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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Aesop's Fable Friday

The Frogs Asking For a King

The Frogs were discontented because no one ruled over them, so they asked Jupiter for a King.

Jupiter, despising their folly, cast a log into their pool, and said that would be their King.

The Frogs were terrified by the splash, and jumped to the deepest parts of the pool; but when they saw the log remain motionless, they began to feel such contempt for it that they even took to sitting upon it.

Thinking that King was an insult to their dignity, they sent to Jupiter again, and begged him to take away the sluggish King and to give them another and a better one.

Jupiter sent a Stork to rule them, who arrived and began to catch and eat the Frogs as fast as he could.

Moral of the story: That governs best which governs least.


Blogger Always On Watch said...

The lesson would be lost on a liberal, who would start stammering "But, but, but..."

26 August, 2006 19:31  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I agree AOW.

27 August, 2006 00:51  
Blogger dcat said...

God I miss blogging Hey people! ^..^

Love it always on watch! LOL

Monica good to see you still at it!

27 August, 2006 17:01  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Glad to see you dcat! Thanks for coming by.

28 August, 2006 01:18  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

It's as good a description of Marxist Animal-House economic benefits as any: storks are more equal than frogs!

28 August, 2006 13:00  
Blogger Rastaman said...

This story is proof that infidels should be slaughtered. Green ones first.

Or, it could be considered proof that WHITE storks are superior to GREEN frogs.

Personally I think it means that Anarchy is my friend.

Perhaps it means that carnivores make dangerous leaders.

Maybe it's Never send a stork to do a logs job.

Oh wait, it means that storks love to eat frogs.

Glad that's cleared up.

Rastaman, King of the Weisenheimers

29 August, 2006 00:57  
Blogger skye said...

Or maybe Rastaman hit the bong before posting his thoughts...

29 August, 2006 17:43  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Never send a stork to do a logs job.

That's my favorite. lol!

29 August, 2006 23:42  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Skye: Great minds think alike!

Monica: Don't know if you have already done the story of the fox and the hounds? Not even sure that is an authentic Aesop fable.

Anyway, former Congressman J.C. Watts has an interesting take on that one:


It's how Democrats have turned on their lifelong friend Joe Lieberman.

29 August, 2006 23:47  
Blogger Rastaman said...

Or how Lieberman has turned on his lifelong party, the Democrats. Either way, Lieberman shows himself to be:

1. A hypocritical turncoat or;

2. An independent thinker.

The nature of politicians being what it is, he will be portrayed both ways regardless of whether either view is correct or not. Correctness is irrelevant in politics. Politics sucks. We're mired in the fetid swamp of politics when we should have no political parties at all, only candidates seeking office. Then we could look at these people more closely and they wouldn't have a gang to hide behind that is willing to lie their asses off to make their particular jerk seem attractive.

I don't smoke pot, Skye and Mike. I do like Willie Nelsons music though.


30 August, 2006 00:13  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Leftists are famous for turning on their own. I was first introduced to the existence of this bizarre behavior in David Horowitz's book Radical Son.

There is no room on the left for departure from the line they have drawn.

The tent on the right, however, is big enough for many different views! We debate and disagree and it is okay to do that.

I like that idea Rastaman but I am not sure if it is feasible. It's a nice idea though.

I haven't found the fable of the fox and the hound that JC Watts refers to in his article. Atleast not in a quick search of Aesop's Fables. I have seen this type of mentality manifested in situations in my own life though.

30 August, 2006 00:44  
Blogger Rastaman said...

You won't either. Fox and Hounds is a pub in England. It's also the name of the favorite sport of the rich and landed. It does sound like it might have been a fable though, maybe possibly could have perhaps.

Nawwww. I think Mike is inhaling.


31 August, 2006 01:55  
Blogger Kermit said...

Exactly why the frogs in my bog are happy. Well, sometimes the Silly Goose gets pretty out of sorts...

But hey...

She's a Frog of a different feather.

Off to another subject now...

Here in the Bubbas Bog we are trying to determine if the Demorats are Muskrats or 'Possums.

We are sure that they are not Nutrias because Nutrias have valuable pelts and a Demorat skin is hardly worth nailing to the barn door. Hence the origin of the phrase "get your worthless hide out of here."

And they are absolutely not beavers. I have never met a wasteful Beaver that graduated from an Ivy League School and then proceeded to create nothing whilst living of a trust fund.

Would love to hear any comments on genus Demorat!


09 September, 2006 17:24  
Blogger Kermit said...

And further more swamps are not fetid. Knock off the profiling by flora you heartless and thoughtless chunk of hummanity. My environment may not be your environment, but that does not make it less viable.

You probably discrinate against non carbon based life forms, Earthling!

It' not easy being green!


09 September, 2006 17:34  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Kermit - are you alright? ;-)

I would never call your bog fetid. Never! As for demorats I think you've got them nailed.

23 September, 2006 23:38  

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