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Blog: What to really ask for this Christmas

7:07 PM, Dec 23, 2012   |    comments
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It's almost too late to ask Santa for some of these things for Christmas but maybe Karma will intervene.

My own wants and needs are reasonable and I can be patient when it comes to getting my heart's desire. So, in the grander scheme of things...

Some peace for those in Newtown, Connecticut, who face a Christmas without so many of their loved ones.

A special reward in the "after-life" for the 3 people who caused their house to explode in an Indianapolis neighborhood for the insurance money, killing two neighbors in the process. The trio even boarded their cat to save it from dying.

For better or for worse, some solace for Republicans whose candidate lost to President Obama because, as his son Tagg Romney just  told The Boston Globe, his father "had no desire to run" anyway.

A permanent trip home soon for all those troops serving in Afghanistan, after it is learned that a Navy SEAL team commander from western Pennsylvania commited suicide there Saturday. The team was teaching local Afghan police how to fight the Taliban.

A sense of what's important for those who think that whether or not Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still dating is important "breaking news." Ditto for the news that Jets back-up QB Tim Tebow broke up with his model girlfriend after dating two weeks. (I mean, two WHOLE weeks?)

That all the Kardashians are sent to take over from the selected cast of "Survivor: Caramoan" that's set to debut Feb. 13 and that, once they arrive, the show is cancelled and producer Mark Burnett tells host Jeff Probst to "just leave them there. They'll be fine."

That Kanye West marries Kim Kardashian sooner rather than later because Kanye and Kimye deserve each other and it would save two other people from marrying them.

That the Jacksonville Jaguars pay the New York Jets whatever they want for the colossally (is that a word?) overhyped aforementioned Tebow so he can play in his hometown and fill the gazillion empty seats in that stadium. That way all this "Tebowing" will be confined to a city that actually cares what happens to Timmy.

That the National Rifle Association get another spokesman who can present their case in a less-defiant tone. On Sunday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said the NRA will not budge on its opposition to any new gun laws after saying Friday that the answer to all the killings is having armed guards in all schools. Let's just talk about this a bit, shall we?

And finally, that the Iowa Supreme Court justices -- all seven of whom are men -- reconsider their Friday decision that Iowa dentist James Knight was within his legal right to fire dental assistant Melissa Nelson because she was allegedly a threat to Knight's marriage because her way of dressing and her behavior was inappropriate. This ruling came down even though Knight admitted, according to the justices, that "he once told Nelson that if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing." Really?

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