When the rats go …

In the days when the old seafarer nations sailed the oceans in not much more than small tubs they unknowingly took on rats as well while loading cargo in faraway ports.

 When the ship got in trouble on the high seas the rats would leave and swim for the nearest land, thus inhabiting new islands with rat colonies in a process that a fellow named Darwin would call ‘evolution’ in 1859; let me get back to the point.  When the rats left ship the old sailors know they had to follow or go down with the vessel.

 Why do I get the feeling this is about to happen?

 Not so long ago:

 http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1872924,00.html?xid=rss-klein

 And:

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/02/17/obama-takes-a-victory-lap/

 And:

 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1856668,00.html?xid=rss-world

 The list is endless.  But now:

 http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/03/10/health-care-data-points/

“But I do wonder why on earth the President is going to Indonesia in the midst of all this? Shouldn’t he stick around until it’s done?”

Are the rats getting ready to abandon ship?

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4 Responses to “When the rats go …”

  1. Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That « Nolanimrod Says:

    […] One of my favorite inter­mit­tent inter­locu­tors has a new post out which could, if given an unchar­i­ta­ble read­ing, be char­ac­ter­ized as cast­ing asper­sions on rats. […]

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Nolanimrod

      We shall see in the next few days. He needs that Obamacare monstrosity to save his Presidency; if that fails the rats will abandon ship. It’s just a feeling but not farfetched at all, I think.

  2. Nolanimrod Says:

    Heh. I was going to leave a comment and then noticed the trackback thing so I thought I’d go ahead an line here with a short post and got kind of carried away but it was fun.

    And what’s a self-respecting Viking doing in the Tropic of Capricorn?

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Nolanimrod

      Glad you got carried away; as I have already indicated I thought it was great and enjoyed yours.

      The self-respecting Viking is taking cool showers on the Tropic of Capricorn because our summer has at last arrived. How would you like 110 Fahrenheit in the shade at ten AM?

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