Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Bee-Watcher Watchers

Have you ever thought how pertinent this was to government? Read this poem, and keep in mind all of the agencies in the cancerous growth called the Administrative Branch of the government.

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You are?

(Dr. Suess) 1973

Oh, the jobs people work at!
Out west, near Hawtch-Hawtch,
there’s a Hawtch-Hawtcher Bee-Watcher.
His job is to watch...
is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee.
A bee that is watched will work harder, you see.
Well...he watched and he watched.
But, in spite of his watch,
that bee didn’t work any harder. Not mawtch.

So then somebody said,
“Our old bee-watching man
just isn’t bee-watching as hard as he can.
He ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher.
The thing that we need
is a Bee-Watcher-Watcher.”
The Bee-Watcher Watcher watched the Bee-Watcher.
He didn’t watch well. So another Hawtch-Hawtcher
had to come in as a Watch-Watcher-Watcher.

And today all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch
are watching on Watch-Watcher-Watchering-Watch,
Watch-Watching the Watcher who’s watching that bee.
You’re not a Hawtch-Hawtcher. You’re lucky you see.

This reminded me particularly of the Federal Department of Education. What a waste of money! They have a watch-watcher job to the T. They just have to watch the State Depts. of Education. I mean, we wouldn't want the local people to have to be in charge of deciding what to teach their kids! Oh, I guess the Fed Dept. also gets to waste our money on TV shows like "Dragon Tales." That makes you feel just great, doesn't it?

What watch-watchers bug you the most?

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