Wednesday, November 07, 2012

All Ashore That’s Going Ashore

In high school, many decades ago, I had an American Government teacher who was very liberal. I think she was a socialist. After Richard Nixon was elected my teacher decided that the America was finally going down the tubes and arranged to emigrate to New Zealand.
I went to the Port of Los Angeles one summer day to see her and her family off. She was going via steamer. It was the one and only time in my life that I paid attention to the call “All ashore that’s going ashore” and then threw streamers across to my teacher’s family as a last farewell.
History repeats itself, it seems, because we are now hearing that tea baggers are making noise that they need to leave the country now that Barack Obama has won another term in office.
Four more years of Barack Obama is too much for them to take so they are now talking of leaving.
So I just wanted to provide a public service to those who are itching to leave this Obamanation for greener pastures and a taxless society.
Preferably where they speak English, because, you know… they have that thing about the English language.
Be prepared to stand in line though. Australia and New Zealand don’t take just anyone. They want people with skills that don’t include whining.
Go here to start the emigration process to the Land of Oz.
Want to emigrate to New Zealand? Sheep will outnumber you, and I don’t mean the two-legged kind that you are most familiar with.
But beware. New Zealand and Australia might just have some of the things that you are running away from in the Obamanation.


Rhymes With Right said...

Any folks on my side of the aisle who say they are leaving America because Obama won are welcome to leave -- and I hope they renounce their citizenship before the next election. I neither want nor need them in my country nor my party.

Anonymous said...

For what it is worth, only fully and semi automatic assault rifles are banned in Australia. Many farmers have guns and there are many gun clubs. In Australia we don't yet feel the need to won a gun let alone carry one in public which I'm thankful for.