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March 15, 2009

Going After Honey With Balloons

"It's like this," he said. "When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming. Now, if you have a green balloon, they might think you were only part of the tree, and not notice you, and if you have a blue balloon, they might think you were only part of the sky, and not notice you, and the question is: Which is most likely?"

"Wouldn't they notice you underneath the balloon?" you asked.

"They might or they might not," said Winnie-the-Pooh. "You never can tell with bees." He thought for a moment and said: "I shall try to look like a small black cloud. That will deceive them."

"Then you had better have the blue balloon," you said; and so it was decided.

- Winnie the Pooh

The trick is to blather on and on about bipartisan outreach and how wonderful you are for rejecting politics as usual while practicing the exact opposite of what you preach.

Most folks never bother to measure the rhetoric against the reality. Then again, you never can tell with bees...

Posted by Cassandra at March 15, 2009 10:32 AM

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"You never can tell with bees." He thought for a moment and said: "I shall try to look like a small black cloud. That will deceive them."

Bees are smarter than that -- black and dark brown makes them highly aggressive, which is one reason apiarists wear light-colored clothing.

Bees are just as predictable as Democrats, and in many ways, more intelligent -- they don't elect drones to run the hive, for one...

Posted by: BillT at March 15, 2009 03:53 PM

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The Bee
He is a busy soul,

He has no time
for birth control,

And that is why
In Times Like These...

There are so many
Sons of Bees

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Posted by: Obloodyhell at March 16, 2009 06:04 AM

Not mine, BTW. Old ditty. Seemed quite appropo for the discussion.

Posted by: Obloodyhell at March 16, 2009 06:06 AM

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