Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Shouldn’t we each be responsible for our own actions and accept the consequences of those actions? Some believe we should go through our daily life under the total protection and responsibility of the government.

Who should protect us?

We could make a list. The list would claim the names of persons desiring 100% government protection for various aspects of their lives. For example, these persons would need protection from:

Hurt feelings (bullies you know.);


Dangers created getting out of bed in the morning;

All forms of transportation (planes, trains, automobiles, bicycles, tricycles, etc.);

Leisure walks down the street;

Shopping malls;

Chain email forwards (If you love God);

All domestic animals and birds;

Neighbor’s yards;

Neighbor’s period;

All medical professionals;

All pharmaceuticals;



Financial institutions;

Small print;


What kind of protection do you desire from our government?

Perhaps we should begin to require all children at birth to have “Caution, life can be hazardous to your health” tattooed on their butts.

Clue #2 for the "Color Me Who?" contest is: Find this blogger and you will find lots of church signs.
Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.

I heard this joke this weekend and want to share it.


Marla said...

That's quite a list that you made! I know the contest person. I just read the two clues, but when you first posted, before the clues I guessed her. I just have to look of the post now.

Marla said...

Just letting you know that I emailed you in regards to the contest!!

kenju said...

I love your list, and of course I want to be on the one for protection from bees, considering our history with them here!! LOL

Jessi said...

i would like to be protected from fat know i have a prejudice ;) don't worry blog friends of Annie, this is a long standing "situation" Annie or myself like to bring up every once in a while!

ooohhh - why would you want to be protected from vineyards?

Marla said...

It's me again! I just read your joke, that was very funny!!

Michele said...

That's so weird, I have that exact tattoo you mentioned! lol
Loved this post, so true! Loved the joke, so funny and thanks for the shout out on your blog! Love you!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Good joke, GA and a Great post! Who said that anything the Government gives you..the government can take away? Well, whoever it was...was right!

Scarlet said...

Great list, and a tattoo on our kids foreheads might be a better idea.

Btw, the joke is hilarious! I'll have to translate that one for my father...he loves milkman jokes. ;)

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I know who the blogger is as well. Rachel! Well, I won't say anymore than that. I hope I didn't say something I wasn't supposed to!

I accept responsibility for my actions! I don't need to be bailed out! lol. And I don't even have a mortgage anymore, because of my own actions.

Going to go read your joke now. Hope your Sunday went well.



Rachel said...

Haha! Good list and we certainly should be protected from some neighbor's yards!!

Loved the joke!!! Milkmen have lots of jokes about that sort of thing. Poor things!!!

Riot Kitty said...

I'm all for government protection from bees ;)

Seriously...when I was 12 years old, my dad - who never used the f word - told me, "Everything the government touches, it fucks."

I totally agree...nevertheless, I want my taxes to go for things that are MEANINGFUL - e.g. health care, schools, roads, fire protection - not war.

Kay Dennison said...

I want to be protected from the government.

namaste said...

LOL! i love the tatoo warning on the baby's butt! haha! :)

Jamie Dawn said...

I demand that my government protect me from calories! It is my right to be able to eat delicious calorie-free chocolate truffles.
I also demand that my government protect me from terrible smells. I've inhaled some ghastly vapors in my day, and I am sick and tired of it!!!

Love this post!