Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Most people have been taught that satire, ridicule and nonsense are the same thing. They are not.

Satire is mis-direction.

"Gulliver's Travels" is satire, Saturday Night Live is ridicule and nonsense.

Here is a GREAT satire from a blogger who calls himself Iowahawk.

This is not all of it, so I encourage you to read the rest of it here.

Readings from the Book of Barack

1. In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.

3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.

6 Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.

9 Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidlines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.

11 Then Govt said, “Let there be police, and firefighters, and teachers according to their kind, for they will create more jobs”; and it was so. 12 And then Govt bade the void bring forth crime, and arson, and stupidity, that each would yield seed to bring forth more police, and firefighters, and teachers, and jobs. And Govt saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 On the fourth day Govt said, “Let Us make the economy in Our image, according to Our likeness; let it have dominion over the cars of the road, over the appliances of the supercenters, and over the pet groomers of the strip malls, over all the clickthroughs of Amazon and over every creepy thing of the Dollar Stores.” 15 So Govt created the economy in His own image; services and wholesale and retail He created them. 16 Then Govt blessed them, and Govt said to them, “Be fruitful and use the multiplier effect; fill the land with jobs; thou have dominion over thy realm, within limits, as long and thou remember to get thy permits and tithe thy taxes, for they are good. Hope to see you at the fundraiser.”

17 And on the fifth day Govt made an official Govt holiday, and headed off for a 3-day golf weekend at Camp David. But first Govt said to the economy, "you are free to eat from any tree in the garden, except the tree of Knowledge. There is a serpent in that thing, and thy health care does not cover it."

Come on! Read the rest of it before you comment on it. I dare you!


Z said...

Oh, I wish there was a place to comment THERE, or did I miss it?
that is SO WELL DONE!
Thanks, Joe!

Joe said...

Z: As far as I can tell, there is no comment section of Iowahawk's blog. He is fairly well known, though and quoted around the Internet.

His other stuff is good too. And if you like old cars and mechanics, he is quite prolific with them as well.

Patty said...

Barack Obama is on the warpath. But isn’t he always. This skinny little inapt man has destroyed this nation’s values. He made the statement and he owns it, just like he owns THIS ECONOMY, JOBLESS AND POVERTY RATES.

Xavier Onassis said...

What a silly post.

Joe said...

XO: "What a silly post"

What a silly comment.

Nothing to add. No relationship to the topic. Nothing of value in the comment.