I'm Not Holding My Breath

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Turns out my BFF Rush Limbaugh was taken to the hospital due to a suspected heart attack.

I don't wish the man ill, of course - such feelings would say more about me than about him, and that's not the kind of person I want to be.


But I can't help hoping that this end-of-year event might be indicative of what the upcoming decade might hold. The old, fundamentalist whackadoo's are on their way out, replaced by a more moderate viewpoint, capable of compromise and bipartisanship, capable of choosing the best course for all of us, not just for their party, or their cronies, or their special interest contributers.

I hope, I hope, I hope.

But I'm not holding my breath.

15 comments:

vince said...

Like you, I don't wish him ill, but when he dies, I'll shed no tears.

nzforme said...

I admit it. When I first read the headline, my thoughts were, well, something I immediately felt guilty about thinking.

Janiece said...

It happens to the best of us, nzforme. At least you have the moral sense to feel guilty about it, unlike, say, those who pray for the death of their colleagues so they can force a congressional vote to go their way.

Nathan said...

See, I'm hoping he has one of those "near death epiphanies" where he gets out of the hospital and spends weeks thinking how he's been such a horrible git and he needs to join the Peace Corps and dig wells in Africa for two years and then he comes back and champions Gay Marriage bills in 34 states and then he goes to Alaska and lies down in front of the bulldozers (that are about to do something bad), and before heading back to the lower 48, he stops by Sarah's house for dinner and tells her she's just a silly bitch and she should STFU and then he does some other really nice repentant kinda stuff.

Hey! It could happen!

Janiece said...

Nathan, whatever you're imbibing in celebration of the New Year, you need to be sharing with the rest of the UCF. Pronto.

PaulC said...

I don't REALLY believe in karma, but Pascal's wager and all, so I can't say how great I feel about this.

oops.

Nathan said...

Nathan, whatever you're imbibing in...

It wasn't girly or fruity; I'll tell you that.

Janiece said...

Welcome, PaulC.

I like the idea of Karma, even if it's not real.

Not that I need a vengeful entity to help keep me on the straight and narrow - I just like to think the assheads will eventually get what they deserve.

P.S. Pascal's wager is a cop-out. :-)

PaulC said...

Janiece, it is a cop-out, but its also a quick answer. I don't believe in karma per se, but I do believe that you reap that which you sow. :D Not due to any divine intervention, its just the way statistics work. For example I don't keep a gun in my house, I don't get into bar fights, I don't scream at people while I drive, so I suspect that I will not die a violent death. I mean I COULD, but its not likely.
On the other hand, if you live by the sword, you will die by the sword. Again, not by divine intervention, but just by association; hang out with violent people and you are more likely to die a violent death.

Its just so much easier to call "Pascals Wager". But in fact, I don't agree with Pascal's wager myself, but I will accept it from others as an excuse. :D

BTW, Vince, nice avatar. NARF. Xenu I loved that show before Disney bjorked it up.

Janiece said...

PaulC, I do understand what you're saying. I'm just more inclined to say, "Be good for goodness' sake."

Steve Buchheit said...

heart attack? I must have looked at the new wrong, I though he went in for a heart installation.

mom in northern said...

Karma is real...ask any Hindu

Janiece said...

Mom, if we were Hindu, we wouldn't be having the conversation.

PaulC said...

Xenu is real, ask any scientologist.
:D

Nathan said...

Cthulhu is real. Ask any...well anybody! Who could doubt Cthulhu's omnipresent, omnipotent, omnivorous Omniscience?