Saturday, 10 December 2011

Simply Observations

A minor story of sorts has been out for a few days.  Qaddafi's son apparently tried to hustle up a entry visa into Mexico.  Several folks were involved, and at some point....I imagine the CIA folks kinda knew what was going on and just called up their Mexican counterparts, and then laid out the whole mess.  I sat and pondered over this.  What if they hadn't screwed up, and Qaddafi Junior arrived in Mexico.  My guess is that he had this stash of ten million dollars in cash, and within six months....he would have attempted this crossover into Texas.  You can imagine this scene.....down at the Quicky-Mart....here's some Latino-looking guy who speaks mostly lousy Spanish.  You buddy up to him and even introduce him to your cousin Wanda who is a trailer-trash gal and desperate for a husband.  Months later, you discover he's Qaddafi Junior, and things are pretty messed up then.

Yesterday, some Senators in DC finally woke up and gave their blessing over the snow plan for DC.  It's a comical episode.  From ten months ago....we had this weird frontal system that suddenly shifted and around noon at the Pentagon....the weather guys freaked out and announced that serious snow was coming by 4:30PM.  So there's this order given throughout the Capital region.  If you lived far off....leave at 1:30 in the afternoon.  Everyone else was supposed to leave by 2:30.  Well....half the folks left on schedule, and the other half waited till 4:00.....which was naturally too late by that point.  The new plan is that when they say leave.....you leave....or you stay in place until your normal time to leave (5:00PM typically).  The Senators were all happy over these greatly changed plans.  I sat there and just kinda laughed....basically, nothing changed.  People will leave when they want to leave, if snow is approaching.  The comical side to this is that the Senators wasted lots of time listening to this mess, but won't do nothing over taxes or the budget.  Go figure.

Finally, it was announced that a movie will finally be made on former DC Mayor Marion Barry.  Today, Marion sits on the city council....and is fairly cleaned up.  Back in 1979, he was destined to be mayor of DC for life.  He couldn't be knocked down....no matter what he said.  He had found the perfect ratio of votes in the district....which was to guarantee him a lifetime situation.  By 1990, he was burned out....sipping heavy on alcohol and doing cocaine daily.  He was busted by the cops, and his lifetime mayor situation dryed up.  In 1995, he decided to come back.  Curiously, within weeks....he discovered the city budget was non-existent and that he'd have to beg money from Congress to survive.  He did one term as Mayor....finding all this extra work as exhausting, and then retired to be a city councilman (where he still stands today).  Who will play Marion?  Eddie Murphy.  A comedy or a drama?  That's the problem here....it ought to be a bit of both.  Curiously, Marion has been trying set up a slam-dunk recently for Marion Junior to step right in and occupy his council seat.  The odds?  Actually better than sixty percent chance that it will happen.  The thing about DC....is that it needs a guy like Marion.

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