The cold, hard reality of the world we live in today is that we can no longer be shocked by a news headline. Yes folks, reality has caught up to the fiction-writers…and now leaves them muted, like mouthless-Matrix Nemo’s in the mushroom cloud of dust and the New World Disorder! Think about it…or not! It’s no wonder so many have chosen denial…
But even in this environment there appears from time to time, a combination of text, punctuation & space so alarming that, even I look for a patch of soft earth to bury my head! For example…
Biden-led budget talks face daunting odds
You catch my drift? BIDEN-LED?? WHAT?? A Biden-led tour of Cooperstown for Local 1199 Retirees…or, a Biden-led rally for hair plug research…or, a Biden-led campaign to rid our schools of chocolate milk! These are all headlines that fit, make perfect sense…rather than ELECTROCUTE the senses! But to put King Gaffe in the same sentence with any form of the verb “lead” in connection with “talks” as crucial to our very existence and ultimate survival is downright bowel-loosening…in fact, there are only two words that come to mind…HOLY CRAP!
My favorite Biden-gaffe from the halls of the Biden-gaffe Museum would be #3…hands down. And I quote, “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” (Biden commenting on the $900 Billion Stimulus Plan) …and I thought to myself, whew! Thank God we’re only talking trillions of dollars…instead of gazillions…I mean, for a minute there, I was a little nervous. (hehehe). http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1895156,00.html
You know what’s weird about this administration? OK…You know one thing that’s weird about this Administration? They seem to have an uncanny knack for putting the wrong people in the worst possible places (#1) AND, they seem to possess an equally uncanny knack for listening to the least qualified people while ignoring the most qualified (#2)! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/world/africa/18powers.html?_r=1
In fact, I think it is safe to say that 1+2=HERE!!!!!!
But thats only the 1st half of the headline!
face daunting odds?
Man our journalists are bright…are they not?