This morning's news:
"Premier Very Upbeat About Province's Future
April 14, 2009
Premier Danny Williams is very upbeat about the future. Premier Williams says consumer confidence is high and future job prospects for this province have never looked better. He says the recent announcement of another oil find off our coast is very significant and business optimism here is the highest in the country. Williams says consumer confidence is also very strong as people feel good about themselves and their future. He says the offshore continues to provide huge employment benefits; over 2.2-billion dollars will be spent at Long Harbour; the Lower Churchill project is making good progress, and the future has never looked brighter." http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=35472
Today's Optimeter reading: 4 verys; 2 upbeats; 2 high/highest; 2 never looked better/brighter; 1 huge; 1 strong.
But what's that I see in the last sentence? Good? Things never make just "good progress" in Dangovt. Someone must have removed the "very, very" part of the sentence. It sounds like a Decepticon has infiltrated VODW.
This looks like a job for Optimus Prime, DW's alter ego. Whenever something is less than very, very superlative -- whenever a project is described as making anything less than very, very huge progress -- DW transforms into Optimus Prime, who battles the evil forces of skepticism.
According to published reports, "Optimus has a strong sense of justice and righteousness, and has dedicated himself to the protection of all life, particularly the inhabitants of Earth; he will battle his foes with unyielding resolve to uphold this belief. He always seems to wear a mask over his mouth."
For further information about Optimus Prime, including his personal life, see the Optimus news sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimus_Prime
Orwellian News has also uncovered one of Optimus Prime's early election campaign videos: