Mar 26, 2008

More Bad News To Follow

The problem with the internet age is that we have access to a bunch of information we're better off not knowing. At least from a 'peace of mind' perspective.

I could live without knowing how crappy the financial markets are on an hour-by-hour basis. I would prefer to have proof that we are in recession before being treated to the news that we "might be". In fact, leave me out of the loop altogether.

Gas prices are driving up the cost of everything and the housing market will take us all down. That is, unless things improve.

A huge chunk of the Antarctic ice sheet fell into the ocean yesterday or at least recently. In decades past this would have gone unnoticed, but now it is cause to remind us that we are doomed. Unless the oceanographers who say that the oceans stopped warming in 1998 are right. Then we're not quite so doomed.

Hillary lies, Obama consorts with a hate monger and McCain recently discovered that he is a nominee for President of the US, not his condo board. This is more than I can handle. Try as I might, I can't avoid this news.

Don't even get me started on the Social Security and Medicare mess. Wouldn't it be just my luck that they change the rules just when I am about to score the big Social Security dough?

Our state passed a law cracking down on employers who hire illegals. The illegals fled to other states and now I'm greeted with the news that we have a potential shortage of workers on our hands. Our city, county and state are all broke or darn near it. Our local school district is a political and fiscal mess, with no relief in sight.

The Chinese will either crush us militarily, with their poison crap at WalMart or by polluting the entire Earth. Take your pick. Iraq is a mess, unless it's not. Iran has nukes unless they don't. Pakistan is about to explode and take God-knows-what with them, unless it doesn't. What a mess.

So what's a guy to do? I think I'll continue to try to ignore things, unless I can't. Then I'll just worry needlessly about stuff I can't control.

I don't know why I've always loved the musical Annie, but maybe this is the right attitude. Or maybe this is the stupidest post ever.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


taco fetishist said...

Ignore things is the route I plan to take.

d. chedwick bryant said...

This is a really nice photo.

Kurt said...

I don't let most of that stuff bug me, but the state of the economy bothers me a bit. Seems odd, since I've ever had any money and I never will.

Bob Dylan said...

What hurts most about all of this, is that our grandchildren will have to deal with it. The melting polar ice caps is a real concern for the kids--they're always talking about the polar bears and penguins.

Steve said...

You need a good old-fashioned media blackout!

Nan Patience said...

If we could all just get out egos under control, we'd have a new earth.

d. chedwick bryant said...

i amswered yer lyre quepstion