Sunday, October 09, 2005

Jumbo Shrimp?

I was riding the bus to school the other day and I noticed a campaign sign for a candidate for the Seattle City Council from the "Freedom Socialist" party. You know, that seems like a huge oxymoron.

I am reminded of an old Soviet era Russian joke, which I will translate for you, to be nice.

Q: What is the difference between a democracy and a socialist democracy?

A: The same difference as between a chair and an electric chair.

I think that says it all.