August 29, 2013

A few thoughts on an incredibly hot and steamy summer day. It gets to this time of year and everyone around here is just sick of the heat. Arizona winter can’t come soon enough.

Mel Brooks was once quoted as saying, “It’s good to be King”. And Arnold Palmer is The King.

Calling Captain Obvious. And in other news, tonight will be dark with increasing light by morning.

Well the remains of Ivo were much ado about nothing, wonder if we’ll get anything from Juliette?

Want to see what our dust storm this past Monday looked like from the air? Very cool.

I guarantee Rob still remembers Katrina. His blog during that time was pretty riveting to read. And I think he’s got those posts in a chronicle somewhere.

And speaking of Rob, I agree with his assessment that when it comes to Syria perhaps we ought to sit back and let someone else do the heavy lifting for once. One of the AM talk show guys this morning was saying that because chemical weapons were used it’s our responsibility as leader of the free world to do something about it. I completely disagree. Death is death whether it is hundreds by chemicals, thousands by terror, or tens of thousands by civil war and strife. Nothing magical about that. All you can do is when (because it’s when, not if) they come after you, you strike back in a way that will make them regret deeply they ever tried messing with you in the first place. Perhaps that time will come, but it ain’t here yet.

I know Bill Clinton isn’t this stupid, but these days intelligent thought and liberal mind-speak are complete strangers. Dude, if voting was the same as buying an assault weapon you’d have to have a picture ID and wait at least five days for a background check – I know, I’ve checked into it right down at Town of Gilbert PD. Look, I like Bill as much as any conservative possibly could – I really do – but that doesn’t mean I let him off the hook when he says something completely ignorant.

Happy 90th birthday, Mom! Who woulda thunk it? You’re the best. Good luck with them scratchies!

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  1. Sometimes I worry that you are going to blow out an artery when it comes to politics. I think a week at a Zen-like Ashram would be a good thing…slow things down, meditate and chant OM.

    Comment by jana — August 29, 2013 @ 6:24 am


  2. Oh and whatever happened to setting up a SKYPE call???? I am leaving tomorrow for a couple of days to go camping but will be back Sun…what about Monday evening? I will have my new kitten then.

    Comment by jana — August 29, 2013 @ 6:25 am


  3. If you’re not passionate about something there’s nothing really to write about, is there. There’s no artery-busting anger when I write about politics, it’s usually done with a lovely glass of wine and rabbits around me. I write what I believe and believe what I write. Folks may not agree with my opinions but that’s what makes the world go round – let alone the fact that I’m right 96.3% of the time.

    Still want to do SKYPE but this week has been awful at work and I’ve got water issues again in the back yard. Hoping next week will be better. I’ll drop you a line.

    Labor Day weekend oughta be a nice one there in KY, what are you doing to prepare for the change of seasons?

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 29, 2013 @ 5:18 pm


  4. …besides getting ready for the new kitty-cat. 🙂

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 29, 2013 @ 5:19 pm


  5. Katrina will be with me forever, GWS. It doesn’t consume me like it once did but that’s a good thing. We’re still not fully recovered but there is finally some momentum in that regard. Rita, Wilma, Isaac, Gustav, and Sandy would have been much worse than they were had Katrina not happened first. No politician, no public official, no emergency personnel want a Katrina on their resumè.

    Comment by Rob — September 1, 2013 @ 12:49 pm


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