Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where to Hide, Where to Hide?


There was an interesting story in the news the other day about the discovery in the remote jungles of Argentina of the ruins of a "secret Nazi hideout" ... a safe haven for higher-ups of the Third Reich who hoped to escape justice for their crimes.

All things considered, it doesn't look like much of a comfy bolthole, but I guess if you're running from people who are angry about the millions of deaths you caused, you can't be choosy ...


Now that's interesting as an historical sidelight, but it got me to thinking about other people who talked about making plans to escape.

In 2014, Kanye West threatened to leave the United States because "I’ll be damned if I raise my daughter around ignorance and flat-out blatant racism.” Last time I checked, he was still here.

In 2010, Rush Limbaugh said he would move to Costa Rica if Obamacare passed, because it would ruin America and be the end of the world as we know it. He must not have had a place prepared there, because he's still here. Dammit.

In 2008, comedian George Lopez and actress Susan Sarandon, among others, announced plans to move to Canada if George Romney beat Barack Obama. I guess it's a good thing for them that Obama won, because there is a serious lack of jungles in Canada to build hideouts in.

In 2000, director Robert Altman and actor Alec Baldwin threatened to move to France if George W. Bush was elected. He was. They didn't. However, the late former presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger also threatened to move to France if Bush was elected, and he actually did. He died in France in 2004.

I'm really pissed off at a lot of politicians of both parties, but not to the point that I'm ready to threaten to leave the country. But if I did, I wouldn't live in some backwater Argentine jungle. I'd go for something a little more comfy ...


... and with an Internet connection.

Have a good day. Let me know if you decide to leave the country ... maybe one of us can hold an extra room for the other.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

10 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Some of the rest of the world is nice to visit, but I would rather stay here in the U.S.A. I'm not keen on cold places, though.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Some of those people were not trying to hide, but to visibly move to another country to protest what was going on here.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'd go where it's warm. Could we send Rush there since it passed, please?

"They" say Denmark is the happiest country or I should say, the country with the happiest people. But it's cold there dang it.

KathyA said...

You'd think they would have had enough wherewithal to at least have a roof...

Mike said...

I'd move to Somalia, for a week. Then come back and think this isn't so bad after all.

allenwoodhaven said...

I think you meant Mitt Romney, but it was a clever way to threaten to leave yet stay if they said George Romney. As for me, I'd rather stay in the U.S. Since I do vote, I get to complain too!

Linda Kay said...

Bilbo, I'll bet that castle is cold and drafty, so it might not be the best. I would go to Italy, Tuscany. But then you know there are the grandkids!

Chuck Bear said...

The best place to hide is in plain site.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Those media and Hollywood types could hide in Buck's Pocket State Park.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

Those celebrities should have gone to Rio. Why hang out in the woods?