I was gone for 3 days, out at my In-Laws for a few days to celebrate my Father In-Laws 70th Birthday 41st consecutive 29th birthday with my wife. I had a lot of fun, ate a lot of food, ran a few miles, slept in for the first time since … good lord & butter I don’t know how long it’s been since I slept as long as I did. I enjoyed good company, my father in law had a good time, and all is well.
News of the day:
I was gone for 3 days, and the world went to hell in a hand-basket. 500,000,000 Eggs contaminated, or potentially contaminated at the very least, with Salmonella. FDA couldn’t do a damn thing about it. Health and safety standards at the places involved were suspect. Anyone whose seen a chicken farm and is still surprised by this needs glasses. And maybe a vaccination…
Protesters jawed back and forth at each other in a protest over the Burlington Coat Factory mosque. Both sides called each other Un-American, like the bunch of sons and daughters of immigrants that they are. Moral of the story: The Burlington Coat Factory is pure evil for selling the spot for profit. Without that, we have no controversy. Stupid bastards. 😉
Iran now has a drone of its own. Apparently jealous of the Americans and their multi Million dollar model airplanes of doom, the Iranians have built their own. Joy, guess they’re gonna wanna test the damn thing out in Tel Aviv and spark WWIII or some silliness. It’s even got a nickname, as it was called “The Ambassador of Death” by Mr. Ahmadinejad at it’s inauguration ceremony. Can’t wait to see the second generation one, “The Concierge of Doom.”
Wait, a model airplane with a bomb on it had an Inauguration? Hmm…..
Viddy of the day: An AP report on the Iranian Drone:
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. “Patriotism” is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by “patriotism” I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare — never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
Erich Fromm, The Sane Society
U.S. Bond markets are looking good, and in this story I read a scant few minutes ago successfully debunks the concept that the recession has been artificially extended, (ala Newt Gingrich) that the stimulus isn’t working, (ala John Boehner and a host of others) and that Ben Bernanke’s tenure as Fed Chair has been a failure (ala Jim Bunning) are all put to pasture.
There is growth in the system, and yet people see doom and gloom because they are being fed doom and gloom every day. Give them the same Information, but plant positives in there (Mining, Transportation, Warehouse, Health Care, and Manufacturing employment all up) where the doom and gloom is being planted now (Unemployment up by 131,000 on the loss of 143,000 census workers) , and things get better for everyone quicker, and without a change of reported facts or realities on the ground.
Someone wants that doom and gloom sold so they can win an election. They don’t think we can read, or care to or are too busy to. They are wrong. When motivated by self interest, we will learn what needs to be known. Hopefully those who want to learn decide to look for facts themselves and not just be spoon fed their facts by whomever they like to watch read the news to them.
And HEY! The President is on Vacation! Some Republicans are outraged by this, because… umm… becau… wait, why ARE they outraged? Wasn’t Dubya on vacation for much of his two terms? Obama has vacationed much less than he did. Or Reagan for that matter. Gotta be wary around these republicans, they’ll lie to ya every chance they get. They are PISSED, but conveniently forget their last guy was a vacation whore, who spent way too much time on the farm, and not enough actually doing his job, 977 vacation days for Georgie Porgie…
…Which in hindsight is actually not a bad thing, had he spent less time on Vacation, he’d have spent more time fucking America up.
It’s good to be back, but I must away, the morrow brings new opportunities for work which I must exploit. G’night America, I’ll write to you tomorrow