Words Before Sleep

Feet up, leaning back, drinking my last cup of coffee of the day, while listening to C-span radio, which is running in a different window behind the one I am typing in now.

Relaxing by writing before I cut my hair, clean things up a little around here, before I take a shower and go to sleep.

I had a really fun afternoon at a Staten Island Yankees baseball game.  Hung out with wife, parents, brothers, their wives and kids, 2 aunts, Cousin Bill, his wife and 2 kids.  The early part of the game had nothing to do with them though.  I was getting up every 15 minutes to eat food at the all you can eat buffet, which was hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn and the like.  I think I had 3 burgers, 3 dogs, a few bags of popcorn, 2 bags of chips.  Something like that.

I was paying attention to the game for a fair bit, and not the people I was there with, not as much as maybe I should have.  Everyone seemed to have fun though.  Brother John bought me a beer.  My wife now agrees, after tasting it, that Coors light is in fact beer flavored water.  We laughed.

Got into a conversation late in the game about who the best metal guitarist was.  I heard Randy Rhoads, I heard Yngwie J. Malmsteen.  I heard Kerry King.  Personally I don’t know that there is any one player that is the best, you have to be great just to be on a stage and perform on that level regardless, so the question to me is a moot one.  They’re all better than we are, enjoy the music and the time you spend listening to it.

Plus, how can you not look at Dave Mustaine?  Lead singer, lead guitarist, fast, precise player who has to sing on top of ripping up the fretboard?



Listening to Republican presidential candidate Thaddeus McCotter.  Had this been recorded in 2008, he could almost pass himself  off as a left wing liberal closer to Denny Kucinich then George Bush or Mitch McConnell.

The President says there is an agreement to fix the debt ceiling crisis.  That’s nice.  It is an entirely created crisis.  Created by the media, the S&P and the credit rating agencies, the Republicans, the Democrats.  Hope it works out.  If it doesn’t work out right and the credit agencies get stupid, that screws millions of people.

Maybe with this out of the way, maybe business will release the purse strings and begin hiring people.  They don’t hire now because they are getting along fine.  They aren’t growing, but they just want to make money, so they don’t care about growth.  Unfortunately without growth, jobs won’t be created.  Until American businesses get their thumbs out of their asses and start trying to make America better, we will stagnate.

Government is not the issue, the cowardice of  industry is.

But they don’t care about anything that is not profit, even if the alternative, the spending of more money on people would make them more money.  Rich people are stupid like that.  Some money made without having to be strong leaders is better than taking a chance on a stronger future and actually leading, and the bigger profits that would be made because of it.


I probably won’t be writing for a few days.  Gonna be hella busy the next three days.  If I can write I will, as always.


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.


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