The good news is the world hasn’t ended. The bad news is the world hasn’t ended.

It’s not the end of the world, at least not yet, and President Obama has given me Monday off in addition to Tuesday. So that is, at least, some good news.

I wrote a little here on this blog until the battery on my MiFi went dead. Then I spent the next hour and a half talking to Verizon techs who will gladly send me a battery with a 90-day warranty for $10 or a new battery for $40. Well, I finally figured out I could get four batteries in a year for that one new battery. Of course, it will likely cause lost hours to get it, just as it did today.

Upon finally figuring out how to set up a wireless network with my iPhone, I am back on the old Internets. However, about half of my post  had vanished. I had written today about the irresponsibility of the GOP Congress in pushing us over the “fiscal cliff” and how the Texas lawmakers and Gov. Good Hair must be ecstatic about the NRA’s big announcement today. By golly, ol’ Wayne LaPierre LePew of the NRA wants more guns in the schools. I think back in the good ol’ days of the Cold War they called that MAD, that stands for Mutually Assured Destruction. Kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out. Oh Pierre LaPew also thinks we need to get rid of violent TV, movies and music.That’s the kind of macho folks we got running out state into the ground. As for LaPierre, that’s about the stupidest thing that I ever heard and certainly the most tactless flow of words I’ve heard from a lobbyist, what with those little kids getting buried every day this week up in Connecticut. Sir, have you no shame? I guess not.

Once again, I am not against guns. I just have a super dislike for stupidity. Meanwhile, the world is still as it is: Full of beauty and hope and a good number of stupid people in high places.

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