The world did not end on Friday. I have crawled out from my bunker and find my snailmail and email mailboxes full of overdue notices. Damn! Maybe I should not have ordered all that stuff from Amazon . . . don't suppose they give a waiver for people who bought stuff thinking they would not have to pay for it . . . you know, like all the people who bought what Obama was selling in 2008.
OK, the media is having a laugh at the expense of some dopey fringe pastor from a fringe group who predicted the "end of the world," not really what he said, but close enough. This is good. I think it is way overdue for the mainstream media to start mocking false prophets. In this spirit, I provide a few more they could mock.
This could become an interesting feature for the media: False Prophet of the Month, maybe Simon Cowell could get FOX to do a new show . . . ?
Anyhow, here are some of my nominees in no particular order:
Al Gore: Getting rich from predicting the end of the world: Prophet = Profit.
Henry Paulson/Tim Geithner/Paul Krugman: Joint performance award for their predictions that the only way to solve the problems of a debt-ridden economy was to spend more and get further into debt.
Karl Marx/Joseph Stalin/Mao Tse-dung/Adolf Hitler: Duh . . .
Thomas Malthus: The earth can do a lot better than he thought because people are really smart.
Nancy Pelosi: Predicted the Dems would keep the House . . . and that people would buy her "book."
World Wildlife Fund: Is there a species WWF has not predicted is on the "verge" of extinction? Name one non-renewable resource we have exhausted . . .
Union of Concerned Scientists: Is there a weather phenomenon which UCS has not attributed to global warming? Whatever happened to the nuclear holocaust they predicted if we followed the policies of Ronald Reagan re the USSR? Did I miss that one? I really need to get out more.
Saddam Hussein/Dominique Strauss-Kahn/Osama bin Laden: The Americans can't touch me . . .
Barack Obama: Obamacare will bring down the cost of health care, restore the economy, etc, etc., etc. . .
So many nominees . . . so little time . . .