Swine flu continues on a hysteria rampage. So serious is it that they’ve shut down high school athletic and academic competitions in Texas. No beisbol, one-act play or slide rule contests. Wait, do they even have slide rule competitions anymore? It’s just as well. The only use I had for a slide rule was to help draw a line when a ruler (or straight edge) wasn’t available.
Elsewhere, people are having their bad days, such as this smart fellow who was mad as hell and wasn’t going to take it anymore. My friend Sally in Pittsfield, Mass., alerted me of this Wal-Mart madness in her city. I wonder if the smiley faces got to him?
Lastly but not leastly, I would be remiss to not mention the 100-day anniversary of President Barack “Big Barack Attack” Obama taking office. You would never know this if you didn’t watch TV, see the Internet or read newspaper. Feeding our nation’s attention deficit disorder, everyone and their little dog too is grading various aspects of Obama’s first 100. So I say, why not?
BIG BARACK ATTACK’S FIRST HUNDRED DAYS GRADES
–Ability to aggravate, annoy and enrage the right wing. Definitely a big fat A+.
–Inspiring the Republican Party to self-destruct. An A, especially now that Arlen Specter has defected to the Dems.
–Picking a family dog. I’d have to give him a B. I mean the fact that he got a dog would automatically give him at least a B. I’m not saying his dog Bo isn’t cute but I would have picked something else like a black Lab.
–Visibility. He’s beginning to be less visible somewhat these days which is a good thing. The less we see of him, the more we think he’s actually getting something done. For awhile I thought he was starring in a reality TV show. I’d give him a B.
I guess I’ll leave all the serious stuff for people who know, or who think they know, what the hell is going on.