Monday, September 05, 2005

Marie Antoinette Watch

Greetings dear readers! I have decided to insert a new serial into the Republic of Utica, the Marie Antoinette Watch.

Who was Marie Antoinette? She was the Queen of France at the time of the French Revolution. She added impetus to said Upheaval with her famous gaffe. When told that the starving people of France had no bread to eat, she said, "let them eat cake." She was so divorced from the reality that she couldn't conceive that people would have NOTHING in their pantry.

The Republic of Utica will crown a deserving Marie Antoinette from the ranks of the Liberal elites who love to ride their private jets from the Hollywood Hills to the salons of Upper Manhattan, looking down their patrician noses at us dirty, bedraggled peasants in the Red States of "Flyover Country" with complete disdain. The ones who'd sigh and rather be at a reading of Karl Marx in a Paris Cafe than having a hamburger and freedom fries with real people in Casper, Wyoming, Nashville, Tennessee, or Chillicothe, Ohio. Their Rodeo Drive Ivory Tower lives have put them out of touch with Main St Real World. Red State soldiers preserve their pampered lifestyles, facing perils far removed from them that they can't fathom.

Thus, whenever it is warranted, and we see such a Liberal distinguish themself above all others in this regard, he or she will be crowned as Queen Marie Antoinette.

Our first Marie Antoinette is a distinguished lady. She loves to lecture us humble peons about energy conservation while riding around on a private jet. She has a lovely voice reminiscent of a cross between Zsa Zsa Gabor and Teresa Heinz-Kerry.

Who is our Queen who'll let us eat cake? None other than the incomparable ARIANNA HUFFINGTON.

What offerings does she give us? Well, Her Majesty first criticized President Bush for flying over New Orleans and for supposedly "not caring." I realize that she is well-acquainted with flying in a private jet over the Conservative Hinterland and thinking herself too good for us. I believe she was just transferring her own feelings onto the president. Liberals do this a lot. Transferrence is when you do a bad thing, or have a very sorry character trait, and, instead of facing up to it, they accuse someone they dislike of the very thing they are guilty of.

In her post on September 2 she says the President is "giving hope to Trent Lott" as if this was so funny. I do find it strange that our pedicured princess was saying "at least they were wearing their 'get down to business' khakis." Really. And what exactly has she done other than hurl droppings on everyone like a vulture? Has she put on her "get down to business clothes" ever in her life? Yes, I know, I'm laughing at the idea too. I think her idea of "getting down to business" is firing the maid for not putting enough of a foam on her latte. What does her majesty know of hurricanes or what is going on in New Orleans? Has she ever felt one? I was under Hurricane Hugo's 217 mph winds in 1989 and it was no joke.

Just like today, during Hugo, local Liberal politicians let us rot and Bush 41 was the only one who did anything for us, by sending in the Army. Of course the elder Bush got blamed for all the ills, just like his son is today. Creampuffs like Huffington, who've never been more than a mile from the nearest Starbuck's, have not done anything to help. They are only using the dead in this catastrophe to pick up a few Democrat votes.

It is most enjoyable to read our queen refer to "the unecessary suffering" going on in New Orleans. How gauche! They should eat cake and be happy with Arianna! But it's all George Bush' fault. He caused the hurricane and all its "unnecessary" suffering. Now Arianna is going to pout all the way to Rodeo Drive and shop for eight hours instead of four! One has to wonder how much "unecessary" suffering she has endured!

Well, we're very proud of our new Queen, Marie Antoinette Huffington. May she reign long and give us more gaffes to laugh at and ridicule! And I hope the real world never comes crashing in on her, like it did for the original Marie Antoinette! Life would be unbearable for her highness!


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5:36 AM  
Blogger Cato Uticensis said...

Very nice. And?

A corporation is making money for providing a service, not unlike Starbuck's.

You need to understand that it's corrupt legalists and bureaucracy that takes peoples' freedoms away, not corporations. Sure there are some corrupt corporations who'll pick your pocket and we should punish such things. But it's corrupt dictators and oligarchies that enslave people. The same people who get us to demonize the corporations.

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Blogger C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

I remeber Hugo. It was amazing that it got little coverage in the press. Wasn't this this same time that the earthquake happened in San Fran? I think it was. All the cameras went to the left coast instead of covering the real tragedy in SC. Bastards!

12:18 PM  
Blogger C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

Also, there are only about three coprs on the planet that can do what Halliburton can do. the other two are Bechtel and Freeport McMoRan. Funny how the libs always focus on Halli and never go after the other two giants who win equal size contracts to help build nations. Keep The Faith!

12:20 PM  
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5:08 PM  
Blogger Cato Uticensis said...

Yes, I remember it was one month to the day after Hugo struck st croix. We were eating breakfast, and still amid much devastation, gearing up for another day of cleanup, someone said, "an earthquake rocked frisco last night." And I remember saying "dont even joke like that, it isn't funny!" But they were serious!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Sofocleto said...

Marie Antoinette was great. But Nick Possum also draws a good portrait of Al Zarqawi:

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a real Zarqawi. Nobody is willing to tell what really happened to him, but at some point before the invasion of Iraq he vanished from the real world and entered the twilight zone of black operations to become a symbol of evil and a master of disguise. Nowadays he hides out in the CIA complex at Langley, Virginia, a basement in Baghdad’s Green Zone, an office in Kuwait … or maybe all three.

Are the black ops boys who script the Zarqawi character having fun? We can only imagine the mirth as they workshop their man’s next adventure over a Budweiser or three, the snickers as they upload his latest message to the internet, the hysterical laughter as they follow the earnest accounts of his evil deeds in the world’s media. With journalists as compliant as this, it must be like shooting fish in a barrel.

3:40 PM  

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