It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

07 December 2008

The Pampers Principle

One of my stalwart colleagues in the ongoing war against Planet Asshat is Diamond Tiger at Logistics Monster.  If LM is not on your regular rounds it should be due to lots of no nonsense analysis, with a nice touch of snark.

Yesterday she contacted me to tell me about a comment someone left on her blog.  I am a firm believer in the notion that people who want our world to no longer be occupied by the invasion forces of Planet Asshat should live by example.  This commenter has an excellent idea for living by Pampers' example, and I believe it should be embraced by all Americans so that we can be just like Pampers.  I call it the Pampers Principle.

Next time you move to another state and need a new driver’s license, try this: Refuse to produce the birth certificate or any other personal information required by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Just explain that a facsimile of the required document is posted on your website and give the clerk the domain name.
Tell them: “I’m following the example of President-elect Barack Obama. If he didn’t need to produce a birth certificate to establish his eligibility to be president of the United States, why would you require me to produce one to get a lousy driver’s license?”
See if it flies.
Yes, let us all embrace Pampers' example.  That's change you can deceive in!


Heidi Li said...

This is hilarious. Love it.

Shtuey said...

That's just what I told the commenter when I emailed to say I was using their remark for this post. Somehow I don't think our DMVs are going to be as appreciative of our humor. Bureaucrats are a miserable lot, or so it would seem.