Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What Flavor Is Your Kool-Aid?

Neil shakespeare had a post about Kool-Aid where I learned, among other things, that it was actually Flvaor-Aid that was quaffed in mass quantities in Jonestown. Also, that while his mother didn't add the correct amount of sugar, making it blander than usual, my step-mother used Sweet'N'Low, which had no conversion chart for mixing with Kool-Aid, which made the most horrible colorful drink you'd never want to taste.
But why do we only associate Kool-Aid with Republicans? How many people drank the Democratic Kool-Aid last night, when it looked like Harry Reid was going to force the Republicans to filibuster the Levin-Reed Iraq Deployment bill, only to have him pull the bill from consideration on the senate floor, leaving a lot of people with blue dye #6 and yellow dye #10 moustaches around their mouths as the hopes of ending the war came crashing down like a six-year old after the sugar buzz wears off.
Our two party system is a lot like Kool-Aid, or is it Funny Face, Choo-Choo Cherry on the right and Blastin' Blue Raspberry on the left, looks good, tastes good, but really is just laden with sugar and a lot of bad chemicals with no nutritional value whatsoever. Where were the three Democratic front-runners last night, when they had an oppurtunity to show off their leadership skills that qualify them to be the leader of the free world? Sadly, they are non-existant, appealing only to those whose brains have been damaged from drinking too much Kool-Aid, while offering nothing beyond their collective cults of personality.

8 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

I didn't watch it, but from what I've read and heard it was like a bad children's theatre production. And I guess they weren't serving Flavor Aid because reports are that they're all still alive today. Well, it's hard to tell with Ted Stevens. He looks like he's been dead for years.

romunov said...

There's nothing wrong with their brain or loco-motorical capabilities. It's all about the money and/or blackmail.
So the sooner you start voting in third party candidates that are more or less "clean", the better. You've probably noticed that "party lines" isn't very good for democracy, because only a hand fool of people can control the majority of Congress.

Peacechick Mary said...

"cult personalities" That has to be the best phrase to describe our current politicians. Brilliant, Lews.

Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

Yeah, what the hell was going on? I watched snippets, I just can't stand them anymore.

I drank Kool Aid with NO sugar. Unsweetened. Back then I liked it that way, but for the life of me- dont know why. Even today I dont drink sugar beverages. Not that anyone cares. Just saying.

sumo said...

I'm a root beer person. Very hum drum I know. Lew...left you a schmooze award at my place.

Undeniable Liberal said...

"Our two party system is a lot like Kool-Aid, or is it Funny Face, Choo-Choo Cherry on the right and Blastin' Blue Raspberry on the left, looks good, tastes good, but really is just laden with sugar and a lot of bad chemicals with no nutritional value whatsoever."
And although they appear to be different, they are one in the same.

pissed off patricia said...

I gave up Kool aid when they stopped making the lime flavored. So I'm not drinking any Kool aid these days, repug or dem.

Lizzy said...

Except for a select few, I'm almost inclined to say let's give them all some of that special Jim Jones Kool-Aid.