Court jesters and village idiots

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

There used to be an institution called court jester or king’s fool. This person was generally some kind of entertainer, juggler, tumbler and master of the one-line zinger. He acted as the court’s conscience, poking fun at bad decisions and personal shortcoming in people who were so powerful, no one else dared criticize.

There is another old tradition, the village idiot. This person was cared for by general village charity and served an important function in being less capable and competent than everyone else. He made people feel good about themselves even when they didn’t amount to much otherwise.

Since Democrats seem to spend most of their time criticizing their betters and making themselves ridiculous with their scandals and faux pas, I recommend we designate them to fill these important societal functions in our government. But let’s get the balance right. Lots of competent and capable people plus one or two fools and idiots per department. Okay?

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3 responses to “Court jesters and village idiots

  1. Pistol Pete

    AP Source: Michelle Obama to visit Africa
    Friday, June 03, 2011
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

    First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House official says Michelle Obama is heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana where she’ll continue her efforts to encourage young people to get involved in their societies.

    The first lady also will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana during the June 21-26 trip.

    The official said Mrs. Obama’s visit will highlight the important stake the U.S. has in the success of Africa’s many nations, as well as the historic connections between the American people and those who live on the African continent. President Barack Obama’s late father was Kenyan.

    The official requested anonymity to speak freely before a formal White House announcement of the first lady’s trip.

    NOTHING LIKE THIS GHETTO TRASH WITH CASH CONTINUING TO RUB PEOPLES’ NOSES IN THE FACT SHE CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL SHE WANTS ‘CUZ SHE GOT DA POWAH!KEEP EATIN’ YO MAC AND CHEESE AND RIDIN’ DA BUS CUZ YOU CAN’T AFFORD GAS NO MORE.ME AND BARACK HATE THIS COUNTRY,BUT WE SHO IS HAVIN’ FUN!
    Sorry,I’m a little PO’d

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh I dunno, Pete. At least it’ll keep her too busy to talk baby talk to military wives.

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      • Pistol Pete

        I’m pretty sure the Wookie holds military wives in the same contempt she holds most common folk.When I think of the beauty and grace of Laura Bush compared to this Amazon it just sickens me.

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