Thursday, June 18, 2009

Have We Missed Anybody?


Here we go, again, with the apologies. This time it comes from the U.S. Senate, whose members have nothing better to do. They are apologizing, this time, for slavery, segregation and the Jim Crow laws.

Maybe next week, we'll apologize to the American Indians for the Trail of Tears and Wounded Knee.

Then, probably we need to beg forgiveness for rounding up Japanese-Americans during WWII and putting them in interment (relocation) camps.

And, will the North apologize to the South for the carpetbaggers and the South to the North for Andersonville?

Don't we need to apologize to all the legal immigrants from Mexico, and elsewhere, for lumping them in with the illegals?

Shouldn't we sincerely apologize to everyone we allowed Senator Joe McCarthy to ruin by accusing them of being Commies, with no proof?

How about the Mafia? We've said some pretty rough things to and about Italian-Americans in our day, particularly that nice Michael Corleone.

Furthermore, we can't forget the "Lace Curtain Irish", when they came over here and became our housemaids, chauffeurs, and politicians. Why, if it hadn't been for Joseph Kennedy, prohibition would have been a lot worse, you betcha.

We've certainly insulted our neighbors to the North, snickering about the Canadians' quirky senses of humor, eh?

We can even go international, and extend a sincere apology to the French for all those cracks about "Freedom Fries". Or, maybe not.

Stay tuned.

13 comments:

Ima Wizer said...

I think George W. Bush (and Cheney) should apologize for what he/they did to this country!

Margie's Musings said...

That sounds like a fine idea. While they're at it they could apologize for ridding the country of all that regulation put into place at the time of the Great depression that caused this awful recession and allowed banks and other companies to grow into mega companies to big to allow to fail.

Deanna said...

Surely someone needs to apologize for all the blonde jokes out there.

Nancy said...

Betty,

I am furious and upset about this entire post and demand an apology IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

Betty said...

Ima Wizer: I agree.

Margie: Once again, I agree.

Deanna: You mean all those blonde anecdotes are JOKES?

Nancy: I'll think about it.

Darlene said...

Oh I love this post, Betty. You have such a delicious sense of humor.

You forgot the handicapped. I demand an immediate apology. ;-)

bikehikebabe said...

We get upset because we expect people to do what WE want. We want an apology from, say the neighbor because blah, blah... The neighbor probably doesn't know anything is wrong & you're upset. DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY. Then everyone will be happy.

Ima Wizer said...

Someone is demanding an apology??? Seriously? Oh, what a great laugh I'm having over that! Betty, just say "NO"! :-D

Betty said...

bikehikebabe: I learned a long time ago that it's best not to expect too much from anyone. It can be too disappointing.

Ima Wizer: I'm happy to apologize to anyone for anything, whether I need to or not. ;-)

Jewels Diva said...

There's only one thing politicians EVER need to apologise for ....

BEING ABSOLUTE BLOODY KNOBS!

Betty said...

JewelsDiva: Welcome. You are so right. By the way, about that "husband" on your blog.....you're right about him, too! Come back sometime!

Margaret said...

"Write On", my bloggin' friend! You have expressed yourself with great dignity...(smile)...I love your sense of humor about complainin' and apologizin'! Oops, we must not forget to apologize to "fluffy people" like me, who cannot fit into the Model Magazines...LOL...
Great post, Betty!

Jewels Diva said...

Betty, my ''husband'' is the one that got me here. lol.