True, I write this before the Nov. 4 election, so it is possible that as you read this the lawyers for one of the presidential candidates are instigating a challenge in Florida, Pennsylvania or New Mexico.
But I’m taking the glass-half-full approach today. It’s all over but the complaining by the losers — which should last only four years.
It’s time to move on. Even Saturday Night Live must find new material; Tina Fey as Sarah Palin is a thing of the past. And, I’ve got to find something new to complain about, now that George Bush is in the final months of his tenure. You can’t beat a dead horse or a lame duck but so long.
Needless to say, as someone required to fill a 21.5-inch space each week with commentary, I’m looking ahead to future columns, wondering where I will go for inspiration. Fortunately, with a change in government and a floundering economy, there should be ample fodder. Here’s part of my schedule of column topics for the next 12 months:
•President Obama takes the oath of office with his hand on the Koran and a Socialist USA pin on his lapel: That won’t happen, but this column will respond to the FOX News reports, e-mails and blog postings saying it did. •Where’s my share? As a citizen who supported Obama, I’ll make the argument for redistributing — to me — the wealth of John McCain’s wife.
•The world did not end: In spite of the dire predictions of extremely fearful partisans, the Rapture did not occur as President Barack Obama took the oath of office. Or, maybe it did and we are all left behind.
•Joe the (assistant) Plumber should get licensed: This is America. Joe should study hard and pass whatever exam it takes to become a licensed plumber so he has a chance to make enough money to not benefit from the Obama economic plan.
•China to foreclose on U.S.: Beijing will come to the conclusion that America is a huge credit risk and call in its note. The choices: Thumb our noses at the Chinese and tell them they’re out of luck, invade Saudi Arabia, which has more U.S. dollars than we do, or sell Alaska on e-Bay.
•Appoint George Bush as ambassador to Iran: This column will promote putting a former president to good use and discuss serving notice to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that America has regained its sense of humor.
•Democrats must control spending: You laugh now, but can they be worse than the Republicans? Oh yeah, maybe they can, come to think of it, but it will be a challenge.
We live in an interesting time.
Mark Beardsley is editor of The Commerce News. He lives in Commerce.
For all of the opinions and editorials, see the Nov. 5 issue of The Commerce News.
why should Joe the plumber get a license, he can have some of Obamas hard earned money. I'm sure it'll be more than $250,000. Oh wait that goes for everyone but him. Right??
Voted for McCain
11/07/08 at 12:03 PM
Oh yeah, lets all see if we can't keep up the immature bias that has been plastered all over the place for as long as I can remember.
Lets call our new president-elect names like Osama Obama and talk about Obama-nation, and oh yes, lets do use LOTS of the "N" word.
Because, it sure does make a lot of sense to keep the nation divided and keep the hate alive, its going to help with our economy and bring our troops home safe and put a new car in every garage and money in all of our bank accounts.
Oh...no...wait, it won't, will it.
But surely we can't actually TRY to work together and rally behind the new president-elect as he takes over an almost impossible job.
We can't possibly admit that he's not Satan, that he won't ruin the world, or at the very least destroy America. Why he's BLACK, for God's sake!!! AND a Democrat!!!
What would we DO if we all actually tried to HELP the situation instead of causing more problems, and it actually WORKED and things got BETTER???
And yes I did vote for McCain/Palin, so you can stop with the snide comments already.
Its over, time to pick up and move on and try to fix things as best we can instead of crying over spilt milk.
Its time we all tried to cooperate and heal the wounds and make things better.
That's what John McCain said he's going to do. That's what Barack Obama said he's going to do. That's what I'm going to try to do.