Mondays sometimes get a bad rap; they come chock full with attitude beginning the night before -- simply dreading the start of a week's worth of work up ahead. The alarm goes off a wee bit too soon; the lucky shirt is in the laundry; while everything seems to be happening so fast, getting a breakfast thrown in before running out the door only happens with acute attention to detail and stellar time management. You would think, with every week lined up the same way for centuries, we would be somewhat better prepared for the weekly punch in the gut -- that it wouldn't have the power over us like it does.
And this is all about things we know about, things expected. Throw in the unknowns, and things that make us go boom without ever seeing it coming -- that really blows.
So this morning, I may sound like I am all over the place; so take it from me, right now, I am about to do you a favor: just leave now and nobody gets hurt,or stick with it all the way to the bitter end through all the bobbing and weaving. This is still a free country, so you are free to make up your own mind at any time (as am I...isn't that wonderful) -- so don't get to the end and curse me, okay? just expect me to be all over the place, no surprises, starting now. (suggestion, just breathe and you'll be fine.)
You know, for all the doomsday predictions thrown up on the chalk board -- let's just get down to the brass tacks -- most of them have ultimately come to fruition; sure, it is done for the beauty of television, making a reality and spectacle of the news on the day holding to the basic premise, "truth has no agenda." Glenn Beck has turned this remedial task into an art form. He has become the Picasso of throwing it all out there and seeing what sticks, what has merit, what might hurt us and what might come back to bite us in the butt. And then, most days reminding us what our founders might do, or think, about it.
Today, one of my favorite things -- Mr. Beck-meister fuller himself -- is being hammered in the media (again); but this time from the right. Interesting.
Let me see if I can channel what he might be thinking -- why now? You guys have had all this time to jump on my pleasantly plump derriere, because I love my ice cream, and you wait for me to be on the ropes (in perception only, mind you) before you feel compelled to riddle me with a smear campaign? Officially jumping on my liberal use of OPV (other people's video) without the proper shout out to each and every one? ah hello, I was doing the same thing a year ago, two years ago, back on CNN even -- and now you come at me? That bites, but more important, what gives?
I didn't see that coming, d'jew?
You know what GB did see coming, the slow and painful death of America that seems to be around the bend if we aren't careful; and so it begins (again) -- as this happy monday/tax day/day of reckoning goes down -- bouncing out of the corner and making a spot on prediction come to fruition and one for the history books, the one, and the only, reality buster extraordinaire, GB, is right again (say it like you're in an echo chamber, or something -- like an announcer for the WWE -- it's more fun)
...and the crowd goes wild.
Based on perception, mind you, AMERICA has been downgraded by the S & P.
Just because America's future sort of 'hangs in the balance' these days --
...choosing the uneasy stance on what appears to be unnatural footing
...unable to shake the ghost of debt limit's past
...being stuck on politics more than course correction
...having lost it's way through fuzzy math a long, long time ago
...perhaps the S & P knows something we don't. hmmm What do they see? And strangely having a refrain of do you hear what I hear humming in my head.
Wonder what GB might say to all the rabble-rousers who have made it their business -- and profited greatly by it -- shooting up or shooting down his theories like a street wise thug? Clearly, GB has satisfied a need for all sides to use and abuse, so who's kidding who here? Wanton, insatiable dissing of the man has become commonplace -- especially now that he is appearing "outed" by Fox News -- even though history continues to prove, if not validate, nearly every little thing that comes out of the guy's mouth. No matter which side of the ring you are on, isn't he, now (and forever probably), just a guy who continues to see it all coming long before many of us even catch a glimpse?
GB saw this downgrade coming. How about we talk about that! And yet, all anybody really wants to talk about today is getting the proper recognition where recognition is surely due on a thirty second piece of video...fascinating.
Now splitting the subject of details, schmeetails on a totally different angle, how about this one?
From another contributor for The Daily Caller, we return to a prediction that didn't exactly come to fruition from the UN. And let me add, I can't wait to check out this Anthony Watts guy @ http://www.wattsupwiththat.com and Gavin Atkins, at Asian Correspondent.com who broke the story answering a simple question, "What happened to the climate refugees?"
In another case of the sky is falling, doomsday is coming, everyone take cover, parlayed over the last couple of decades breeding climate change fears, promoting a whole string of catastrophic homegrown terror attacks, plotting against anything that moves, breathes, or even tries to make a living...even having the power to extinguish entire islands, leaving millions -- billions maybe -- homeless.
NOT. Where are they? huh? Hey, UN, are you listening? And get Al Gore on the phone, like right now.
Now, talk about profit sharing -- if not actually prophesying for profit. are you kidding me? way to go building credibility there. at least, GB is correct when he gets up on his soap box, there is that. but details, schmeetails. He has occasionally used video without saying where he got it from on live tv. ooooh.
And boy, do I love the details from both Watts and Atkins...here's just one:
"Nassau, The Bahamas — The 2010 national statistics recorded that the population growth increased to 353,658 persons in The Bahamas. The population change figure increased by 50,047 persons during the last 10 years."