15 May 2011

TAKE IT WITH HUMOR

I usually don't care about politics because I should have done this 30 or 40 years ago, now I am retired, although lots of politicians and even the pope are far over the retirement age and still continue to rule the world instead to retire too and leave the place to younger people with new ideas. A retirement home would be a far better place for them.

But for once I want to announce that Belgium just made a record and should enter in the Guiness book of Records ! It's the first and only country which is without government since ONE year now !

We, the normal citizen live our lives and notice no difference, even we think it's far better without government as with government, at least the language problem is not a problem anymore. Some people from other countries are wondering why the Belgians don't go on the streets and make demonstrations for a new government, but as it is, nobody sees the necessity.

The annual budget had been closed without any language problem and far quicker as usual and the provisory Prime Minister Yves Leterme becomes better and better. Even the French speaking people agree although he is Flemish.

Our two candidates who can't come to an agreement is the fat Bart De Wever (the Flemish), who gains more and more weight and less and less votes and the other one is Elio di Rupo (Walloon) the skinny one always wearing a bow tie. The Flemish one has 4 or 5 children and has married the mother when they were already born, the other one is gaily gay, which is not a critic, because he is very sympathic and stands to what he is. Belgium is a very tolerant country, the private lives or religions of politicians, their wives and children are of no interest to anybody. I don't even know how they look like or if they believe in something or not.

One thing is for sure, once in a blue moon we probably will have a government, but everybody is now so bored to hear always the same discussions and no results, that when it comes to politics on TV, people change the channel.

Don't ask how politics work in Belgium, nobody could explain. We have 53 minister for a country of 11.000.000 inhabitants, one prime minister and a King !



Fat Bart



Skinny Elio



"Au secours" = Help (for the Walloons)
"Helpen" = Help (for the Flemish)




Pff, this game never ends !

11 comments:

claudie said...

It's very curious to see that finally
government or not the essentials laws, particulary for the budget, are voted when it was so difficult with one! Did you see our poor DSK arrested in NY after a crazy story wich took place in a sofitel? I can't believe it! I 'm sure his politic rivals are behind this event!!! The story seems so stupid!
For the private life, it's not the case in France! Sarkosi and Carla are now under the projectors and what they do, paparazzi are always on the touch for a new scoop!!!

Linens and Royals said...

I thought I lived in the most overgoverned country. My advice-get rid of them all and keep your King.
Queen Elizabeth II is the only one I hope never retires.

diane b said...

And I bet they all earn a good salary for doing nothing much.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Ha ha... Politics with a touch of humor, sooo refreshing!!!!

We're equally tired/bored of our politicians over here. I'm sure it would be great without them too...

Maybe we all should start as politicians? At least we would get decent salaries... *giggles*

...and probably succeed much better!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Ha ha... Politics with a touch of humor, sooo refreshing!!!!

We're equally tired/bored of our politicians over here. I'm sure it would be great without them too...

Maybe we all should start as politicians? At least we would get decent salaries... *giggles*

...and probably succeed much better!

Maribeth said...

Yes, like Linens and Royals, I hope the Queen never retires. I like that little lady. I do hope she outlives her son. Not crazy about Prince Charles and Camilla.
I think American politics are a mess.

Kay L. Davies said...

You always make me laugh, Gattina.
I like the skinny guy with the bow tie.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mara said...

I'm not sure whether to congratulate you or commiserate with you!

There are voices going up in the Netherlands to join Flanders with the Netherlands again and give Wallonia to the French! Mind you, I think it's a silly idea, I like the idea of one of my foremothers being the first ruler of Flanders!

A Lady's Life said...

I never commented before either but lately I am finding the world and country to be very scary. Our kids are not being trained to think anymore.It's not education anymore but instruction. That's a whole new ball game.
Everything is also pushed too fast.
Kids are not being given time to be kids and then if they are, are seen as retarded in schools for being normal.
Drugs are pushed on people, which change who they are. Food is changed. Taxes are taken from you without asking you if you want to give this money for the services they do NOT provide. Health care sucks. You give you rights away, they decide if you live or die as in the days of Caesar.
I would think that we would be past this era but it's still here.
Man wanted freedom to be in control of his life and results with less control. Man wants to say NO and this right is taken away from him. So I find that if I don;t speak up now, tomorrow will be too late.Life, is like driving a car. Slow is better.

Gracie said...

It's a strange situation, but hey, in Italy we DO have a governement, always in dispute, we are more concerned about our Prime Minister sex life than our own sake and laws.....so don't complain about Belgium. Btw, are there rooms for some more italian emigrants???

Pamela said...

just sort of proves that some of these people are not required for the world to keep on turning. Hey.. come to think of it, the sun comes up every morning in spite of what the politicians do.