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The World  didn’t end!

There’s good news this week. In fact, it’s hard to know just where to start but since the economy has been such a bummer, I’m drawn to the good news on the economic front first. It seems that tourism in Miami is booming.  Hold on, I’ll explain. You may be thinking that tourism in Miami doesn’t mean much for Detroit but think about it. Tourists don’t live in the places they visit so if people are finding the money to travel to Miami and boost the economy, it must mean that the economy where they live is turning around too. Where else would they get the money?  So things must be looking up in Detroit.

What Recession? Miami-Dade Tourism Soars

But there is more good news. We have all been enjoying the peace and security courtesy of the current Presidency. All that old divisive rhetoric and partisan squabbling from the old regime has been replaced by care and sensitivity. Sure, we still have problems. We are strapped for energy and the prices are through the roof but help is on the way. When we finally work our way out our dependency on energy we will put the old money grubbing attitude on hold and free our inner ying- or is it yang. Why am I so optimistic about the new world our President is leading us to? Easy it’s already started.


The First Lady is part of the solution too. By helping us see the danger in the food all around us, gradually we are learning that we have to say no to tasty food. The evidence of how her message is resonating is everywhere. Everybody is helping and using whatever tools they have at hand.

Woman Threatens Dairy Queen Employees with a Grenade

Louisville woman pulls sword at Pizza Hut

It;s even catching on next door in Canada.

Canadian hospital group bans doughnuts

So today, the economy is on the mend. We are getting our heads straight about energy and food. That’s all well and good but there is more to life than basic needs. Man does not live by bread alone, they say. What about pleasure. Well never fear, our boy Justin is looking out for that.

Justin Bieber to launch perfume line

So that’s the good news for this week. I’m feeling better about things, particularly since I just noticed that the world didn’t end yesterday. It’s all good.


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  5 Responses to “Coot’s News Service- Thank God the World Didn’t End”

  1. Boy am I glad also that the world didn’t end yesterday; would have ruined my plans for today. These end of the world guys have been around forever. And they all have one trait in common. They’re all wrong… far 🙂

  2. Hansi,
    The trouble with these guys is that you know that eventually one of them will be right.

  3. Banning Tim Hortons is positively un-Canadian. Unbelievable. I wouldn’t go to any hospital that banned donuts. What are thinking? Stupid. I’m off to get a donut.

    • In defense of the Canadians, I think they were still allowing Tim Hortons, just not the donuts. As an American, I have no understanding about Tim Hortons but I do know donuts. Now I have just one more reason to avoid hospitals.

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