Not that anyone asked, but just in case anyone wondered, I am still alive. I have successfully avoided reality for nearly a month, and only came back because my children were beginning to look hungry. They ran out of cereal, the milk went bad, and they were eyeing me like wolves, coming in for the kill. So, I came back to reality, and cooked them some food.
I thought I would go through to see the news I had missed the last month, and just as I suspected, they were basically the same stories from the month before. There were the stupid stories, or more correctly, the stories exhibiting the stupidity of the human race: the stupid new food pyramid. I don't know why they even bother, since they can't ever get it right anyway. Of course, one can always depend on The Onion to cut through the crap. (Is there anyone else out there who is not the slightest bit baffled at why Satire is now the major source of news for thinking adults in this country?)
Speaking of stupid, The latest airport news is out. What a colossal waste of time. You can bring matches, but not a lighter? Big whoop! Of course, the whole thing is just a big waste of time.
Even more stupid, if such a thing is possible, is belief in Voodoo, in MASSACHUSETTS, of all places. You could file this story under the heading: Voodoo as diversity. (Being from Louisiana, I feel I can speak on this subject as something of an expert.)
Then there are the stories that fall under the general rubric of: How Fucked Up Is That!!?? First, that mass-murdering Negroponte is confirmed.Then the government doesn't pass up the opportunity to stick it to the soldiers. If it isn't killing them, it is giving them the shaft. Onto more horror, the government, a la Nazi Germany, performing scientific experiments on children. Oh hell, how about discrimination against gay men by the federal government (this could also fall under the WHAT ELSE IS NEW category). And what about that poor boy punished for talking to his soldier mother in Iraq on the phone??
Had enough? I have, for now.
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