Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Legitimacy has left the system" - thank heavens it's the holidays!

What seems to spook people now is the possibility that everybody in charge of everything is a fraud or a crook. Legitimacy has left the system. James Howard Kunstler

Some people look at the glass and see it half full. I look at the glass and see it as completely empty. ~ Dada (with apologies to all optimists which the world is now so desperately in need of.)
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Despite the daily avalanche of evidence to the contrary, let us try to think it's a "Wonderful Life!"

Today's post is short. It's getting late. It's Christmas eve's eve and, "Damn!", it looks like I'm not going to get those cards out in time to be received by Christmas day which, "Damn!" just happens to fall on a postal holiday this year (again - "Sh*t!") So just like last year (and the year before?), it's time for a "Hail Mary pass!" My next task is an end run around 20th century technology (watching too much football??) - snail mail delivered by men in little white gas powered "trucks" with eagles spray painted on their sides.

At this point I had intended to launch into another typical Dada rant. But that can wait. (It's launching pad was to be Kunstler's opening quote above so I may use it again next Friday.) But it's Christmas eve's eve and I'm off to the 'card factory' to construct a greeting that (again this year!) didn't make the U.S. Postal Service mails. Hopefully, I'll post it here for all loyal readers of Dada's before the holiday with greetings to all -- even those who just happen by Dada's by chance -- Merry Christmas or whatever holiday or annual Earth turning event you celebrate!

5 comments:

Fran said...

I'm trying really hard to get into the holiday spirit, but reading today's newspaper made me even more cynical & melancholy.

Rough year.

Fran said...

Sorry about that- the system was running slow, then it double posted???

enigma4ever said...

merry christmas to you and mrsdada and your editor....

we will get through this together....in spite of the crooks and criminals....

maybe we should keep gitmo open for them ?

I don't know anymore...

I think Maddoff is the tip of the iceberg....

but I still have hope that if we are resourceful....caring and thoughtful....and if we work together...in the New Year when King Dipshit is gone....and his corrupt cronies...that we can keep this ship from sinking....

I hope....

Much hope to you in the new year....

Dada said...

Fran: Hmmm, "Wonder what she read in today's paper that made her so much more 'cynical & melancholy'?" when I realized what she read was likely just another dose of the daily news!!??

E4E: I suspect you are totally right. Madoff is the absolute tip of the iceberg, an iceberg the majority of us are attached to the very bottom, deepest part of. And it's drowing us all.

I have to say, however, I read an article I'm trying desperately to re-find that delineated 11 POSITIVE points of Madoff's ripoff of $ billions. (One being, many, many of his victims were the filthy rich who begged to board his 'gravy train.')

Border Explorer said...

Even if the news is bad, I feel better about living with good people in the world like the ones I bump into here--not the least of which is the Dada family. Loved this post and all the chuckles. Good luck on those
cards. My neglected family and friends (all one of them!) have long since given up on hearing from me. So I'll just give you all my best while I'm here and...hope to see you Friday. (hint hint)