Happy New Year? Or More of the Same?
By: John Lillpop
The world just celebrated the start of a new year with high hopes that things would get better in 2008. But judging from events of the first two weeks, little has changed.
President Bush peddles “Road Map” for peace between Israel and Palestinians, threatens World War 111 over naval clash with Iran;
New Jersey apologizes for slavery, Europe, the White House, white rice, and vanilla ice cream in a sweeping gesture by bleeding hearts to eradicate bigotry;
O.J. Simpson is back in a Las Vegas jail;
Sub-prime performance crisis hits Washington. President Bush given 12-month notice that White House being repossessed by We the People;
Hillary cries out for support. John Kerry, Arizona Governor Napolitano, and Las Vegas labor unions respond by jumping aboard the Obama-fest special;
California is bankrupt.
Governor Schwarzenegger proposes to empty jails in order to balance California’s wonky budget;
O.J. Simpson lawyers call for change of venue to California;
U.S. Congress ignores will of the people, sabotages border fence;
Al Sharpton calls for race riots over golf commentator Kelly Tilghman’s use of “lynch” in same breathe in which she discussed the preeminence of Tiger Woods. Woods recklessly dismisses incident as “complete non-issue.”
President Bush apologizes for failure of U.S. to bomb Auschwitz during World War 11. Promises to do better before his term ends.
Britney Spears testifies against herself at child-custody hearing from back of an ambulance; and
Made in China brand added to Citigroup, other ailing U.S. financial institutions in meltdown.
New year? Ha!