2010 is the most important year for the world since 2009. Below is a list of how I would like things to be in this very important year:
I'd like to see pilots required to sit in the same kind of seats as passengers. That way, we'd be assured that no pilot would ever fall asleep during the flight.
At least one Republican should vote for a bill sponsored by a Democrat, and at least one Democrat should vote for a bill sponsored by a Republican.
No politician should be allowed to say, "I'm shocked that this issue has become so politicized."
Once a month, the President should remind the American public how fighting in a particular country will make us safer. That way, nobody will turn to the person next to them every once in a while and ask, "I forgot. Why are we over there?"
An ordinance should be passed demanding that shoes should feel the same when you get them home as they do in the store.
Computer manufacturers should make sure that computers work right when you get them out of the box and plug them in.
When computers don't work, they should respond when you yell at them.
When entering a restaurant, people should be required to check their cell phones at the door the way cowboys had to check their guns.
At least one movie should be made by each studio that doesn't involve time travel.
A law should be passed stating that if people behind you talk during a movie, they should be banished to the lobby and forced to sit one in front of the other as they continue their conversation.
I wish that everybody would spend more time worrying about their own families than about those of actors, golfers, or former governors of Alaska.
I assume that next year there will be a mother who gives birth to nine babies. My wish is that this "nonomom" will get zero publicity.
Somebody should pass a law outlawing magazines that smell more like perfume than a perfume counter.
I wish that medical experts would get together before issuing conflicting advice to the public.
If a doctor has a magazine in his waiting room that is more than six months old, you shouldn't have to pay for your visit.
Every computer, cell phone, camera, audio device, etc. should come with a manual that you can actually hold in your hands.
There should be a graphic superimposed over every news show saying, "News" so we can tell that it's supposed to be a news show.
No political commentator should be allowed to spend more time criticizing a commentator on a different network than on discussing the issues.
I hope a law is finally passed to outlaw the contestant interviews in the middle of "Jeopardy."
I wish that restaurant bathrooms would stop having cutesy pictures on their doors to indicate which sex they're for. Let's get rid of the sometimes confusing drawings and just label them all "Men" or "Women."
Let's go for a whole year without "experts" pretending that anybody really knows why the stock market goes up or down.
Let's go for a whole year, okay, a whole week without a big-time athlete being arrested.
I'd like to see Brett Favre finally retire. No, maybe he shouldn't. Oh, okay. He should.
To those clever men and women who have mixed and created breeds such as Labradoodles (a Lab and a poodle mix), Jugs (a Jack Russell and a Pug), Peke-A-Teses (a Maltese and a Pekingese), and others, please slow down. Give it some real thought before you go ahead with more creations. I mean, does anybody really want to see a Great Dane-ahuahua?
Have a good year.