The New Year approaches with a vengeance. But we should all be grateful to see 2008 disappear into the dust. What did we ever do to deserve such a nasty year? Were I religious, I would doubtless blame it all on God, but what a relentlessly malevolent God she would have to be to deliver such awfulness. An utterly disgusting political campaign, redeemed finally by the outcome—hey, we finally elected a decent, smart, honorable person. Wow! Who’da believed that? But the campaign that preceded the outcome must have set some records for ugliness. And I don’t even have to mention Barracuda Barbie.
Then the collapse of the world’s entire financial system, with cries from the geniuses that brought it on, of, “wow, we didn’t see that coming.” Really, you idiots didn’t see it coming? Wow. I guess all you CEOs, economists, stock brokers, commodity traders must really have shit for brains.
And now, to finish off the year, we have the traditional bombarding of Palestine by the Israelis, prompted of course by the Palestinians themselves via their constant rocket attacks. When, I wonder, will the Hamas idiots grasp the simple fact that Israelis don’t like having rockets fired at them. Now, they sit around whining about the fact that the Israeli air force killed a bunch of them. Makes you wonder when they will learn. You shoot at Israel; they shoot back, generally with much worse effects. The definition of insanity—doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results.
And of course, we have these totally crazy people who are still walking into crowded places in Afghanistan and Iraq, with explosives strapped to their bodies, blowing themselves, and lots of others, to bits, still looking for their 71 virgins, I guess. (what do the women get, I wonder??).
Only 23 days left, until an intelligent life force takes over in Washington. The expectations grow daily.
Meanwhile we will just have to suck it in, and await the arrival of decency.
23 days . . . and counting . . .