A man went out to hunt today,
but things did not go as planned.
His dog got stuck in a rabbit hole,
and his ferret bit his hand.
I don't remember who wrote that poem. I saw it on an English bloggers web page and liked it so much I wrote it down in a bound book I keep to record things in I don't want to forget.
Rain today, and chilly. Heard some farmers at the feed store talking and they were really ill about this weather. Between the rain, then the high humidity (even for here), now more rain and cold, they are not going to have much in the way of crops this year. You wouldn't think the mountains would be a place where food is grown, but a lot of truck vegetables go down to the city from here in a normal year.
Went to lunch and heard an older couple who were having a discussion about health care with their grown up soon and his wife. The old lady was saying that Obama wants all the old people to die off so the government won't have to pay them social security or pay their health care bills. The son was laughing at her and saying she was senile. I don't know if she was senile or not but she was sure angry.
Lots of people are feeling considerable stress at the moment. The television newscasters are saying all is well, but you couldn't tell it from the ordinary people. However, since the ordinary people count for little, and the top of the heap are doing quite nicely, maybe that's what the Talking Heads are going on about. My wife told me one of her coworkers has three teenaged sons, aged 19, 18 and 17, and not a one of them can find a job though they are really trying. This does not sound like recovery to me.
I think I am going to keep squirreling away the food, clothing , medical supplies, tools, weapons, ammunition, and all the other things I've been storing for three decades. Seems to me the time when we might need those things is drawing near. Maybe the beginning of it is already here and we just don't see it. Like the old saw about the pot of boiling water and the frog. It could be all of us frogs are slowing boiling and just don't know it yet.