Thursday, December 30, 2010

My View

Random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...

The last "My View" posting of 2010 finds our nation in the midst of change. A new Congress will convene in January with the electorate having resoundingly rejected in the mid-term vote the slide toward socialism that the current administration has undertaken over the last 24 months. Our elected leaders will face some difficult decisions that will be fiscally painful but necessary. It is going to be interesting to see if the new Congress has the gumption to rein in spending, or if it was just election year rhetoric.

You know how some restaurants have a smoking section? Isn't that sorta like having a peeing section in a pool?

Many thanks to those of you who have graciously read the blog this past year and who have commented and offered support. Your kindness is sincerely appreciated. I am privileged to be part of a blogging community in Middle Tennessee that is one of the best in the country. The level of talent that my fellow bloggers have is in a word, incredible. Look at the the blogs that are listed to the right and take a read if you haven't already. You will be pleasantly surprised. Just promise to come back to the View occasionally for a visit.

I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up and I spilled my drink and my Milk Duds.

Also, say good-bye to the smiling dog that has greeted you in the Friday column. He has served us well, but is retiring. His replacement has already been selected, and I think you will like him.

Now that I have gotten older, I have finally gotten my head together. Unfortunately, my body is falling apart.

As we close out the year, I do want to leave you with this factoid: the recently adjourned 111th Congress added more new debt, a total of $3.22 TRILLION dollars, than did the first 100 Congresses combined. Every man, woman, and child in the United States now owes $44,886 toward the debt. As we attempt to get our fiscal house in order, many will say we cannot cut programs and we have to raise taxes. These numbers alone indicate the problem in Washington is not a revenue problem, but a spending problem. To the first point I made in this post, it will be interesting to see if this incoming Congress is serious about cutting spending and doing the proper but painful things to get our nation's financial house in order.

If a mute child swears using sign language, does his Mom wash his hands with soap?

Some people say "Make love, not war". I say "Why choose? Get married and do both."

I have heard they are making a sequel to the movie "Brokeback Mountain". Some of the proposed titles are:

Prances With Wolves
Lonesome Doug
Very Raw Hide
Home on the Ranger

and my favorite...

High Nooner

And that, my friends, is my view for 2010.

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