What a news day! First we have the Alaska State Legislature deeply embroiled in a fight to keep wayward Alaskans away from their family pets and public animals in any unnatural way and then we have the French government hoping to fight AIDS by sending a 120 foot tall flying condom on a world tour. You know, I could not make this stuff up if I tried.
The story is entitled French Fight AIDS With 120-Foot Flying Condom . AIDS is a serious health issue and I am not one to treat it lightly but I have to tell you, in typical Gallic fashion the French have outdone us all in bringing this health problem to international attention.
So, someday soon you may possibly step out of your office building or condo or wherever you spend your time and look up to see a French-made giant rubber flying overhead reminding you to be cautious in your personal life for the sake of your health.
Tonight is the President’s State of the Union address. What do you want to bet that he mentions neither the latest anti-bestiality initiative in the Alaska State Legislature nor the flying French condom?
You know, sometimes politics is just so boring and deals with things like unemployment and defecits and growing citizen rage over social issues that the government ignores and empty explanations for needless and incredibly expensive wars overseas.
Just once I would like to see a President address the growing national bestiality problem or the flying condom outbreak that our nation is presently suffering. A truly populist President would do that but there is no hope for that tonight. But then again, there is always next year.
CWO3 Tom Barnes, USCG (Ret.)