Friday, May 14, 2010

Silver Lining

Unintended consequences can be useful:

The oil spill in the Gulf has encouraged some otherwise timid politicians to oppose offshore drilling.

British election results have led to a coalition government that might have the courage to actually do something about the serious problems that confront Britain. We, of course, face some of the same problems. Is there a lesson here?

The outrage over sexual abuse of children by priests has finally forced the Pope to acknowledge what’s been going on and to admit publicly that it’s a bad thing. Too little too late, but better than nothing.

With the Cavs humiliated by the Celtics LeBron James will finally move to a better team. With all the attention on LeBron, no one has noticed that the story is more than the Cavs lost. The Celtics, after all, did the winning. I’m not a Celtics fan, but give ‘em their props, people.

The Euro is falling. The Euro is falling. Oh my, what will happen now? Well, for one thing our trip to Greece and Sicily this fall will cost less.

The low esteem in which government, politicians and congress are held will result in some incumbents losing their seats this year. What a shame!

Two obituaries:

After 85 years, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” is being laid to rest. I haven’t read it in many decades, but I have a warm spot in my childhood heart for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and her dog Sandy. The silver lining is the memory.

TV’s “Law and Order” has been cancelled after a 20-year run. To be sure it was a formula show, but its key ingredient was good writing, a rare asset on television. No silver lining in this one. I would have preferred that it continue.


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