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by Peter Moskos

July 23, 2008

Congress Struggles To Come Up With Cool Name For Anti-Drug Initiative

I'm skeptical of any law with a personal name. Initiative with cool sounding names, especially if it's an acronym, are also trouble. For instance, ix-nay, I would say, to Initiative Hammer of Poseidon. Sure, Poseidon had a trident and Thor had the hammer, but it's worth a little mythological inaccuracy to get a name like IHOP. And never do I want to see Operation Slammer: Keep Our Supreme Homeland Beautiful an’ Great, our Swell Home, even if it does spell, Oskosh, B'Gosh.

It’s no crazier than the Patriot Act, I mean: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. Pah-leeze. And that one's real.

I knew our immigration efforts were taking a turn for the worse when the federal agency previously known as INS was suddenly called ICE. Oh yeah, baby. That's cool. Just picture those letters on the back on your jacket as you go for a cold one after a long day of busting down the front doors or hard working men and women, I mean illegal associates of gang members.

Dudes, if you weren’t getting laid before, it wasn’t because of your acronym. Maybe it was the funny little mustache and your tendency to call everybody ma’am a bit too often.

In the spirit of satire, Onion-span TV shows how this comes to be. From the inner workings of our government, 24 hours a day:

1 comment:

DJK said...

I gotta telle ya Pete....I love your stuff. Usually it's educated and informative, right to the point. This was friggin hilarious! OshKosh b'gosh!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I guess that's why you make the big bucks...