Beware the quiet ones

Sarah was in the fertilised egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Sarah’s favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but, this morning she noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all! When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Sarah’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one.

Sarah was so proud of old Butch, she entered him in a Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Peace Prize” they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention?

Vote carefully in the next election. You can’t always hear the bells.

(I don’t know the source, someone sent this to me)

James Shaw on crowing

A funny wee contradiction from Green co-leader James Shaw.

From NZ Herald today in Twelve Questions: James Shaw

10. Is the National Party persuadable on this?

Most humans are persuadable on most things. We need to make them feel safe enough to engage with us.

They could be worried about losing voters because they’re talking to us or that we’ll crow about being in the conversation. We need to remove the fears one by one.

Shaw in Parliament on Tuesday in 4. Prime Minister—Flag Referendum

James Shaw : I thank the Prime Minister for his acknowledgment of how successful the Green Party was at galvanising public opinion.

ShawRoosterTwelve Questions: James Shaw is quite interesting though.