I am weary of the talking heads on TV when all they can do is parrot each other on inane subjects like the Balloon Boy, Sarah Palin and her book of fantasy and other useless subjects. I think if the world were coming to an end and Betty Boop were reincarnated we would hear about Betty endlessly and there would only be a brief notice in passing that this was to be our last day on earth.
On second thought, that might be news because it's dramatic. The news is, after all, about entertainment. It would be most entertaining to see people panic.
Okay, I'm exaggerating. I am not exaggerating when I state that I am not the only person who doesn't have a clue about what to do about the economy. This morning's NY Times had two diametriclly opposite views on whether Timothy Gaithner had done a good job or not. Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize winning economistn said 'no' and David Brooks, Conservative columnist, said 'yes.'
I confess, David Brooks is a conservative whom I admire and read. He presents his case with thoughtful reason. Having said that, I would rather go with an economist's opinion than a columnists.
If you want to read the op-ed pieces here are the links:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/opinion/20krugman.html?th&emc=th
I will leave it to the experts to fight it out. All I know is that I haven't seen it this bad since I was a child during the Great Depression. Call me a pessimist, but I am very sure it is going to get much worse for the average guy before it gets better.
Since I am unable to make a rational comment on this I will leave you with some giggles to take your mind off of the depressing news.
THE LAWS OF ULTIMATE REALITY
Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity: Any small important part when dropped, will roll to the most inaccessible place.
Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal, and someone always answers.
Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
Law of the Bath: When a body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.
Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are already with someone you shouldn't be with.
Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.
Law of Bio-mechanics: The severity of an itch is directly proportional to the square of the difficulty to reach it.
Law of the Theater: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
Starbuck's Law: As soon as you sit down to enjoy a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something that will take until the coffee has become cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will be issued immediately adjacent lockers.
Law of Physical Surfaces: The possibility of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering directly correlates to the combined newness and value of the carpet.
Brown's Law of Physical Appearance: If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
Doctors' Law: If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor. By the time you get there, you will have recovered. If you don't make an appointment to see the doctor, you will get worse.
Law of Logical Argument: Anything is always possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
Law of Healthy Food: If it tastes good, spit it out.