Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Flop Eared Mule (three separate words, no hyphen!) would like to make it clear that it has More Or Less Officially No Real Official Opinion on Politics. We deal only with the timeless and the essential here, not the ephemera of the day to day sub-stoushing which pollutes the public sphere. We neither endorse nor condemn any individual or party and everyone, from intelligent compassionate lefties to frankly crazy tories may find a welcome home here. Hell, I even liked the last Toby Keith album. Of course, if Barry O'Farrell comes out as a Handsome Family fan, the gloves are off.

It is also important to stress that this blog unreservedly supports responsible drinking. Kids, drinking to excess is not "cool", will not make you "popular" or help you "fit in", and you should never let the jeers of inadequate loners push you into making poor choices for your life. I wish to make this abundantly clear. An inability to hold liquor is not an appropriate subject for mockery, and nor should it disqualify you from positions of high office. This is an important issue, often dismissed and belittled in our heteropatriarchal Anglo-Celtic society, tragically so. I regret the part I have played in that.

Do you often find yourself drinking too much and doing things which bring public shame upon you and your loved ones? Then please consider retiring from public life and keeping your humiliation strictly need-to-know.

Thank you.

If you don't know what I'm talking about -- never mind!!!!

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