Another Year Of Liberty, And So Much To Show For It
The world can’t stop talking about Michael Jackson. So I suppose I’ll ad my own limited verbal spew on the topic. The years of my youth were certainly affected by the man with one glittering glove…and I was just as shocked as everybody else upon learning of his sudden passing. What I noticed in my own reaction was, I’d always presumed MJ would end up “buying the farm” at an extreme old age…helped along by a constant flow of money to every medical advancement available to extend life expectancy. But (if the allegations prove true) his unlimited access to a higher medical league of drugs put all his ambitions to rest. I for one can’t understand how any doctor could resort to regularly putting a patient into a medically induced coma and not think something is seriously wrong with such a dangerous situation. Chalk another one up to stupidity being the net result of endless ego.
Further into the world of pig headed Neanderthals, Sarah Palin announced her resignation well before her term in office is up. Many folks are speculating that she’s quitting so she can try and follow Reagan’s footsteps…taking some time to gear up for a victorious presidential run. If this is really the situation, I can’t wait for the next election. She’ll have even less real world experience to speak of by then…and the debates would surely lay her punk ass methods to waste. I wonder if Alaskans lament ever voting for her.
In the criminal world, Bernie Madoff’s wife broke her silence and issued a statement regarding her husband’s maniacal mayhem. She claims shock and shame due to her husband’s actions. But, when it came time to vacate her multi-million dollar home she asked if she could hang onto a fur coat. No doubt this was no cheap trinket…maybe she wanted to cling to one last testament to their fraudulent billion dollar glory days. Yet I can’t somehow shake the idea that after all the wretched suffering Madoff has generated, his wife had the balls to even ask about keeping anything. Did she think people would commiserate with her? Did she think nobody would notice she bed with heartless scum? Did she take up a job with the Swiss banking system? If any average person harbored common criminals there would be a guns-drawn storm at the gates by the authorities and local media. Yet, the actions of aiding and abetting opulent villany by even wealthier entities seem far beyond the reach of logical international law. On that I say, f*ck the Madoff family, f*ck the Swiss…and f*ck the tax dodging thugs whom they defend vehemently. They should all be mercilessly flogged in public for crimes against humanity.
The only bit of news I can rant positively on is the fact the Obama administration is putting to limit/end institutions considered “to big to fail” in our financial system. I love the idea that they’d have to plan for their own funeral. Though, it probably won’t amount to a can of beans since none of the policies will be exacted in time to save us from the pit the system is in now. But these days, any good news should be joyfully embraced.