Skip to comments.Belgium: No Government - No Worries
Posted on 09/20/2007 2:51:01 PM PDT by bamahead
One hundred and three days after their general election, life goes on in Belgium. People go to work, they meet their friends, the beer is world class, the food is good, folks go about life as they always have. And there is still no government. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20841339/)
Hopefully the country will provide an inspirational example to the rest of the EU and split under the pressure caused by increasing Flemish unwillingness to pay the parasitic leftists who dominate Wallonia. Of course things might get messy but more likely it will be a velvet divorce... but the really interesting thing for me is that society and the economy continues to function just fine without any active government at all. No new laws, no cabinet meetings, and yet somehow the sky has not caved in and the world keeps turning.
Just goes to show you that Government is usually NEVER part of the solution...only part of the problem.
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And the chocolate is still the best in the whole friggin world. Antwerp is a wonderful city. Bruges is the bomb. Props to all my homies in Bruges.
Sounds a lot like The Probability Broach.
I used to love to go to Bruges. My husband raced boats and the European factory was based there. We always had a good time. Once my husband park his rental car in the lobby of the Holiday Inn (after being told one time too many where he couldn’t park). I think the staff must have cringed when they knew the boat racers were about to decend on them. Bruges if the first place I ever saw steak tartar...
This is like the US was in the early 19th century. Congress only met a few times a year. The federal government was very small a part time affair.
Belgium, eh? Got some Chimay beer for me? That’s good beer.
This gives me hope for the EU. What if people just stopped voting for people who tax them and only vote for people who are small government?
Frites! Mayonnaise! Heaven!
OMG!!! The frites are out of this world. I had my first real Belgian waffle in Antwerp. Served it in a little paper slip/envelope. No syrup/butter, just a bit of powered sugar. Enjoyed the cathedral there with the Ruebens paintings. The statue of the slaying of the dragon. What a great city.
Isn't it, though?
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