Thursday, April 30, 2009


LYSISTRATA: We're going to save you, my good man.

MAGISTRATE: But if I don't want to be saved?

LYSISTRATA: Why, all the more reason!!
The feud inside Kenya’s fragile coalition government has taken an ominous turn as women’s groups have threatened a weeklong sex strike to force the president and prime minister to end their impasse. According to Rukia Subow, chairwoman of the organizers, sex is the great equalizer:
"We have looked at all issues which can bring people to talk and we have seen that sex is the answer," Subow said. "It does not know tribe, it does not have a (political) party and it happens in the lowest households."
As expected, the men disagree. Here is how Kenyan legislator, David Musila, characterizes the strike:
"It is a shame that these women can make such a statement.  First of all, in my view, it is un-African [my bold], and these are some of the things in Africa we don't talk openly about, sex in front of children, and so on.  And therefore, I think they are misguided and in any case, who is going to supervise and see that the boycott is implemented?  It is just rubbish," Musila said.
The women, of course, have covered their bases.  The group intends to pay prostitutes to cease work and join the strike.


  1. But who pays off the mules?

    Or does that happen only in Georgia?

  2. Instead of "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!," the only hope for human kind is "No, dear, not tonight. Not until you straighten up and fly right."

  3. Wonder if it would work on Capitol Hill!

  4. I'm not sure I dig this program Brothers and Sisters. That means us guy are a bunch of pathetic dogs that need to be rewarded for good behavior with a treat. It's beneath our dignity as human beings.

    Excuse me now. I have to go do the dishes and throw a load of laundry in. Or as I call it in my house; foreplay.

    But this is different.

  5. LOL, Truth, sounds like a hot date to me!

  6. Truth101, There is a story called "Jersey Girl" told by my youngest daughter who is still ... a Jersey girl:
    The first man married a woman from Idaho . He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

    The second man married a woman from Kansas . He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking.. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.

    The third man married a girl from New Jersey. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher.
    Considering the state of the world these days, and how men have made such a hash of it, I wouldn't mind if women took over for awhile.

  7. (o)ct(o)pus,
    As the husband of a Jersey girl, I deeply appreciated the above story.

    By the way, thanks for keeping us up to date on the very relevant views of Kenyan legislator David Musila. As the Democrats have their own Kenyan in Washington (or so I hear,) perhaps the Republicans would like to consider recruiting this one. He certainly seems to be right down their alley.

  8. Hey, I'm a jerseygirl and I take offense!! Three days? It would take much longer than that!! :-)


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