The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Recieves Political Opprobruim Onus

Nacilbupera formally denounces Nancy Pelosi for her scandalous and ignominious responses to the inquires into her knowledge of CIA enhanced interrogations. She has accused the CIA of lying to Congress but has yet to present an iota of evidence to support her claims. That she didn't know about these techniques makes no sense: as House Intelligence Committee Member, she should have known.

Nacilbupera agrees with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on the remedy for Ms. Pelosi's scurvy behavior as follows: "...provide the proof that the CIA has been regularly lying, or apologize on the floor of the House to the CIA and the country, or be removed from office." As Ms. Pelosi has failed to do any of three logical choices, Nacilbupera affirms her recipient of Nacilbupera's Political Opprobrium Onus.

This Onus is reserved for politicians who so egregiously violate ethical norms of honesty and trust that Nacilbupera has withdrawn all respect and confidence in that politician's ability to govern for the benefit of the country. Once the Onus is bestowed, that politician is blacklisted as corrupt and cannot be removed until (and if ever) the politician makes adequate public penance to have the Onus removed. Some examples of past Onuses:
  • Bill Clinton lying under oath in court during a sexual harassment investigation including a debate over the definition of the word "is"

  • Ted Kennedy abandoning his companion Ms. Kopechne to die in his submerged car as a result of his reckless driving--and never seeking emergency assistance for her

  • Joe Biden plagiarizing his 1987 speech and lying over his law school record

  • Richard Nixon covering up the Watergate break-in

Rep. Rob Bishop from our home state got a vote in Congress to establish a committee of two Republicans and two Democrats to investigate Pelosi's claims, but the Democrats voted this down today. So much for Pelosi's declared "spirit of partnership, not partisanship" she heralded on assuming the Speaker position.

In issuing this Onus, Nacilbupera reaffirms the need for honesty and accountability in our politicians of all parties. How can we be led to safety and prosperity when our leaders like Ms. Pelosi lie to us? They have violated our trust and should be quickly removed and replaced.


RightKlik said...

This is a great concept. Looking forward to future denunciations...there are so many deserving candidates.

Congratulations on all the new activity on your blog. Looks great!

nacilbupera said...

Thanks for the support RK; we tried to give newly-elected Obama a half break from our watchful eye but realize that this was a mistake on our part. We could have been more watchful yet fair to him since Obama started nearly immediately with executive orders leading us in the wrong direction.
We will try to give the Onus out sparingly but you observe correctly that there are enough others vying for it (including Barney Frank) that we are running short on our Onus supply. Lol.