Thursday, July 26, 2012

My View

Random ruminations from you resident curmudgeon...

I am on vacation this week, so this week's blog will be a bit shorter and different.

We are hip deep in silly season. No, not free agency in the NHL, but the election cycle that will culminate in the Presidential election in November. Between now and then, we are going to hear a lot of claims and counterclaims, accusations and rebuttals, and a myriad of claims and boasts about the ability to heal our economy. By the time the election gets here, most of us will be grateful that it is over just to get a respite from all the hot air and the BS. As you sort through all the hype and noise, ask yourself this one question: are you better off today than you were four years ago? Actually ask these questions as well: do you believe your future is brighter because of what we have done financially as a country? Do you feel good about your children's future? Think you have the potential for a better standard of living and lower taxes in the coming years? If you answer "no", then all November is about is changing the direction of this country and beginning to restore some sense of responsibility and leadership. And no amount of hype and rhetoric will change what this election is about.

After spending a week at the beach, I have come to the conclusion that our country faces an enormous deficit in... mirrors. Because if we had an adequate supply of mirrors, there is no way that some people would walk out in public looking the way they do.

Have you ever noticed how some people grow on you? Sorta like a fungus.

The beach is great fun, but I really get tired of people trying to roll me back into the water when I am laying out getting some sun.

Spandex should be outlawed for 99.9% of the population.

Jellyfish taste nothing at all like jelly.

Any journey begins with an argument about how to load the car.

Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.

And that, my friends, is my view.

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