Current events

While I no longer read a regular newspaper or watch the nightly news, I still managed to follow current events thanks to online news sources. Since there have been a few interesting ones lately, I thought I’d mention them:

  • Congratulations, New York, for your demonstration of reason in allowing same-sex marriage. It boggles the mind that this is still an issue. But sometimes it feels like we are living in the dark ages. At least this decision by New York brings some light back into the world
  • The Supreme Court ruled that California can indeed sell violent video games to minors. I don’t play video games but I think it was ridiculous that California was banning their sale to minors. And I say this as a parent. It is a parent’s responsibility to teach their children to be good decision-makers and the difference between games and reality. If more parents did that, I don’t think this would be an issue.
  • The Dodgers filed for chapter 11. I’m not a Dodger fan but I am baseball fan and I hate to see things like this happen. And those clowns who were running the team, the McCourts: it seems to me like their greed takes center stage in this turn of events.
  • And in the least surprising news of the year, former Illinois governor¬†Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on corruption charges. Is there anyone out there honestly surprised by this?

Okay, I’ve had my fill. I’d like to see a moratorium on current events for a while. I’m just too busy to keep up. Can the world stop making news, even if it is just for few weeks? I fellow needs some occasional peace and quiet, after all.