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Bloviating Zeppelin: Government Big Enough

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Government Big Enough

Found inside the cab of, oddly enough, a Union Pacific diesel-electric locomotive set idling within the constraints of my mountain domain.

It shouldn't shock anyone that the BLET (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen) stems from, essentially, the very first union of note in this country.

What I find remarkable is a truth like this written amidst such a strong union presence.

But not that the UP is the quintessential "employee-friendly" company by any stretch of the most daft imagination. If you looked up the word "adversary" you'd see the UP shield.

However the truth is still, no matter what, the truth.

And truer words were never written.



Blogger Bushwack said...

Now that is a true statement if ever I heard one.

Wed Jan 16, 09:15:00 PM PST  
Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

I remember seing a TV show, Probably Twilight Zone where a robots who served humans was aked why he did it when he could be doing something else. He said it was so he could control humans because humans could no longer do anything for themselves everything had to be done for them.

Thu Jan 17, 06:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

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Thu Jan 17, 06:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

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Thu Jan 17, 06:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

My apologies for the two deletions. I keep making the same mistake! I need another cup of coffee!

This comment you posted is outstanding, BZ. I hope you don't mind if I snag it for Fractured Friday.

Thu Jan 17, 06:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Snag away, Gail. BTW, did you seen that Lionheart responded, and he's on the radio?


Thu Jan 17, 07:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

I just went there and left a comment, BZ. I think that's awesome! :)

Thu Jan 17, 04:10:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

simple yet true.

Thu Jan 17, 04:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

Great post! Love the quote!

Sat Jan 19, 03:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ron Simpson said...

Gerald Ford was the one who origanlly said, "The government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."

Sat Jan 19, 01:51:00 PM PST  

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