It used to be that you could express both approbation and disapprobation at town hall meetings.  In a democracy, I should add.

But no more, at least in Riverhead, New York.  According to CBS, the town board of directors voted 4-1 to ban “distracting sounds like booing or hissing” at town hall meetings.  Applause, however, is still allowed.  (Although, to my unschooled mind, applause can be almost as distracting as a barroom brawl.  Ever try to follow recent SOTU addresses when brainless schmucks rise and thunderously applaud on cue, like during Politburo meetings?)

Translated into plain English: only bootlicking is still okay.

Translated into plainer English: it’s our plantation.

As the Indian chief says in Blazing Saddles: “Hosti gezen in dayne lebn?”

About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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