Friday, August 19, 2011

where's Al Gore when i need him?

sometimes my ideas for this blog just come to me in the midst of my daily activities. call it divine inspiration. sometimes i simply have a question i'm asked to i answer. other times, all i have to do is read the news. where i'm enlightened by an article titled "aliens may destroy humanity to preserve civilizations". i'm not joking. i could not make this up people. this is what they said:

" reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim. Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain."

wow. all this time i've been worrying about rising fuel costs and the debt ceiling and whether hormones in meat are causing my kids to mature too early. i hadn't even thought about global warming making us a target for alien life! geez! it's like i'm living in my own alter reality. thinking i'm safe from alien invasion even though i don't own a prius. well i've learned the error of my ways. i'll never again be so blinded by ignorance. i've learned several important lessons from this article!

1. it's a slow news day when alien invasion is a real concern.

2. if aliens do invade, i'm picturing theMr in a sexy air force uniform kissing me goodbye before saving the earth...

3. the government has too much money on their hands if this is the kind of research they're funding. how about we throw some of that money towards the debt, huh?

4. on a conspiracy note: was this research funded by prius????

in all seriousness, this is what our government is spending our tax dollars on? while millions are jobless and without medical care and losing their homes? they actually formulated a plan depending on what kind of aliens invade. how about a plan for the unemployment rate? how about a plan to help regular people keep their homes? how about a way to keep our excellent health care without going bankrupt? as opposed to making a plan of attack for something we don't even know exists, let's work on the plan for all of the catastrophes that already are. better yet, take all the money spent on such research and donate it to one of the many groups seeking to aid those starving in East Africa right now. instead of worrying about aliens, let's worry about the thousands of children who will die of starvation today. and politicians wonder why we're no longer listening.

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