17 July 2008

Living In The Woods

A few of us got together for conversation, wine, evening fire and a crayfish boil last evening...the lakes and gardens provide some great food...

16 July 2008

A little sidestep...one, two, three...

I've noticed a couple of things in the past few days which are an attempt, I believe, by this administration (and the RNC) to change things a bit to get McCain elected...enacting policies that Obama has been speaking about...the administration and McCain are talking about bringing troops home from Iraq, sending more troops to Afghanistan, opening diplomatic exchanges with Iran... Oil is down 10 dollars a barrel since yesterday...if they stop their sabre rattling and continue with the policies Obama has outlined...they may mask our problems enough, at least until the election...to get McCain elected...especially in an environment where many citizens in the USA wouldn't vote for a black man (nor would they vote for a woman) if their lives depended on it...which may just be the case.

08 July 2008

We Won't Be Duped Again...

Let's face it. McCain, once again, is dragging out the time worn Republican mantra of balanced budget/limited government/personal choices...Reagan and the two bushes walked that dog already, and look whose park it crapped in. 10 trillions of dollars of debt, a much larger government presence, extra-constitutional perving into your private records...it's hogwash. Clinton balanced the budget and made government smaller, floated all boats by booming the economy...so...he's the best Republican President fielded in the past century. If we want privatisation of social security...letting wall street manage main street...anyone who depends on social security right now would be screwed...if we allow big pharma/insurance companies to dictate our health insurance policies, we'll get the same crap we got when Cheney created his 'energy policy' behind closed doors with his cronies in the oil industry. Oil at record highs, gasoline breaking some folks' personal banks. These people are 'daddy warbucks' of the modern era...it's time to bust them up.

The River

upstream from white sand beaches are hamlets, paddies and canyons bombshells unexploded, cratered land, cratered faces  mangled extremities...