Thursday, November 3, 2011

Armadillos and Peccadilloes

("Day of the Armadillo")

We are in desperate need of armadillos and peccadilloes, large and small, to distract from the ugly realities of life. The glorious end of the baseball season is but a memory and the basketball season is in a millionaire's lock-down. We need to be able to turn to the nonsense of Congressional time spent on reminding us that we still officially trust God. We want a cat fight to develop among the Republicans over the Cain affair (it sounds like a movie title), with all its leaks and lies. The last thing we want to do is focus on the dismal economy here and abroad, the misguided fiscal austerity, the fear that we are but one wrong move away from a man made global tsunami.

We have a long wait until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. It may be weeks or months until agreement is reached on how the billions are equitably divided between the haves and the haves in the NBA. So, I ask Ms. Collins to keep us entertained in the meantime with meaningless tales. And I hope that Mr. Cain stays around long enough to provide a few more edible armadillos.

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