Man, I really don't want to write a political blog...and I definitely don't want to rant. My posts are typically funny & raunchy - but the reason I get to write it them the first place is because I enjoy the freedoms of living in America. I'm a minority-within-minority: the rare and elusive Gay Republican. I believe in small government, stronger national defense, and capitalism in all of its forms - including health care. I genuinely think Conservatives should run the national scene, while Liberals should handle the local, social things. But if I had to choose one side over the other, I'm Republican all the way.
Hold that thought.
Earlier this week, NASA announced a report which predicted the possible end of civilization within 40 years. I haven't read the document yet so I don't know if it's a rehash of the usual doomsday fodder, but I have read responses to its claims and all have a similar theme: our world is interconnected - financially, technologically, and culturally. The NASA report got my attention because it focused on entropy, and how every part of our civilization depends on everyone else. Some countries have food, some countries have oil, some places allow the flow of information; with the exception of North Korea, we're all as connected as the cards in a house of cards - and when one card fails, the whole structure comes down. And that's what the NASA report is all about: the inevitable failure within the total structure. Basically, we're screwed if we don't start colonizing space -
But of course Obama has cancelled the shuttle program, with nothing lined up to replace it.
Whatever the case, if - on its return trip - Michelle's plane goes down in the South China Sea, CNN is primed to cover it. I hope that doesn't happen of course (no terrorist thoughts in me, NSA), but you've got to admit that if her blip did vanish from radar, it would be totally worth hearing Anderson Cooper suggest it happened under supernatural circumstances.
And while all of us watch the ocean search for a black hole filled with Sweet n' Low packets & Chinese takeout boxes, you can but guarantee that CNN will find a way to suggest that Republicans are somehow involved...