Saturday, June 20, 2015
Dawn, light rain falling.
The sun has just come up over the mountains. It's overcast and there's a light rain falling, with some wind gusting through the trees.
It's blissfully cool outside. That won't last long but dawn is the perfect time of the day to be out on the porch. I took some dog biscuits out to my "canum." They like a treat in the morning. The biscuits come in big plastic jars, and when the jar is empty I use it store rice and beans. Never throw away anything that has a further use.
I am struggling manfully to hold to my resolution to avoid politics being a focal point of the blog. Watched the news at five this morning and that makes it tough.
Among the stories:
Obama has directed a review of U.S. policy on negotiating with terrorists on hostage releases. Since the early days of the Republic, the U.S. has not done that. The reasons seem obvious to me. "Millions for defense, but not one penny for tribute." I'll go along with that. European countries pay ransom. Whether that's the correct tact I suppose is up to each country. I know if I kidnapped somebody, and scored a big payment, I'd go looking for some more of their citizens. But that's just me.
The crazy man in South Carolina has set off a whole new series of bleats and whines from the left. Among the one's I've heard, is a call for banning Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio. This might run afoul of the constitution but these days that doesn't seem to be a big factor. How Fox News is connected to a lunatic running amok, no one has specifically addressed. Nobody is talking about doing anything to deal with the mentally ill. My state shut down all the state mental institutions in 2008, courtesy of the collapse brought on by the banksters. The bank crooks made big bonuses, normal people lost their retirement funds, and the mentally ill were put out on the street. There are a lot of them, more than people dream. Talk to any friend who works in a hospital and ask about "1013" patients.
So that's all I'll say about politics. Maybe I can't avoid it completely, after all I live in this world at this time. But I won't "wax eloquent" and I'll leave it in the main for people to draw their own conclusions.
What to do today. It's going to be a stay at home day for me. The roads will be overrun. Too hot to work outside, and if the cloud cover breaks all this light rain will turn into vapor . The humidity will be appalling.
We'll see what transpires.