority of Americans believe that our current version of the nanny state is just not nanny enough.    Its time to embrace ‘change we can believe in’ what ever that means.  Most of the candidates were full of shit before the election; a change of metaphorical diapers seems in order.  A real nanny may be needed. 


            No sour grapes, the people have spoken.  I disagree with their choice for president but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. 


            Congratulations Mr Obama, well done.  This is a historic day for America. I believe that the American public voted for the new president, not against his opponent.  And I believe that the majority did so with out regard to skin color.  This is an important thing to celebrate, whether you agree or not with the political leanings of either candidate.


Congratulations also go out to all the Democrats that achieved power yesterday.

I wish you well and hope for the best.  America got what they wanted and the Republicans got what they deserved.  I just hope that people learn from their choices.


Now on to ‘Change we can believe in”…


I eagerly await the changes to come. 


Will the patriot act be repealed? 

Will the department of homeland security be disbanded? 

Will Fran Drescher be appointed as chief nanny adviser to the president?

Will the failed Bush economic policies be overthrown and replaced with… something else? Can anyone tell me what the failed Bush economic policies were? 

Will the poor get richer and the rich get poorer?

Will we see cars that run off of moon beams and good intentions?

Will the Transportation Security Administration be out of work?

Will Bin-laden give up and ask for a book deal?

Will we set a date to withdraw from Iraq?  Will we stick to it?

Will we see a tally of freedoms restored?


I plan on keeping score.


I believe in change.

I just don’t believe that change is necessarily a positive thing.

Except when it comes to diapers. 



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9 thoughts on “Changification and Congratulations

  1. jimsmuse says:

    You have asked a lot of great questions in this post, pf — and you’re far from the only one who’s going to be keeping score.

    The whole world watched when we landed a man on the moon, and now they’re all watching to see if rhetoric and the power to inspire people will translate into “change” that we can all be comfortable with.

  2. I’ll jump in here. (Mostly because I can’t help it)

    I don’t think that change has to be comfortable. Actually, I think that real change is RARELY comfortable. A change for the better? I surely do hope so. I would wish this regardless of who won. What I’m hoping for America is sacrifice. Real, honest to goodness sacrifice.

    For years and years now, we have been told that we can have our cake and eat it too. And eat his cake as well, and that cake over there and order up a new batch of cake with our credit cards and spend all our resources and savings on a house made of cake and it didn’t matter because, HEY! We like cake and we can have it all.

    Well, guess what? Mom, as it turns out, was right. You can’t. Hard decisions need to be made, money can only be spent once and you don’t get to be the good guy just because you tell people that you are. Reality kinda sucks like that. I’m just looking for some honesty. That’s all. Tell me that it’s going to be hard, and I’ll believe you… because it will be.

    Honesty in politics… what a bizarre idea.

    -Turkish Prawn

    Your absolutely right change should not be comfortable, and I agree with you that spending on credit is a habit that both Americans and Congress has to stop.

    That said, I do not think the word sacrifice is the right word for what is needed.
    To live with in your means is not a sacrifice. Paying what something is worth is not a sacrifice. Having to live up to obligations is not a sacrifice. No longer receiving the un-earned is not a sacrifice.

    Having to pay more in taxes because what we expect from the federal government has increased is not a sacrifice.
    Paying more in taxes because the federal government has increased in size and scope against our will is a sacrifice.

    This is, I believe, the main difference between the left and right.

    Americans need to know that failure is an option, prices fluctuate, and that’s how markets work. At times there will be uncertainty, instability, and that is ok. People need to learn that its better to save for a rainy day than to use credit to bail your self out.

  3. jimsmuse says:

    Oh, my TP – you’re right. I think I meant that the results of the change would be something we can be comfortable with — I expect the process itself is going to be damn hard, require a lot of all of us, and take way too long.

  4. Archvillain says:

    That phrase (“the People have spoken”) bothers me.

    Always remember that “Vox populi, vox dei” is more accurately translated as, “My God! How did we get into this mess?”

    Since I’m making silly quotes, here are a couple more:

    “Americans are a people who know what they want, and they deserve to get it good and hard.” -H.L. Mencken

    “Wealthy republics usually fall when the people realize they can vote themselves largess from the public coffers.” -P.J. O’Rourke

  5. Ohh! I like the quote from P.J. Too damned true!


  6. Well put PF. I agree with your point entirely and bow to your clarification. I would substitute “sacrifice” with “hard and honest work”.

    What drives me bananas is the fact that folks are often stuck on what they are “owed” by the system, rather than what they are putting into their own lives in an effort to bright them selves to a better place. I fully embrace the idea of working as a group toward a common goal. What scares me the most is that the conventional wisdom has turned from the old JFK line, to “What is my government going to do for me? If they are going to bail out him, I should get some too!”

    I have no real problem with countries who work under a socialist model. That’s their decision and if it works for them, well, goodie! Just don’t tell me that I live in a capitalist model country and then bail out a bunch of rich asshats because, as it turns out, they made really, REALLY bad choices.

    We’ve been living a lie. If you have access and greased the right wheels, you will not fail, no matter how inept you are. Anyone with out those connections though, is often grist for the mill. Either we save everyone or they all get a chance to go through the grinding wheel.

    -Turkish Prawn

  7. Burrowowl says:

    I think that real change is almost always a good thing. Especially when politicians are a full of shit as they tend to be these days.

  8. Layman Pong says:

    Change I can believe in when I see it.

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