Monday, April 26, 2010

While I Was Out

I’m catching up on the news that happened while I was off in Kansas delving into the fantasy world of theatre and creative writing, and I see that some things are still the same: Charlie Crist is still running as a Republican for the Senate; the Republicans in the Senate are still playing Lucy-holding-the-football to the Democrats’ Charlie Brown over financial reform just like they did with healthcare; Sarah Palin is still doing her Elmer Gantry/batshit crazy routine; and the rest of the Palin-wannabes are still pissed off that there’s a Democrat in the White House.

To top that off, Stephen Hawking is warning us that instead of searching for extraterrestrial life in the universe, we should be doing everything we can to avoid contact: “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”

Maybe we should tell them to land in Arizona. They seem to think they know how to deal with aliens.