the dissident frogman

15 years and 6 months ago

Le Petit Bill of European Rights

I feel like slapping a Leprechaun right now.

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Here is an important book on a very serious matter. The French on the cover translates as: "My fundamental rights within the European Union" and that is indeed what this book is about. It is the "Charter of Fundamental Rights in the European Union", as devised in December 2007 in Strasbourg by the European Commission, General Direction ("Justice, Liberty and Security") just so you know it is very important indeed, okay?

Now for perspective, here is the same book next to a wooden stick coated at one end with potassium chlorate, a little sulfur and starch, a bit of ZnO or perhaps CaCO3, 20-40% of siliceous filler plus diatomite and glue.

Also called a safety match.

Sometimes, I just don't know if I should laugh or cry or put on big huge security shoes and go stomp and kick fluffy bunnies frolicking in the daffodils.

It's the European Union. It does that to you.



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3779 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

WOW!! I'm impressed. Both your rights as a subject of the EU are contained in that voluminous tome. The right to pay taxes and the right to do exactly as commanded by the Committee' International. Snap, that is some hefty printing, right there!

3780 - TooTall

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My gosh! It's so small you can't even use it for toliet paper. It's completely useless.

3781 - Lady Cincinnatus

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  • Lady Cincinnatus Ohio & Kentucky

D. Frogman, I can't help you with the leprechaun, but certainly if you find yourself putting on those, "big huge security shoes" to "go stomp and kick fluffy bunnies frolicking in the daffodils" let me know and I'll share my "Gran'ma Chickie's " rabbit gravey and biscuit recipe. :)

3782 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

That is either one tiny little book or one honking big match!

3783 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Well, sometimes you need that 8 foot reach, to light stuff. And what not.

3785 - unknown jane

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Ah, well that gives me a good idea of what ours will look like -- except ours will not have a little ring of stars but the great O-stika, and of course the little stick men will be more colorfully diverse.

There, I made up for my racist "shine" comments from the previous and thus have averted re-education and a smack bottom (thanks by the by for making me feel young again).

3786 - Instinct

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  • Instinct San Francisco, CA

Well, on the bright side, it will fit in the change pocket of my jeans and isn't so long that I'll get confused by a bunch of big words

3787 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

The only way this could possibly be even more ironic is if it was all in pictures. Or worse, written in "text-speak". OMG! WTF? ROFLMAO!

Iwo Gina

3789 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

Just out of curiosity, what are the rights listed in that book?

Other than the obvious EU right for the peasants to shut up and do what they're told by their *betters.

*Betters defined as those who can not manage to survive in any profession other than as life long students, professors or bureaucratic paper pushers.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

3790 - G.W.C.

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  • G.W.C. Colorado

Are you sure that's not Barbie's bill of rights?