Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Events Of The Day

Notes from the Cynic’s Almanac: What’s scheduled to happen today?

Apple will unveil its “latest creation,” said to be a tablet computer. That’ll wag some tongues. “Wow,” they’ll say, “Jobs is a genius.”

Obama will give his State of the Union Address. That’ll also wag some tongues. Countless pundits will go on line and on the air to tell us what they think. Sound and fury – signifying nothing.

Advocates of Proposition 8 will continue testifying in a San Francisco courtroom. They’ll tell us that the world as we know it will come to an end if gay people are allowed to marry. Oh, dear, what a terrible fate awaits us all.

What’s not scheduled to happen today but will likely happen anyway?

Bombs will go off in Iraq and Afghanistan, killing many innocent people. You can go to the bank on this one (but only to make a deposit – they won’t be lending to you today.) These bomb stories don’t even make the front page these days. Can you imagine what would happen in this country if just one bomb exploded and people were killed or hurt? It would dominate the news 24/7 for days or weeks.

Many hungry people in Haiti won’t get enough food. Or enough medical attention. Or adequate shelter. Blame will be assessed: The US Military isn’t getting the job done. It’s the fault of incompetent NGO’s and bureaucrats. There is no infrastructure. The people of Haiti made a pact with the Devil and God has forsaken them.

Obama will be blamed for – well – everything.

Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be able to top his most recent idea for saving money: Building and operating prisons in Mexico to house undocumented inmates who are currently imprisoned in California.

"We pay them to build the prisons down in Mexico and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there is a prison...And all this, it would be half the cost to build the prisons and half the cost to run the prisons...The state would save $1 billion that could be spent on higher education." Very creative, don't you think?

Finally, politicians at every level of government from every party will continue to explain, justify and blame others for not being able to get their job done.

Have a nice day!


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