Wednesday, July 9, 2008

W Gets a Brain

It took a while, but G.W. has finally received a brain. I know, it is eight years too late, and untold suffering lies between then and now, but hey -- better late than never!

The brain he has received is, admittedly, rather small, but a small one is a large improvement over having no brain at all. As evidence of his new aquisition I point to his speech yesterday in Japan (ironic location, as you shall see) in which he pressed the leaders of the other G-8 countries to join together to cut in half greenhouse emmisions by 2050. This from the guy who swaggered into office eight years ago and, with a smirk on his face, brazenly and arrogantly tossed away the Kyoto (Japan!) Protocol that would have addressed greenhouse gas emissions eight years ago!

To what do we owe this sudden aquisition of a brain on the part of our President? I don't know, but it would have been nice if he could have gotten in a bit earlier in his Presidency, don't you think? Could have stayed focused on Afghanistan for one thing, rather than flying into Iraq with guns blazing on dubious intelligence and faulty Neocon reasoning. By taking his eye off Afghanistan he has screwed up two countries rather than saved one. Yup, an earlier brain would have been nice.

But now he has seen the light of global warming and want's the world to wake up to its threat and do something about it. Good for him. Icepacks of the world, rejoice! Your savior has arrived! Yes, I know you have pretty much melted away by now, but he got you before there was nothing at all left of you, right? So be happy.

Dolphins, whales, all small critters that have been threatened with extinction -- W is with you! Be not afraid! Eight years of irreparable degredation of your habitats and environment is a small price to pay for a President of the Untied States trying desperately to do something -- anything -- that will somehow raise him in the eyes of history above at least James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson!

You go W!

Monday, July 7, 2008

This Digital Imigrant Now Has a Blog (Inspired by my son and daughter in law)

Well I'll be (stopped in my forward progression!). I have a thing called a blog. It is entitled "Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost", a quote from Lord of the Rings and somewhat befitting my summer rambles through Europe and my disorderly reading habits. I've no idea why anyone would be interested in the least to read anything I have to say, but since I am free to say it, so I shall.

It is inspired in it's creation by my son Mark's witty, sharp blog posts and my daughter in law Stephanie's love-of-life postings. You should check them out!

I am a teacher of AP Art History and AP Economics, so you can expect much about art and much about politics and the economy from me. If you are a typical Utahn you're not going to like the politics much, but I do hope you like the comments you'll get about painting, sculpture, architecture, travel, and the lates book I'm reading.

Expect wandering of the world and wanderings of the mind, neither of which head toward any particular destination. Remember, "Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost."