Here it is the Christmas season, snow (well, a layer of ice) is on the ground and everything is right with the world.
But that’s not why we are happy.
No, we are happy because we received word this week via the techno mail line (email) that Sebastian Dominiak has blocked our account.
Although we aren’t quite sure who Sebastian is, we’re glad our account is blocked. Maybe that means he won’t be stuffing our junk box with whatever it is he is selling. (Of course, in the World Wide Web you can’t really be sure if Sebastian is a man or woman . . . or one of those in between human that you are not suppose to reference.)
But whatever, is he (she, it) keeps their promise, they won’t be writing any more.
And that’s the best news we could get at this time of year.
During the election, most of the press condemned any conservative who referred to the now President-elect by his middle name, Hussein. They screamed and hollered that to use his middle name was inflammatory and being used in a hateful way.
The other day Mr. Obama announced that on his day of swearing in as the 44th President, he would use the name, Barack Hussein Obama.
Oops! Guess the conservatives had it right after all!
And before you take the time to call or write about the mere mention of the next president, we want to assure you of something: we support the next President and will give him the chance to prove himself as the leader he promised to be prior to the election.
Actually, we hope he can. We are all suffering under the present economy, whether Democrat, Republican, liberal or conservative. We all need help and really and truly hope he can lead the country out of this mess.
This is going to be one of those short and sweet columns because we are about three days behind schedule as of right now. We figure before the paper is finally printed that will move up to about five days.
Which, when you consider the overall picture, might not be so bad. Figure it this way: If we get seven days behind schedule - which is certainly a possibility the way things are going around here – we will soon be able to just forget a week.
That will make 2008 the shortest year in history since things like that have been recorded.
Wow! Going down in history, that’ really something!
Vyron Mitchell is editor and general manager of The Cadiz Record. He is celebrating Christmas because Sebastian has closed his account and in another few days he will have shortened 2008. He can be reached (if you don’t close his account) at firstname.lastname@example.org.