Moment of contemplation

February 28th, 2013
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State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim offered her colleagues this tale on Thursday as the Legislature approaches first decking on Friday, an important procedural deadline for bills moving -- or not moving -- between chambers.

The boy rode the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along they passed some people who remarked,

"It was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding."

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions. Later, they passed some people that remarked,

"What a shame, he makes the little boy walk."

They then decided they both would walk.

Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some animal advocates that shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.

The boy and man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of this story? If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your a-s-s good-bye.

7 Responses to “Moment of contemplation”

  1. Marilyn Lee:

    Good advice,M


  2. Especially Incognito:

    Both parties need to get off their "seats".
    The one with the bigger bass can be scared with a mouse.


  3. hossana:

    TROUBLE IS THE ONLY PEOPLE THIS JACKASSES IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE PLEASE SEEM TO BE THEIR OWN EGOS!!!! HOW ABOUT REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE....WE NEED A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE WITH A ONE TERM LIMIT.....TERM LIMIT OF 5 YRS. SAME WITH THE GOVERNOR...ONE TERM LIMITED TO 5 YRS. LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF KOREA......


  4. hossana:

    THE ONLY PEOPLE THEY SEEM TO PLEASE ARE THEMSELVES AND SPECIAL INTERESTS INSTEAD OF THE PEOPLE.


  5. hossana:

    I WOULD HOPE THAT THE LEGISLATORS WOULD REPRESENT THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT THEMSELVES.


  6. Kolea:

    Hey Hossana,

    Please stop SHOUTING! Writing things in ALL CAPS does not make your comments more important. It just makes you appear rude.

    Thanks!


  7. Especially Incognito:

    Freedom of Speech.
    If one wants to shout, close your ears.
    Or close your mouth as well.


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