The end of another week has again arrived, and I again haven't slowed down enough to sit in front of the computer to write an article. However, the prevailing events of the world have sufficiently stimulated my mind so that I'm able to conjure up enough errant thoughts to fill a page.
This war in the desert amazingly resembles the old Popeye cartoons in which Bluto is the dastardly bad guy, Popeye is the eternal do-gooder, and Olive Oil and Sweet Pea are the innocent victims of Bluto's evil deeds. Saddam thrives on the unabashed use of blatant dirty tricks and unscrupulous tactics in hopes that the United States, will never resort to such underhanded methods in retaliation. President Bush gave Saddam numerous chances to clean up his act, but the reprehensible bad guy continued to terrorize innocent Olive Oils and Sweet Peas.
About a week ago, President Bush reached his breaking point and opened his can of spinach. However, there are some folks who don't believe that President Bush should have opened his spinach, folks who don't like his brand of spinach, and the spinach rights activists who totally oppose any use of spinach. I'm considering sending President Bush an entire case of spinach. In fact, I might visit Austin the next time the peace marchers march down Congress Avenue and carry my own sign stating, "Eat more spinach!!"
This war also resembles teachers attempting to survive their profession amid today's bleeding-heart society. In recent years, I have observed an alarming increase in students who are scruples-challenged and impertinent-enhanced. As a result, society is running around wringing its hands and wondering why there has been an alarming increase in school violence.
The spinach which the teachers and administrators formerly utilized to suppress the dastardly acts of the unscrupulous students, has been outlawed by the spinach right activists. The bullies know that the teachers and administrators are no longer allowed to eat their spinach, and as a result, they increasingly terrorize innocent students.
Bluto, Saddam, and the school bullies are all incorrigible bad guys. Fortunately, we've had a Popeye to rectify Bluto and President Bush to stymie Saddam. Unfortunately, the politically correct folks who control our schools are still in the spinach denial era. Hopefully, they'll soon realize that little white pills, and anger management sessions aren't sufficiently effective. Until that day arrives, all teachers should unite, write to your congressperson, and continue to demand the legalization of spinach in the classroom for teachers.
Support our troops and teachers; eat more spinach!!