Bring back the Yippies

How would Abbie Hoffman have given testimony to the new House Benghazi! committee?

Weekend competition. How would Abbie Hoffman have given testimony to the new House Benghazi! committee?

300px-Flag_of_Yippies.svg Yes, there is an issue of bad taste since people died in the Benghazi consulate. The issue applies first to the creation of the committee as an electoral stunt.

Yippie flag courtesy of Wikipedia

Author: James Wimberley

James Wimberley (b. 1946, an Englishman raised in the Channel Islands. three adult children) is a former career international bureaucrat with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. His main achievements there were the Lisbon Convention on recognition of qualifications and the Kosovo law on school education. He retired in 2006 to a little white house in Andalucia, His first wife Patricia Morris died in 2009 after a long illness. He remarried in 2011. to the former Brazilian TV actress Lu Mendonça. The cat overlords are now three. I suppose I've been invited to join real scholars on the list because my skills, acquired in a decade of technical assistance work in eastern Europe, include being able to ask faux-naïf questions like the exotic Persians and Chinese of eighteenth-century philosophical fiction. So I'm quite comfortable in the role of country-cousin blogger with a European perspective. The other specialised skill I learnt was making toasts with a moral in the course of drunken Caucasian banquets. I'm open to expenses-paid offers to retell Noah the great Armenian and Columbus, the orange, and university reform in Georgia. James Wimberley's occasional publications on the web

3 thoughts on “Bring back the Yippies”

  1. a. Competent governance
    b. Sensible assignment of priorities
    c. Cost-effective allocation of resources
    d. Best utilization of limited time availability
    e. Good taste

    Your mission [impossible], should you choose to accept, is to rank order the above list as regards the current House of Representatives.

    This post will self destruct in a cacaphony of raucus laughter.

  2. "Mr. Chairman, first of all I want to thank you and the committee for holding these hearings. It's good to see our partners across the aisle really getting serious about job creation. As an aside, I'd just like to mention that my son-in-law Rick has been out of work for over a year and can make copies like you wouldn't believe… "

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