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Pessimism reigns supreme
January 4, 2010 - Steve Murch
It's the first full week of the new year, and my first full week of work since before Thanksgiving. In fact, I only worked 13 days in December – only one Monday – so I'm having to get back into the swing of it.
My hopes for the new year include a less polarized country (won't happen); the Detroit Lions getting Ndamukong Suh in the NFL draft (won't happen); an early spring (likely won't happen) a flourishing economy (we all know that won't happen); better news for public schools in Michigan (probably won't happen); a governor's race that won't be dirty, ugly and bitter (ha, now there's a wild, wild dream – and it won't happen); no last-minute state budget or 30-day extension (there are nine months before the deadline, but I'm feeling pretty good that it won't happen since it's the last time Gov. Granholm gets to square off with Republicans, and vice versa).
Nothing but pessimism, I guess some would say I'm right back in the saddle and riding high. God, I hope I'm wrong on those, but in a flash of optimism, I think I'll be right on most of them.
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