Friday, July 24, 2009

When Will They Get The Picture?

Well, Californians are up in arms again. Once again, the Legislature and the Governor let them down, and passed a budget that cuts and cuts from the needy and does nothing to address the underlying problems.

In the United States Congress, legislators are arguing about health care, and every time someone suggests a fix, it gets shot down by people who are in the pockets of the insurance industry.

Wars and threats of wars are everywhere. The swine flu is predicted to hit a huge section of the population this autumn. It all seems to be spiraling downward. I mean really...even the SciFi channel changed its name to SyFy! (That has to be in the book of Revelation somewhere!)

And yet, when someone suggests to them that human governments have failed, they get offended and even angry. Why? I'm sure that the last time they read the newspaper (if they read newspapers any more) or their news website or Fox News or whatever, they probably were ranting about the elected officials who don't know what they're doing, or about some other country that is threatening their country, or so on.

How about a little honesty? How about admitting, just once, that human beings have proven incapable of ruling themselves? Wouldn't that kind of candor be refreshing?

Yeah...it would be. But that's okay. Over six million people know it, along with millions of others who are studying the Bible with them. There is hope.

Although the person who named the SciFi channel SyFy should be dragged through the brambles by his shoelaces. I'm just saying...

9 comments:

Chris G said...

I bet you what happened is some SciFi exec was in his living room one evening and his teenaged son was channel surfing and asked his dad, in all seriousness, "Hey dad, what's this Skiffy channel?" Whereupon the dad decided that the name needed to be spelled phonetically, further contributing to the dumbing-down of the children of America.

Adam said...

(I can say the following, because my dad was Jewish...)

Maybe the new CEO was Jewish, and said, "I owe my cousin money. Instead of money, I'll name the network after him." Picks up the phone --- "Sy...it's your cousin Mortie! Have I got a surprise for you!"

Chris G said...

Probably more realistic than my secnario... I mean seriously, a teenager watching TV with his dad? A TV exec actually spending time with his kid instead of at work? Inconceivable!

Adam said...

Unless the kid's name was Sy, and the dad said, "Watch some tv with me and I'll name a network after you."

Tami G said...

Urrgghh...I can hardly wait to go to work Monday and find out exactly what the budget cuts mean to me personally...=( I know it isn't going to be pretty..either another 5% paycut or a 4th furlough day.

russett97 said...

I was wondering why the name had changed. Now I know! Thanks for explaining that guys.

Tami G said...

There are some who make it happen, some who see what happen and others who ask "What happened?"

Asia said...

Seriously...SyFy? A sign of the apocalypse if I ever did see one. To quote Wil Wheaton, they did it "...because they hate science fiction."

Adam said...

They did it because they can't spell.