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Call me a sentimentalist, but I get increasingly partial to the idea of a world without the UN towards the end of September every year.

The General Assembly is the international relations equivalent of the Mutter Museum (located at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia) – with displays by Ghadaffi-Duck, Ahmadimwitjihad, and the other denizens of the Turd World – a veritable freak show of geopolitical disease and deformity.

And a terrible waste of good real estate, too!

On a related note, there’s been talk over the years of finding a permanent home for the Olympics.  Among many meritorious arguments, this would greatly simplify the development and testing of performance enhancing drugs.  No need to build new and expensive lab facilities every four years.  With all of the test subjects in the same place, performing under the (relatively speaking) same conditions, the chemists will have a solid baseline and will be able to track their progress more easily.  And with the emerging addition of genetic modification, the one minute mile will soon be in reach.

Combining the two would be a real stroke of international genius.  Having the UN nestled among the temples on Olympos would certainly harmonize with the godlike qualities often displayed by the leaders of its member states.  And those mentally limp and morally flaccid dweebs would certainly benefit from the development of drugs to enhance the performance of the state of their members.

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Written by unreal2r

September 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM

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  1. Oh well then, I guess that lets the US out of the club, what with the stolen election of GWBush, twice, and the gerrymandering, the overwhelming odds an incumbent will win re-election, and the filthy control of the electoral process exercised by lobbyists…
    So, I guess that pretty much means, France will be left in control of the world!

    Non?

    Gail

    September 30, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    • The Birthers would argue that the US should be excluded because el Presidente isn’t a natural born citizen – so, whether you’re a left wing loon or a right wing loon, we don’t qualify. That works for me! And I could easily get down with the idea of la France cleaning up the mess in Somalia, too!

      Allons enfants de la Patrie,
      Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

      unreal2r

      September 30, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    • AND I forgot to mention that the odds of being elected to federal office if you’re not at least a millionaire or multi-millionaire are somewhere between zilch and none.

      SOME democracy!

      Gail

      September 30, 2009 at 11:01 PM

      • I’m not sure if your math is accurate. Was Jim Traficant a millionaire before being elected to Congress? William Jefferson? There are a lot of elected officials who seem to hit the Trifecta AFTER they get into office – and I’m sure there’s a correlation between personal net worth and campaign finance contributions – but there still seems to be plenty of opportunity for a common criminal to hold a Congressional office or even get a judicial appointment (like those dimwit Judges in Wilkes Barre who were on the payroll of the juvenile prison developers). This is why we need to keep Gitmo open. We need a place to stash the real enemy combatants.

        unreal2r

        September 30, 2009 at 11:15 PM

  2. I should have highlighted this comment from Say It With Wookies: Well, the UN is the international equivalent of ACORN — they try to provide a voice for the poor and downtrodden, which to conservatives is voter fraud.

    Gail

    September 28, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    • I don’t think the UN comes anywhere near the high standards ACORN has established. Remember food for oil? Now that was a model of high mindedness, wasn’t it? And then there’s the recent Goldstone report. Just shows that Human Rights Watch is no different than any other broken watch. The UN is a substantially worthless organization and should be put out of our misery.

      unreal2r

      September 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM

      • Why aren’t you at that conference? Everyone who thinks like you do is!
        http://wonkette.com/411332/self-described-republican-congressman-calls-obama-an-enemy-of-humanity-at-that-wingnut-conference

        best comment so far:

        This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets. — George Bernard Shaw

        Gail

        September 29, 2009 at 12:52 PM

      • Sounds like Shaw attended the last session of the General Assembly.

        unreal2r

        September 29, 2009 at 2:07 PM

      • And what agency reporting on this would you like to replace the UN?

        http://desdemonadespair.blogspot.com/2009/09/world-food-programme-to-shut-somalia.html

        OOOH! free private market forces?

        Gail

        September 30, 2009 at 9:50 PM

      • Happy you asked! I’d like to see an organization comprised exclusively of countries with governments that are representative democracies. Eliminate the despots, the oligarchs, the theocrats, the juntas, and the rest of the non-democratic world. Any country that abides by the basic standards expected of a representative democracy could participate – the rest can open their own club and entertain each other with long polemics about how unfairly they are being treated and how they are entitled to more respect and blah, blah, blah . . . Somalia, by the way, is not a representative democracy. I’m not sure what it is. But I don’t think there’s anything that can be done about it without making a huge military and economic commitment that would have to be shared among and coordinated with many countries. “Don’t all rush to line up at once . . .”

        unreal2r

        September 30, 2009 at 10:24 PM

  3. Gail

    September 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    • Looks like Mikie needs to buy a new Ab-Burner or become a Nutri-System spokesmodel.

      unreal2r

      September 28, 2009 at 5:26 PM


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