Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ignorance Must be Bliss

I have decided that I am going to stop reading and listening to the news, whether online, on the radio, or in the newspaper at home.  Magazines too.  I have had my heart attack quota for life. 

I have not read anything about the Governor's State of the State address and I feel fine.  Last year he said we seniors were a 'drain on state resources', or some such stupid thing.  I doubt he was saying anything Tuesday night to make me feel any better about him.

Years ago I had a co-worker who was asked while we were at lunch what she thought about something that was in the news.  She said she knew nothing about it and that if it was important enough her husband would inform her.  I'll bet she is living in blissful ignorance and not ranting on a blog.

In just the last few weeks we had the Mayor of Troy call gays and lesbians 'queers', then say she has freedom of speech to justify herself, only to turn around and say they are mentally ill.  Who is ill here?

The other day Kid Rock told us all how important he is and that laws do not apply to him.  I ask you this:  We still go to concert halls to hear music by Beethoven and Mozart, who died in 1827 and 1791, respectively.  Do you think anyone will be listening to Kid Rock in 2212?

And lets just forget all the coverage of people named Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, etc.   Enough already.

Today I was reading the Detroit News and there is an oped piece by Manny Lopez.  He ends it by telling state Democrats to "Get on board (with the Governor) or get out of the way."  Whoa.  It is not just state Democrats who are upset with the Governor.  This makes me want to slap this guy upside the head.  Certainly we can all agree to disagree without being partisan?

Anyway, I am going to confine myself to reading the trivial emails my retired friends send me.  I get at least one good laugh a day.  (OK.  I can laugh at some of the idiot politicians, but their antics often cause stress.)  So, now that I am done ranting, here is your laugh for the day.  And my thanks to the writer, whoever they are.

A cat died and went to Heaven.

God met her at the gates and said, 'You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking.'

The cat thought for a minute and then said, 'All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep on.'
God said, 'Say no more.' Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.
A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat.
The mice said, 'Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again.'
God answered, 'It is done.' All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.
About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked, 'Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?'
The cat replied, 'Oh, it is WONDERFUL.  I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!'

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