Wednesday, January 31, 2007

is this a great country, or what?

I've cropped the letter to avoid the creepy stalker thing, but my niece's school sent this home. If you see the headlines coming out of Miami, there's a great deal of elation over Castro's ill health. My earlier post focuses on the tasteless joy at his impending demise, but at least the Archdiocese of Miami is using charitable language.

Of course, we all know how to handle the nuances of euphemism. "In the case of a change of government in Cuba...."

I'm guessing what they really mean is "when that arrogant son-of-a-bitch assassin dies...."

The concern here is that pandemonium will erupt in the city. Several things can happen. Crazy people will take to the streets in celebration, creating a scenario much like a riot. In fact, I'm sure the plan is to prepare for rioting. I suppose raucous behavior is still a riot--and there will be people out to pillage and plunder. What a shame; what a crying shame.

The second eventuality is a state of chaos in Cuba--U.S. authorities are preparing for a mass exodus from the island--to the tune of a million people. Insane!

I'd drive down to check out the scene, but the truth is, it has the potential to be really crazy.

Nevertheless, I am totally expecting somebody to hook me up with the T-shirt, m'kay?

1 comment:

nat said...

Got you covered on the t-shirt, but you know you won't be able to stay away...you might as well take I-95 all the way down to US1, take the scenic route through Little Havana, and then head directly over to the Orange Bowl; don't waste time coming out west - we'll just meet you there. Oh, and don't forget your pots and pans and metal spoons!