The obligatory year-end list
Here we are at the last day of the year and everybody is making a list to sum up the year that is quickly fading into history. Herewith, then, is my list - ten things that I would love to forget about 2009. They are in no particular order. Each is just as objectionable as the other. 1. The "Tea Partiers." These people couldn't even decide what they were against, but I strongly suspect what they were really against was having an African-American president. They were just a mindless herd being stirred up to stampede by the ranters on talk radio and Fox News. 2. Sarah Palin and her whole damn family - in-laws, outlaws, and hangers-on. When will these people fade into the anonymity that they so richly deserve? 3. The Houston Astros' season of ineptitude. Where have you gone, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio? 4. Birthers. These, of course, fit right in with #1. They are a subsection really. Their real problem, too, is race. 5. Joe Lieberman's whiney voice.