Monday, November 22, 2010

Half full or half empty

Half-full: After snowing all day today, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Half-empty: It's not even Thanksgiving yet.

Half-full: I have my Christmas lights up already.
Half-empty: They don't go on until after Thanksgiving.

Half-full: We have family and friends visiting for Thanksgiving.
Half-empty: They have to drive over the Cascades, which are full of snow.

Half-full: Bend is considered one of the safest cities in America.
Half-empty: This news comes after a spate of killings.

Half-full: The BCS pits the two best college football teams in America.
Half-empty: There are still four undefeated teams left.

Half-full: Sarah Palin may run for president, meaning she'll win the GOP nomination.
Half-empty: Sarah Palin may run for president, meaning she'll lose to Obama.

Half-full: The TSA starts news screening and pat-down procedures.
Half-empty: A tiny percentage of Americans complain.

Half-full: TV hypes minor story of TSA procedures.
Half-empty: TV neglects major story of insider trading.

Half-full: Wall Street bonuses reach another high.
Half-empty: Defaults and foreclosures on Main Street haven't hit bottom yet.

Half-full: Teabaggers blame government for all of our problems.
Half-empty: Teabaggers glad to be exploited by corporations.

Half-full: Unemployment stays at 10 percent.
Half-empty: Naturally, prices for everything escalate.

Half-full: Because of higher prices for everything, we'll buy less this holiday season.
Half-empty: Yeah right.

Half-full: Corporate profits escalate.
Half-empty: Unemployment stays at 10 percent.

Half-full: Stock market rebounds.
Half-empty: Retirement accounts do not.

Half-full: Where does all this money go.
Half-empty: To the powers that be.

Half-full: Meteorologists know more than they used to.
Half-empty: You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

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