Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back Again, Again

How time flies when you're having fun.

Another five months have flown by since the last post and, depending on how things go, it may be another five months (or more) before I remember to update this blog again.

Why do I keep forgetting? Because no one reads it? Maybe; when no one bothers to give you feedback, you start thinking about the absurdity of writing something that others don't see. However, that's NEVER stopped me before, so why should it now?

Not a lot has changed over the last few months, except that our oldest nephew had a terrible horse-riding accident in North Dakota a few weeks back and suffered a spinal cord injury. How permanent or how encompassing it yet to be determined; he's currently in a rehab facility in Atlanta that specializes in such injuries and he has made some progress, but he's not out of the woods yet. Thank God he had insurance, because the alternative would have made a terrible example of why we need the Affordable Care Act (perjoriously known as "Obamacare").

Mrs. Blue and I returned from a trip out to the Oklahoma City area to visit littlest Blue and her honey. We managed to pick the week the backdoor to Hell was left open by someone, since the daytime temperatures averaged 104 or so, even in the shade. We did manage to enjoy ourselves, eating good food and seeing the sights (well, as much as you can see when everything is fairly flat). We did see the Oklahoma City Memorial, which was well designed and touching, even in the heat.

The political scene, post-Conventions, has returned to the usual carping about minor issues, though I've got to say that it is gotten practically surreal on the GOP side. Apparently, because of a floor fight at the Democratic Convention over the use of "God" in the platform, Romney started saying that Obama and the Dems were going to take "In God We Trust" off the currency, prompting an immediate response from the Dems of "What in the hell are you talking about?". Geez, Teddy Roosevelt started talking about that during his Presidency and my great-great grandfather issued the Christian Church equivalent of a fatwa against him (well, maybe not quite THAT extreme, but you get the idea).

Never underestimate the power of well-funded stupidity.

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