Friday, February 18, 2011

Much ado about Walker

Some people think there's quite a ruckus in Wisconsin.  Was it inspired by the recent uprising in Egypt?  Probably not since 90% of the news here has been about the Packers winning the Super Bowl.  But it's really no biggie.

It's just unions staging protests against an anti-union bill.  And the unions are doing exactly what they are supposed to do -- stage protests.

Reporters are writing sensationalized headlines -- because that sells papers and keeps people watching.  That's exactly what they are supposed to do.

The Governor made a not-so-funny crack that he readied the National Guard because he knew what he was going to do would have some heavy push-back.  He's a republican and he was really being a jerk but that's why we elected him and he's doing exactly what he's supposed to be doing.

Kids are also skipping school to protest with their teachers - hey, they only got like two snow days this season... and only a half day off to welcome the Packers back, can you blame them?  No, they're kids and they're doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing.

Democrats?  (Had to separate them from the republicans by at least a paragraph or there might be bloodshed.)  They're being jerks too by fleeing the great state of Wisconsin and "fighting to the bitter end".  What's the point of fighting to the bitter end if it's just going to end bitterly?  That sounds terrible.  But they're just doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing.

The teachers?  Most are still at their posts teaching.  Some are calling in sick because they really are sick others are calling in sick because this bill makes them sick.   But they are all teaching their students a lesson as usual.  Is it a good lesson?  That's for debaters to debate.  But they are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing.

And me?  Well, I'm blogging The Daily D like I do just about every day... just like I'm supposed to do.

So you see everything is status quo.  Problem is we're all called to lead lives of heroic virtue -- we're all called to holiness.  Is anybody gonna get that call?

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