Friday, March 31, 2006


This is my final post and my first attempt at humor. King will be back next week, but I'm hoping that we hear from him this evening, when he may be able to fill us in on conditions in New Orleans, where he is attending a conference.

I've been hearing a lot lately about the effects of global warming. As the ice caps melt, some scientists tell us that sea levels may rise as much as 20 feet globally.

I've got to tell you that this has me plenty worried. As the east and west coast of America vanish under water, what is going to become of the east and west coast liberals???

And then it hit me! They could go to France! Now, think about it. It would be a definite win-win situation. The liberals would be entering an environment where the kind of policies they desire have long been in effect. They could be really happy, while the French would be getting a new, hard -working (at least used to working more than the 35-hr per week norm in France) set of immigrants, that won't have to be assimilated...they already hate the US.

Now, granted, the US liberals would be considered ultra conservative in France, but surely they would be more acceptable than the current set of immigrants that France denies having any problems with.

And then it hit me, and my great idea collapsed in ruin (as so often happens with my great ideas). SHOOT! The very liberal policies espoused by the american liberals and long in effect in France mean that there won't be any jobs for the eager, liberal, potential Frenchmen.

Darn! I hate it when reality gets in the way of a good fantasy.

Then a terrible thought hit me. If they can't go to France, then maybe they would come to Minnesota?

I'll probably lay awake all night tonight worrying about it. Now if they all settled in Minneapolis-St. Paul, or got jobs on college campuses, the chances are that nobody would really notice. But I think that's just too much to hope for.

I think I'm going to have a antacid tablet and then go out and have a beer this evening. After all, pretty soon it will all be wine bars, won't it?

Have a good weekend...and Welcome back, King.