December 21st and it's raining cats 'n dogs outside. Inside, the cats have parked their heads where the sun don't shine. For some reason, it all brings to mind the Republican led (?) US House of Representatives (god bless America).
If there is a more dedicated group of reality deniers other than those idiots - climate change, election losses, guns-don't-kill-people-people-kill-people, nobody dies because they can't get health care, not to mention the "legitimate rape" and the 47% things, to name just few parts of the real world they choose not to occupy - I've never heard of them (the idiots at Fox-icon News don't count because they're not idiots, they're just outright liars).
That written, as we enter the heart of the Xmas / holiday season, I don't want to dampen the festivities and good cheer by going all political on you. Instead I thought I would share part of Xmas wish list ....
.... I'm hoping for a bunch of hang gliders so, when the country goes over the "fiscal cliff" (god bless America), I and mine can glide off that cliff and soar merrily around like care free birds on the wing (above both the fray and the rabble). And, just to keep the gliding around more fun, a small arsenal of carry-on AK 15s would be nice*. You ever know when they might come in handy.
While the hang gliders remain a remote possibility, the AK 15s are most likely not. They have been selling like hotcakes since the Newtown Massacre (god bless America), so they are in short supply. Although, that's not because of diminishing inventory, there are plenty still around. No, that's not it ...
... it's an artificial shortage caused by gun dealers who have stopped selling those type of weapons of mass destruction - not out of any sense of public good, but rather, because they know as soon as a real threat of a ban on such weapons emerges, the price they can charge for those weapons will skyrocket out of sight (god bless America). In any event, it's certainly reassuring to know that the free market always "gets it right" (god bless America).
FYI, there's a great song, Swimmin' In The Big, aka: Bathing in the Waters of D'Nile (scroll down to # 7 and give a listen), which kinda sums it up rather nicely. A few lyrics from that song ...
My job is so secure and my government is stable
The weather’s getting better, a little warmer every year
And now we’ve got free trade, and everyone will prosper
The locals here are happy, I think I’ll have another beer
Ho, ho, ho. (god bless America)
*Legend has it that a Vietnam War helicopter gunship door gunner, when asked how he could kill women and children, answered: "Ya just don't lead 'em so much". (god bless America)