Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Looking for Work

I was looking for work yesterday, and I will continue looking for work today. Otherwise, there's not much going on around here.... The weather in Santa Barbara -- a high of 70 today -- is normal for November, and a chance of rain tomorrow, which is just in the nick of time -- they had a small fire in the foothills above Montecito yesterday. I could see a towering column of smoke from the freeway -- but the smoke was going straight up and that meant no wind, giving the fire-fighters a break --- they put it out quickly.

A Song for America. A song of America young, brown and female, where the women are strong and the men are kind, where English is one of many languages ..... where Eurocentric pride and patriarchal prejudice have been vanquished, and high fructose corn syrup has been banned ....

I am being ironic -- I can just make this stuff up -- left wing pap. Be careful what you believe. And don't expect too much from our leaders. I cast my vote for Barack Obama last week, so I'll have to own him now.

The Jersey Shore. It will be interesting to watch the recovery on the Jersey Shore -- this is a strong Democratic area -- but I don't think FEMA will pull through for them. Let's see how long it takes them to learn that they will have to do it themselves.

My bet is that they will soon take matters into their own hands.

A Farewell for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney reminds me of some successful businessmen that I know -- they are good-hearted men but with poor social skills. Romney would never have been elected Governor of Massachusetts unless he was a moderate conservative. But he pandered too much to the Tea Party in order to get the nomination and then swerved back to the center in order to win the election -- too transparently phony.

Organic Airheads Defeated in California. Prop. 37 would have required labeling of GMO foods. Hey, don't get me wrong. I work in this field --- literally in the field on more than one organic farm, and we grow some mighty nutritious vegetables. I support this growing industry -- but, to be honest, we have some really flaky people on board, and they put their muscle behind Prop 37. It was just not a good idea. Hate to say it, but it was too complicated and expensive...... Back to the drawing board.

Democrats acquire super majority in California. Dianne Feinstein declared Senator for Life........It's wonderful to be living in a one-party state.

Let's finish with this good idea.

National Service Draft. Alan Archibald send this in from North Carolina. He writes:

I am increasingly committed to promoting two years' obligatory national service -- for everyone, no exceptions.
As I see it, young women and young men would be able to choose between service in "The War Corps" or a greatly-expanded "Peace Corps."

Have a great day, hope we get rain California, and a mild winter back East.

God bless America.

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