Blonde moment

And the silver spoon.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

You're a mean one

Mr. Garrison.

I tend to find Garrison Keillor amusing. However, today's column went too far. Because it does not appear online, here's the summary. Scrooge makes Bob Cratchet his partner and the Cratchet family goes to capitalist hell in a handbasket, corruption ensues, and they end up in Chapter 11.

Why can't a happy ending be left well enough alone during Christmas? The Old Coot might as well just go out and say, "Tight wad Republican Bosses out there, don't be charitable because those poor people are going to be corrupt, ungrateful, and you will ruin them forever and ever." It is not a bad thing when people emerge from the lower class to the middle class, as The Grump insists. A better life is the foundation of the American dream.

Go ahead, your Grouchiness, and sit on your elitist mountain, bemoaning how terrible Republicans and Capitalists are. Maintain your self righteous warnings on how people who receive charity will just become corrupt pigs. Do not question the motives of others any longer because you are mean, rotten, and you ruined a perfectly good story on the kindness and charity of others.

Next, I suppose you will re-write the ending to "The Gift of the Magi" where some rich sugar daddy buys the now former Mrs. Magi a wig and Mr. Magi marries Paris Hilton who buys him all the Rolexes he wants.

Now is a time for celebration, the celebration of a New Life who came into this world to give mankind forgiveness, hope that there is a better future waiting, freedom from corruption, and healing from the wounds of sin. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

The Old Scout is, indeed, a Prairie Home Companion, like a windchill of 40 below! But, I sincerely hope that his heart will change and he will learn to expect the best out of people.


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