In one post, the UN's Kofi Annan gets the Rottweiler treatment for his views on US policy, and the doggs in tha pound ain't liking it one bit, muthafucka!
So, in order to save the Rottweilers some bandwidth, I'm putting in my 2 cents right here.
So for Mary, Cheryl, et al, here goes...
Jacques, I realize this may be a bit like buying a used car from your brother-in-law (usually a Bad Idea™), but is there any chance that Canada might like to have the U.N. headquarters?
My brother in law wanted to sell me this 1981 Dodge camper-van once. As much as I liked the cosyness, I realised that the maintenance costs would exceed any potential pleasure to be derived - much like a Blonde, eh?
Amongst other Canadian "achievements"©, "we" always pay the org in full: hence the metaphor I've just spewed out. In essence, the UN's a great idea, but you have to ensure that it runs properly and you have to keep these unruly children in line.
And personally, Annan is definitely not in a very enviable position. Being the head of such a monolith these days - if anyone were to be crazy enough to accept it - would probably drive a Puritan to drink and crystal meth in no time at all, and I bet that Koffdrop has a huge supply of Listerine to sustain him every time his foot winds up in his mouth.
I'd say New York should keep the UN and hopefully replace Moka Bannanarama with someone with more balls. Like, let's say, Colin Powell or maybe, Gen. Romeo Dallaire? (Payback's a bitch, eh?) Or better yet, get these dudes from Monster Garage to come in and overhaul it. I've seen a couple of their shows: they're pretty good.
We'd be only too happy to break it down, crate it up, and ship it anywhere you like. All diplomats included -- collect the set! Some assembly required, contents may settle during shipping and handling...
Does it come with batteries? Warranty? If we're not satified with it within 30 days, do we get our money back?
What do you think? Ottawa? Montreal? Or maybe Churchill? I'd love to see old Koffanon go up against a hungry polar bear, wouldn't you???
Ottawa? We've already got enough politicians there: why torture us more?
Montreal? You must be fucking kidding. Half of the members will get lost tryig to reach the damn place because all the signs must be in French in the province of Québec while the other half would spend their waking hours at the Club Super Sexe. Bad idea.
Churchill? You're quite familiar with the term "animal abuse"? Bullshit does not neccesarily appeal to polar bears, y'know?
Vancouver? There's an ideal place! Cosmopolitan, beuatiful scenery, nice "coffee houses". Imagine getting a Security Council meeting at one of these places.
"Y'know..." (drags doobie) "I'd think Sharon should chill about building a wall around those Pale Estonians, dude. What d'you think?"
"Well, she oughta invite them for some Nazi Balls soup, heh heh heh." (huffs blunt)
"Hey, bumba clot! Sharon, him a dude, mon! Now pass me dat hoochie, mon!"
OTOH... bad idea.
Regina? The place is too flat and too boring for such a cosmopolitan organization. One third of the members might get beaten up by the local rednecks ("What? You ain't got no job?"), another third by the local Aboriginals ("You look like you're the wrong Nation, Bro!") while the final third would drink themselves into a stupour because Regina is that boring.
Toronto? Sorry. We already have the world here. But it may not be a bad idea if we could control it. (I'm from there, BTW!)
So my suggestion is to ship it to Alert, Nunavut. We have a Canadian Forces station there, so security should be no problem. Plus, there's lots of sunshine in the summer, so all the tropical members should have no problems feeling right at home. Okay, so it's dark for 6 months. But then doesn't this organization thrive in the dark anyways? >:D
C'mon... I thought Texans love their barbecue!
All kidding aside (I was kidding, right?), I agree that our Customs people can be assholes, sometimes. Just like your Customs people. I guess there is an asshole aptitude test for that. Maybe it's standard procedure: treat everyone with contempt.
At least, when I show my military ID, I'd get treated a little more humanely.
But for God's sake, don't move the UN to Halifax... I live here now!