It’s still a brand new year, so my mind is still on changes I personally would like to make in 2009 or changes I’d like to see in the world around me. What to hear my thoughts? Of course you do.
Let’s make this the first change in 2009: No more government bailouts. I mean – what’s next? Will the porn industry be asking for money? Well, apparently, they already have. Think of Larry Flynt and Joe Francis. They want $5 billion from the government. Last week, Crooks and Liars gave us the details.
Also last week, The Daily Beat let us know the six people being interviewed to replace John Cranley on Cincinnati City Council. Question: Does it really matter? In my mind, regardless of who gets it, nothing ever really changes in this city. Kick them all out and start over.
Sorry – guess I’m being negative. That probably won’t change in 2009 – but at least I’m not being insulting (or am I?). Speaking of insulting, last week Dick Cavett wrote a funny essay on the subject in his Talk Show blog.
Saving money in 2009 is probably a good idea – a nice change. I like the way The Cincinnati Nation looks out for us. They reported last week that Cricket, the cell phone people, is now offering wireless broadband internet service for $40 a month. I went into the Cricket store on Main Street on Friday to pay my phone bill and found out this internet service gets even cheaper if you own a Cricket phone. If you do, you can get this service for only $35 a month. Sold! Now, if only I could find a better deal on vodka and cigarettes.
I like Obama, voted for him and I’m sure he’ll make a great president. However, sir, stop sending me e-mails asking for money. Last week, Wonkette did a rant on this and I couldn’t agree more.
And on that note, I’m outa here. I’m going to make myself a fruit salad. Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Dish showed me a new way to make it last week and I’m anxious to get this change going too.
Change can be a good thing. Now where did I put that deck of cards?
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