Monday, November 28, 2011

The Season

The season is nigh . . .
Which season you might ask? The season of good cheer, high hopes, a touch of snow, and large credit card expenditures.  Black Friday has passed and Black Cyber-Monday is almost finished. We can only hope that Americans have gotten over their grief at being screwed by the Nation’s bankers, and have decided to buy more Chinese crap anyway.  Apparently our entire economic future depends on Americans being willing to suspend disbelief and buy more stuff this month.  Only then will we emerge from this dreadful thing called (by some) The Great Depression II.  Let’s hope.

In the meantime, the Republican hopeless-hopefuls will continue battling amongst themselves for idiot of the month. This month, we are assured, the Newtster has regained the crown, having achieved the dubious distinction of being anointed by the New Hampshire Union Leader as candidate of the month. In their endorsement, they said, apparently without intending to be funny:
We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing... A lot of candidates say they're going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again,"

Oh, yeah, I guess that’s when he shut down the government in 1995.
But maybe, said he hopefully, the Season can go on with only minimal interference from the idiot parade. Maybe Santa will still arrive on his sleigh with his 8 tiny reindeer to treat the nation’s children to the good cheer and happiness we used to associate with The Season in days of yore—it could happen. I do so hope. The little ones need this infusion of normalcy, and we big ones also need to be able to pretend again, even if for just a little while.  I know, I know, 2012 is then just around the corner, and the parade of idiots will recommence, to even more vicious standards, to the extent they have any standards at all.
But in the meantime, let’s all turn on the lights, decorate the trees, dream of snow, and buy, buy, buy.  And if you have a neighbor in need, or see someone who needs a hand, lend yours. Our communities are filled with families who have little and are barely getting by. So, reach out and give a hand folks. Your gestures of good will may be just the ticket to turn a sad season into a happy one.  Even if you’re not a billionaire, try to make someone else feel happy.
Get in the spirit, folks, and stop thinking about politics, even for just a little while . . .

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