With the country still reeling from the apocalyptic impact of devastating sequester budget cuts and the tragic loss of Hugo Chavez, one of the president's closest allies and role models, we were ill-prepared for the threat from North Korea that they soon plan to launch a preemptive nuclear attack on the United States which will turn Washington DC into "a sea of fire."
Fortunately, Barack Obama has a plan to assure the continuity of our government in case the worst happens; he's heroically getting the hell out of Dodge and planning a vacation in Martha's Vineyard.
Yes, even though the president claims that there is no longer enough money for the government to staff the TSA, keep Navy vessels at sea, inspect meat for school lunches, forecast death-dealing weather events, pay to sweep the BS off the floors of Congress, or keep dangerous foreign felons in jail, Secret Service staffers are already booking accommodations and tee times for Mr. Obama's wildly expensive annual trip to Martha's Vineyard. Or we should say semi-annual, since last summer the president couldn't leave the campaign trail because it was so important to visit colleges and warn the students that capitalism causes global warming, and Mitt Romney causes cancer.
Meanwhile, North Korea's threats are being met for the umpteenth time with a powerfully worded warning from the UN which lacks nothing in impact just because it's sent on a pre-printed Hallmark card with a fill-in-the-blank line where "North Korea" has been hastily scribbled.
Although come to think of it, if UN sanctions are effective enough to protect all of us from nuclear war, maybe Mr. Obama could save some more sequester money by dismissing the Secret Service and just using UN sanctions to protect himself.
At the very least, it would free up more Secret Service agents for the apparently critical task of presidential vacation planning.