It is always a pleasure to watch the Sunday morning shows. For the most part they are not news shows, in the shooting, rape and fire sense. they seem more relaxed and a show such as Sunday Morning gives each topic/issue the time it needs to be interesting. The story seems to have a beginning middle and even an end. The talking heads are still trying to entertain rather than inform but every once in a while the viewer does learn something, such as, even the highest ranking elected official can be a moron. And if mean that in the nicest possible way.
Take Speaker John Boehner..... Please. (That's an old joke, but so is he). Yesterday in an interview he actually said, "if they wake up dead". Let's take a moment to do a rhetorical analysis of that particular statement. Wait, there is no need. Just FHI (for his information), if you are dead you will not wake up. Maybe that is part of the problem with the war he advocates. He thinks that all of those lovely young people who die, are going to get up. It's like a fairy tale.
Once upon a time there was a man who thought he was much more powerful than he really was. In fact, he and his friends thought that they had God like power to make decisions about life and death. When he and his friend were little boys they overloaded on toy soldiers. They would knock them down, pick them up, set and rest the game. Of course, he would clean up, and then the next day repeat the process. Over and over the little warriors (the plastic ones) would fight, die, and then miraculously live again. It was an exhausting play time, but someone had to do it. As years passed the little boys continued their play. And they grew up believing that all soldiers would get knocked down, but not to worry, they would surely get up. Forget shipping the bodies, and the funerals -- it was all a game.
Anyway, sometimes I wonder where I would be today if, instead of changing careers every four years, I had just stayed in one job. Could I have been the Dean at a university. The foremost non profit guru in the country. The head of a tv network. Or a Senator who had the ability to send people into a war zone to fight, die and wake up dead. Nevermind, even without an expense account, lots of power, and the ability to make life and death decisions, the way I spent my days was pretty great. We can always win the lottery or tell another fairy tale.
Once upon a time there was a precious little girl, with a feisty spirit and a big mouth. What made her the happiest was wonderful children, a delightful family, super friends and a puppy. Even as a simple little child she knew you didn't wake up dead. So she tried to live happily ever after.
We're just sayin....Iris