Monday, November 21, 2005

Accountability

Accountability, n. The mother of caution.
"My accountability, bear in mind,"
Said the Grand Vizier: "Yes, yes,"
Said the Shah: "I do--'tis the only kind
Of ability you possess."
- Joram Tate.

2005 Update: The concern of a candidate for the mischief of an incumbent.

Note: Weirsdo has a new audiobiography on Doug Drones On.

35 comments:

Indeterminacy said...

Counting things that don't really matter.

Sar said...

I like to think I'm not a demanding woman. But when it comes to Bush and his accountability, all bets are off.

pia said...

Accountability: Something Karl Rove insists other people adhrere to as strictly as possible.

Doug said...

Indie, that's your third comment this week! I hope you mean productivity on the job as opposed to blogged wit. That's what you mean, right?

Sar, I suspect holding the President accountable is the secret to a happy marriage.

Well, Pia, there goes my theory.

karma said...

IOU?

rtnapp: while the cats away, the mice sleep

Anonymous said...

Accountability

Preparing in advance to the answer the question why.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Damn thing that was me.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Accountability, n., One, two, three, four, ...Bush can count on up to ten or so. That's about as far as his ability to count goes.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Accountability (n) - The ability to do one's taxes. As in, "I called my accountabilities to do my taxes." - GW Bush.

Sar said...

Holy Frejoles! I damn near spit my lunch out on my computer screen when I burst out laughing from TLP & Poobah's comments. Talk about a One-Two Punch! Wow, that was fun.

weirsdo said...

Aptitude for hiding dirty launderings from auditors.

nfeuw: I have No Feud With You. Pansi, on the other hand. . . .

Doug said...

Alice, you got it. Nowadays accountability means a pre-written excuse. I like the new picture, by the way. Of course, a bad one would have to be of someone else.

TLP, what's worth knowing that comes after 10?

Gee whiz, Poobah. What's scary is I'm not sure that isn't really a quote.

I guess there isn't much point in updating "Rorshach Test."

Sar, that's why bloggers shouldn't have PB & J.

Weirsdo, you are so cynical. That fifth degree pushed you over, didn't it?

Sreekesh Menon said...

the fruit of every action , a form of accomplishment.

Tom & Icy said...

I recon you'll forgive us when the dogs poop in the house.

actonbell said...

accountability...? for what? I haven't done anything.

Doug said...

Good point, Sreekesh, it's major accomplishment that gets counted as success.

Sure, Icy, especially if its Tom's house.

Who are you kidding, Actonbell? Dddragon helped me put the pedometer in your shoe. Four miles, indeed!

Semisweet1 said...

Accountability, n: What Arthur Andersen no longer has.

Oh, SNAP!

Minka said...

I have nothing great to say today, on account of being really sick!

I once heard a phrase in a movie:

´There is no right or wrong, there are just consequences of your actions.´

I quite like that. Of course that involes thinking and fore-thought which some people lack!

Minka said...

Did I mention that I am sick? :) *cough, cough*

Tan Lucy Pez said...

There's one way to find out if someone has accountability: Ask him. If he says "yes," you know that you can't hold him accountable, on accounta he's a liar.

You can prove this theory by talking to any lawmaker.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Oh. Forgot to say, "Poor Monika." Get well soon.

AsianSmiles said...

Accountability.. the word that conscience lives on and the word that the brain often shuns.

Doug said...

S, of all the forms of accountability that this world offers, the gloating of candymakers has to be one of the cruelest.

Monika, you did and I'm sorry to hear it. Get well soon.

I don't know TLP. I think the state legislature in PA is starting to act a little more accountable. Well done y'all.

Asiansmiles, well done!

Minka said...

TLP, thank you!
Doug, oh I did...must have slipped my mind :)

weirsdo said...

Actually, Doug, I have a soppy, sentimental side, but I'm too denial-avoidant to show it.

Doug said...

What's the matter, Monika? I hope you're not feeling poorly.

Hahaha, Chloe, er, Weirsdo. I knew it!

Jamie Dawn said...

Accountability isn't very fun.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Hey, did you guys hear that Monika is sick? Poor girl. And Doug is being so...unaccountably unkind about it.

Ariella said...

So fun to read the comments, had the germ of a witty comment but was completely distracted by enjoying the far superior offerings here.

Ariella said...

So fun to read the comments, had the germ of a witty comment but was completely distracted by enjoying the far superior offerings here.

Doug said...

True, Jamie Dawn, although I bet it ain't bad for the counter.

What, TLP?!?!?! Monika's sick?!?! I'm trying to butter her up to borrow money.

Ariella, that's why I go first.

Minka said...

Doug, now that you mention it...I do feel some kinda sickness coming along. Hope it is nothing serious :)
I am actually feeling better today, I send all my germs to Fred, who wanted a day off from work!
How about 1000 KR?

Doug said...

Monika, I thought the currency there was the snowflake. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Comfort Addict said...

The thing upon which Messrs. Sarbanes and Oxley insist because too few in business have account ability.

Doug said...

CA, I especially like your pun because it works under both meanings.