December 11th, 2007

Santy Claws

'Tis the Season

So I'm out this morning, doctor's appointment to be followed by Christmas shopping. Noble pursuits, considering that it was all before 11 am.

I stopped after my appointment for breakfast at McDonald's (the only Micky D's I'll eat voluntarily unless on a road trip). As I'm walking out to my car in the gray and rainy weather, some idiot who took driver's ed at the NASCAR school comes squealing around the corner and towards me at about 40 mph. My natural instincts encourage me to step back, so as to avoid becoming roadkill, and I give the guy a look that clearly said, "Wow, dumbass much?"

And this is where I laugh, because in any normal situation, the imbecile would just keep on going, and life would continue. But apparently, my self-preservation and disparaging glance were too much for his fragile ego, and he hits the breaks, flips me "the Finger," and calls me a "faggot." I think he seriously wanted to fight me there in the McDonald's parking lot. What a tool. I insulted his lack of creativity, as well as his choice of baseball team (I noticed a Cubs license plate frame as it was speeding towards my knees), and went on my way.

Ah, Holiday Cheer is in the air. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
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All Hail the NAU!

Sitting in the doctor's office this morning, I picked up a copy of Newsweek and noticed an article about Ron Paul and the impending North American Union. OK, so let's forget the fact that people putting this idea forward are a libertarian GOP candidate who's just trying to make some hay, the nutjob right-wing news media, and the man behind the swiftboating of John Kerry, and say just for fun, that the US, Canada, and Mexico are planning to form the NAU, dissolve the dollar, loonie, and peso in favor of the "Amero," and establish a common government.

Would that really be a bad thing?

Well, for one, we'd have to invite the rest of Latin America, at least those from Guatemala to Panama who still make up part of North America. Or would they be like Turkey with the EU, part of Europe but still stuck in the minors until they can get the kinks out of their swing?

I, for one, would welcome the Amero with open arms (provided they come up with a better name, the Namo, the Northie, the Sacagawea?). Let's face it, the Almighty Dollar isn't what it once was. Perhaps if we unite with the economic superpowers to our North and South, the United States could see economic growth in the next few decades.
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