Monday, May 02, 2011

Justice Has Been Done

Last night, as I creep into bed to read and eventually fall asleep, Cindy says: "Osama Bin Laden is dead." 

"That has been rumored for a while, baby. Bad liver transplant. Buried in Pakistan. Or Yemen somewhere..."

"No," she says. "Obama was just on TV. He made the announcement."

And there it was. "Usama Bin Laden is dead," on Fox News. (Fox uses "Usama," now, so they're less likely to make a certain verbal faux pas.) The streets of New York and D.C. fill with kids singing "God Bless America." Geraldo stalking in front of the White House, Hi-Fiving weepy strangers, and hugging wide-eyed soldiers. Everyone and their mother just as proud as a peacock that finally, FINALLY, Osama Bin Laden is dead. 

And today. Lo and behold. Suddenly the rest of our woes are gone, too! Cheap, limitless, sweet sweet oil flows freely again. The unemployed masses found high-paying jobs with excellent insurance and a golden pension. Bailout-fattened banks forgave millions of ponziesque foreclosures. Our crumbling infrastructure fixed itself, for free! And that whole fourteen trillion dollar debt issue got swept under the rug for another generation or three.

Well. Not really. I made up all that other stuff. But, hey... Justice has been done!

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