Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tom and Bob Discuss the Draft

It’s Theme Thursday again and the theme is DRAFT.

I thought we’d return to our favorite duo for a discussion on our nation’s policy of a draft.

Tom: Hey, Bob, where have you been?

Bob: Hiding. With all this Afghanistan and Iraq stuff going on, I don’t want to get drafted.

Tom: I see you’re still adapting to your long cryo-sleep…

Bob: Why is that?

Tom: Because we don’t use the draft anymore.

Bob: Why isn’t there a draft then?

Tom: It was unpopular…officials don’t get elected for unpopular things.

Bob: But…where do they get the people to fight their war?

Tom: The National Guard…

Bob: I thought they were supposed to guard our nation…

Tom: There are no borders for democracy

Bob: We’re in a democracy now?

Tom: No, but I thought I’d sell that slogan out on ebay and generate some money.

Bob: So why then aren’t people up in arms?

Tom: Some are…but since it’s the National Guard, nobody cares as much because they volunteered

Bob: Oh. Well if the draft does come back in the future, I’m heading to Canada

Tom: I wouldn’t do that

Bob: Why?

Tom: Because Canada will most likely be the next war. America will eventually have too much debt to pay off and need to take over something to fix it…Canada is the easiest target.

Bob: Perhaps I’ll go back to my cryo-sleep

34 comments:

Megan said...

Canadian bloggers rock. That's all.

Ronda Laveen said...

Is Megan dating a Canadian blogger? That can't be all.

Ronda Laveen said...

Hmmm, okay, back to your post. So, Bob will be joining Ted Williams in cryo?

Mrsupole said...

Hey what is wrong with Canada, my hubby comes from Canada and all of my in-laws are Canadian?

So does this mean that I already took over something Canadian or did a Canadian already take over something American?

And if we went to war with Canada who do my children fight for and the grandkids too? Does hubby have to go to a concentration camp.....

Oh, I am now so confused with all this war nonsense and stuff.

God bless.

PS...Phew, I just remembered hubby's Mom was across the border when he was born....but all the in-laws were born up there.

sharonheg said...

The Canadians Falls are prettier than the American Falls anyway...

Subby said...

Canada? I thought we were at war with Mexico?!?

CatLadyLarew said...

I can see Canada from my house.

Beth said...

Hey! Watch it there, buddy! ;)

Roy said...

I dunno about Canada being next; they actually have the potential to whip our butts. The next target is probably some place like Belize. Remember Grenada?

The Incredible Woody said...

Make cupcakes, not war.

lime said...

where do they get the people to fight the war? ok, here's where i stop joking and get serious. they get it from the classes of people who don't have a lot of other options.

AngelMay said...

Hey CatLady! I can see Canada from my house, too. (And I don't live in Canada!)

I agree with Lime. Check out my own contribution to TT. I hit that very issue with a cartoon purloined from the 'net.

Roy Scribner said...
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Roy Scribner said...

Is there a Canadien version of VE's Fantastical Nonsense?

Elizabeth said...

When I ask my students what the closest state to us is, many of them will say Canada!

Always Home and Uncool said...

We shall avenge our Olympic hockey loss yet!

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed that. A hard point said with fun.

VE said...

Megan – First again? Wow. I’m not picking on Canada, all I’m saying is they need to be wary…our country is really messed up…

ronda – I suspect there’s something to that…

ronda – Bob was there before and woke up to the stark realities of today. He’s contemplating going back to cryo-sleep…

mrsupole – Sheesh…there is nothing wrong with Canada…I merely pointed out that they need to be watching out for the USA because we’re all messed up…
Sharonheg – That’s probably because the Canadian’s don’t allow over-commericalization of every single natural resource they have…

subby – Perhaps, but I still think Canada needs to be watching us closely in the future…you know how unstable we are…

catladylarew – Is it greener?

beth – Hey, I’m just suggesting that you need to watch us…I wouldn’t trust the USA…

roy – Perhaps they should…it might do the economy good. I could get used to a maple leaf…

incredible – Cupcakes are delicious…

lime – You’re right…it’s not very funny what they do

angelmay – Exactly! I’m a veteran (well…not of war…but still) so I can poke some fun at serious subjects like that…

roy - If there is, I’m sure it’s funnier!

Elizabeth – Now I know Canadian’s don’t like that!

always home and uncool – Actually, I rooted for the Canadians on that one…we had our miracle on ice…it was there turn and they got it…

anthonynorth – Sometimes you have to go there…

Baino said...

Haha the Canadians are so polite they'll just let you in and sit you down for a nice cup of tea!

Dot-Com said...

Ha! Is this one where we need to see both versions of the story? Sure, my comment, of course, is just a draft!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

If America takes over Canada can I please move somewhere warmer down south? I'm tired of the winters here.

Brian Miller said...

does cryo really work...i'm just saying you know...

ReformingGeek said...

I think China has already invaded Canada.....on foot.

Janna said...

Catladylarew said:
"I can see Canada from my house."

LOL!

I live in Michigan, so you'd THINK I could see Canada, but unfortunately I live in the southern part of the lower peninsula, so all I can see is Ohio.

Dreamhaven said...

Sometimes I wish I could sleep though the worst of times

VE said...

Baino – They are very polite indeed…

Dot-com – Good one…I expect a properly edited and critiqued comment next time though…

Perpetual chocoholic – Sure…you can have all of Arkansas…

Brian – I think they can successfully put you to sleep…the problem is in waking you back up. Slight technical glitch there…

Reforminggeek – I’m still holding out that India will take over before China though. Eventually though it will all be Chindia and the entire world will be run by Google…

Janna – Oh…and here we thought you were guarding our most northerly border! Sheesh…

Dreamhaven – There’s always something bad going on…I don’t think most people would ever want to wake up…

Janna said...

"Oh…and here we thought you were guarding our most northerly border!

The only time I did anything remotely close to guarding a border was when I accidentally blocked the driveway of Taco Bell.

COUNT SNEAKY said...

Perhaps, it would be simpler to team up with Canada and invade iceland. Control the volcanoes and you control some ash!

Jaime said...

i know this has nothing to do with this post...but i love the picture of the cat texting.

Megan said...

I just like all the Canadian bloggers I have come in contact with. Every. Single. One of them.

The Silver Fox said...

Thanks. Now I have "Blame Canada" from the South Park movie running through my mind...

VE said...

Janna – That sounds dangerous!

Count sneaky – Ha! And the airline industry apparently too…

Jaime – Yes, that was a good one. He’s over on the photo tab section now where I keep all my photo of the day archives…

Megan – Suck up!

Silver fox – I haven’t seen that one…but it sounds about right…

Cheryl said...

Hey, we can take those Canadians in war because our tanks will crush their horses. Too bad we can't seem to beat 'em at hockey.

VE said...

cheryl - And there lies the paradox!