This weekend, in a moment of absurd clarity, I realized that the world we are living in is BizarroWorld. There is no other explanation other than we are pawns in some high (or perhaps low) stake game controlled by aliens or something.
The election is upon us. We are stuck with a 72 year-old curmudgeonly clone of the current Monkey-in-Chief as the red state favorite. Who has a chance to win, because this country is riddled with idiots who vote the party line. With Sarah Palin as his running mate? Seriously? This is the best they can do? An inexperienced governor who can't put together a cogent statement
on her (complete lack of) foreign policy experience.
The alternative is an inexperienced Senator who promises change. With a running mate with tons of foreign policy experience. Hey, that's good, right? But wait, what's that nagging feeling? Oh right, when I lived in his fair state back in the 80's, he ran for President, but dropped out of the race due to plagiarism accusations
No matter who wins the election, we'll still be stuck in a war with no way out.
Meanwhile, the economy is crashing around us. My company's stock is trading at a fifth off it's high, and will probably continue to go down. There was a mini-run at my bank (Wachovia) on Saturday as the newspaper reported they were not FDIC insured. People, are you really that stupid? What's that? Oh, never mind, my bank is now
The gubmint has put forth a 700 Billion Dollar bailout plan. That's B
illion, with a damn B. 700 of them. Meanwhile, kids in this country can't get healthcare. People who put their lives on the line for this country are homeless.
And to top it all off, Kansas City beat Denver yesterday?
I for one welcome our BizarroWorld overlords. There is no other explanation.