As I sit here this morning, it hard not to look at the
headlines about Greece’s continued economic woes, “Arab spring”, the Anthony
Weiner saga, Chinese economic might and unrest, floods and tornadoes in the south
and Midwest and wonder is this the end of the world?
Okay, maybe a little dramatic but hear me out. Let’s start
with Arab Spring, which has really now become an Arab summer. There fighting in
Libya, with rebels engaging Gaddafi the not so great. The rebels are backed by
NATO fly over’s. We have Syria attacking its own citizens. But the world
community does nothing about that, however that is the EXACT reason that NATO
is in Libya. Little hypocritical don’t you think. Then you have Yemen going at
each other. Same in Barhain. In Tunisia and Egypt we have seen the overthrow of
two very unpopular leaderships. The rest of the leadership of the Middle East
and North Africa are trying to sleep every night with one eye open.
We see Greece where the populous is protesting the austerity
measures that are mandated to receive financial support from the IMF (international
monetary fund) and the European Community. How dare they expect the Greek
people to work to age 65? Europe would love nothing more than to see the uppity
Greeks suffer a tragedy. How dare they want the same lifestyle and standard of
living as the rest of Europe? The problem is that watching them implode could
launch a financial bloodbath on economic markets around the world. Think the Wall
Street meltdown gone global.
Weiner, Weiner, Weiner…you finally did something right for a
change. You resigned. And you received a job offer from Larry Flynn. Don’t take
it. Larry is too good to have you go to work for him. I think you should hold
out for something more in your line. Oscar Mayer has that Weinermobile that
needs a driver. And that would be a catchy commercial. Weiner driving the
Weinermobile. But really we should not be surprised by you action. It seems
like 50 or 60 per cent of politicians start waving their penis around at their constituents
after they are elected. The other 40 or 50 per cent just give us the finger.
Either way the outcome is the same. I am sure you can visualize it.
China cannot seem to decide “Do we want to be a world
leader, or would we rather beat the crap out of our people and go back to Maoism.
Or can we do all three at the same time.
And continue to bankroll American debt until we are ready to pull the plug and
cause a Greek like problem?
You probably know about the floods. If you live along the
Mississippi, you probably were waist deep in it. How would you like to be the
guy who decided do I flood 350 farms and homes or do I flood Cairo Illinois? Do
I flood the swamp people or New Orleans? Again.
All of this with 9.5% unemployment, Runaway government debt,
home foreclosures at an all time high while housing values plummet, $4 a gallon
gasoline, and one has to wonder—-are we close to the end. How does a family
stay cool and then have a $350 a month electric bill to pay. How do we pay for
Then I start to wonder how my mother did and father pay for
it all? My father in his whole life probably never made more than $30,000 a
year. He was supervisor at a paper mill. But he was able to pay the bills for a
family of five. And in the 60s and 70s to boot, and yet things did not seem as
bad then as it does now. And so you have to look and say what is the different
today versus then and what makes me think it is so bad?
And then it dawns on you. It’s the media stupid. Back in the
70’s you had CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS. You had your local paper and you local
radio stations. The news was at 6 and 11. Today you have that plus CNN, Fox
News, CNBC, and 500 channels of crap.Bloggers those bastards.XM radios,
wikileaks, USATODAY, and an online websites galore. And you realize, things are
not worse, it’s just that bad news has its own publicist. Bad news is not worse;
it’s just a media junkie. It’s not bad news fault, cause ‘Baby it was born this
So it just the media. The world is not about to end. You
have at least until December 21, 2012. The Mayas had it right, make the priest
your media, and let them pick a day. And then bad news be damned. Just sacrifice
a few dumb shmucks and everything will be okay. Oh Anthony Weiner…… I think we
have a new job for you.