Just taking a quick peek at planet Earth on this fine 15th of December.
It doesn’t exactly give me a case of the warm fuzzies to see Chinese President Xi Jinping starting to open a positive line of communication with Soviet President Vladimir Putin.
Just makes me nervous.
Call me crazy.
Back in the day it was the USA-v-USSR.
China wasn’t even an afterthought until they started realizing how big of a world power they could become and saw their population drive a formidable machine which is on a par with any nation on earth.
Speaking of War Games, the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick, he was depicted as a video gamer, shooting down hundreds of enemy jets with laser-efficiency for twenty-five cents per game.
Just like the laser-efficiency of an actual vessel being blown out of the water by the U.S. Navy. (see how I pulled off that slick transition? Sometimes I even amaze myself). Now I might just be an old country boy from East L.A., but shooting off laser weapons in the Mideast is at a bare minimum insane as hell.
Granted, the only shred of a possibility of Joe Biden getting a second term is to stop the internal divisiveness in this country and turn a nation’s focus on a common enemy.
Mama didn’t raise no corn pone.
The Navy should put that laser accuracy to the test on those pirates off the coast of West Africa.
I just don’t get it.
These cargo ships are carrying billions in goods and they get held up routinely and the big shipping companies pay bounties and ransoms, no questions asked. I am sure it is budgeted for in the P & L.
I say blow the little assholes out of the water.
But that’s just me.
Now I admit I am out there.
Waaaaaaaay out there. But even this guy made me look good. I saw an absolutely charming headline telling the story of a man who claimed to have sex with one-hundred corpses in British mortuaries.
And really? In this day and age? My buddies the Brits are not issuing gender-neutral passports? I have to admit I have no idea what gender-neutral even means. And WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYWAY?
Another headline, definitely over-stating the obvious says, “Jobs have never been so secure. Bosses not firing.”
No shit they’re not firing. And don’t think the employees don’t know it. If you want proof, just pick up a phone and try dialing ANYWHERE.
Recording, but wait for the whole message (Dummy—the menu options have changed).
There’s a good chance you will get disconnected at some point in your call, it is to be expected in this new business model that appears to be the New Normal I heard so much about.
Whatever happened to personal pride in how you purport yourself and how to conduct friendly efficient business?
Am I asking too much?
Whatever became of mein genial host?
Check out this old Anne Murray cover: