Tuesday, September 23, 2008

End of Elf Tale

Saying for the Day
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate. ~Frank McKinney

Picture of the day

End of Elf Tale
It’s Tuesday and we continue the Elf Tale from last Friday.
Political chaos continued. All across the great country politicians continued to lie and go mute. The office didn’t matter. Candidates for Mayor, Governor, Dog Warden, President all lied. All went mute.
Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors were consulted. but they couldn’t find a physical cause. Even Psychiatrists were called in but despite multiple fancy theories they were of no help.
Candidates even tried praying but it didn’t help.
They had lied for so long it never occurred to them that this could be the problem.
There was one place where the lies continued untouched. It was the internet. Of course, the websites of the candidates disappeared. But the blogs and the websites of the true believers continued. They continued to tell and retell the lies the politicians couldn’t. This was possible because they weren’t politicians and in their heart of hearts they believed they were telling the truth. They knew their candidate was good and the other candidate evil. They were just ordinary people, housewives , workers, caring people caught up in the lies and believing them to be true driven to tell and retell them.
Three weeks before the election the PPP candidate figured out what the problem was. He cancelled all public appearances and put out a new commercial. He stood and said to the audience I’m the PPP candidate for President and I care about what happens to this Great Country. That was it. The entire commercial. But it ran because it was the truth. He did care.
The election came and went. Despite all the mute candidates people were elected to all the offices. The PPP candidate became President.
The PPP President elect sat in his office and wondered how he could govern. He would have to give the real reason for picking the people to be appointed to the various positions. That was not good. He would not be able to hide the fact that he though the Majority Party Leader in the Senate, a man of his own party, was an idiot. How would he conduct foreign policy if he had to tell the truth ? How could he govern?
He called for the Senate Majority Leader to come for a chat. He started by saying.” You know I have always thought highly of you”. He did not go mute. He had told a lie and he didn’t go mute. That’s when he understod. He was no longer a politician fighting for a position he was THE PRESIDENT covered by his office. He could govern after all.
All across the Great Country life went on as usual.
It would do so until the next election.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Late yesterday Eino’s friend from the FBI called and said that he couldn’t help . He had been ordered to stop asking questions about secret installations since they had no relevance to the case he was working on.
Over at the museum the haunting or whatever continued. Every morning at 6:30 the piano played, the same old song, and the shoes danced. They tried locking the shoes in a closet but they got out and danced anyway.
Orvile Maki said he would put an end to it. He took the shoes home and in the morning at 5:30 he put them on and went for his morning run. At 6:00 he found himself moving toward t he museum. He couldn’t stop though he tried as hard as he could. When they arrived at the museum the door flew open and in he went. He sat in the piano room at 6:25 and took off the shoes. At 6:30 the piano started playing and the shoes started dancing. He was glad he got them off. He tried to leave but couldn’t get out of the chair. He had to watch and listen until 7:00 when he was free to go.
Tommy UK suggested to Eino that if it really was a ghost or ghosts they needed to get the history of the room, the song, the piano, and the shoes. It might tell them why these ghosts were there.

Wrap Up
I'm still queasy , whatever that means. In the morning I blogged then I read. Then I napped. In the afternoon I watched my soap. Visited all the wpordzzle blogs. Then I read. Now I have visited most of my links. I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Eino needs to hire an investigator to watch Tommy UK and Mrs. Trumble. After all, they did fool the town with the White Rabbit.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

We all tell polite lies all the time. It seems the only other option is to keep our mouths closed!

Tommy UK is right - they'll get nowhere without the full information.

PS - I love your photo of the day!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Sometimes I think Maggie and SPanky are related...he looks like that most of the day.

8:25 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

so in the end, despite all the change, nothing really changes...

10:59 AM  
Blogger Family Man said...

As many things change, they all remain the same.....

11:42 AM  
Blogger William ~ The Old Fart said...

I guess politicians will be politicians and things will be the same as always.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Seriously, I want to be that dog! No shame!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Ruth W. said...

I hope things are going well for you Dr. John. I've lost track of you, but now you are found....Will keep reading and enjoying your blog.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Lu' said...

I liked you picture for the day. My cat Isabelle lays like that, it's a hoot.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

And the man was a President and appointed someone, who contributed a lot of money to the election campaign, Ambassador in Paris or London or Berlin. Even if the appointed person, never has left his state.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

So it's okay for the acting President to lie? And all this time I have been getting upset about it.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

URGH! See? That FBI guy is NEVER any help! My battery is DIEING and I have to go... I will catch up with the rest of your stuff and read the elf tale this evening! (i hope)... no post from me today. ( i had to catch up with a friend who had her first grandson this week -- and a daughter who hasn't gotten to be at the beach this time... AND a friend who is cleaning up from IKE - she lost the entire ground floor of her home - but is feeling blessed to still have a home - she's got a GREAT attitude! Please keep her in your prayers!)

7:24 AM  

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