The change is beginning to accelerate. Weather is calling for high 20s, low 30s tonight, possible freeze. Woolly worms out on the paths today, along with blond hairy worms (say what?). The neighborhood deer are beginning to go from red to gray and are out all day eating like pigs. The Farmers’ Almanac, as I read it, seems to be calling for a colder, snowier winter this year. Snowier than what? Last three have registered in our top ten of all-time winter snowfalls. Yesterday the city was mowing the grass along the paths and I wonder why. I’ve seen two or three city park rangers recently. Only once have I seen one around here not in a truck, and he was on a bike. Why they drive their little trucks down the paved paths and never get out is beyond me. I’m guessing that we have more park rangers in this town, than DNR law enforcement personnel in all of southwest Michigan. I went to the city website for a number, but the parks department has been taken off it.
You know. The usual stuff. The President making a pitch for the Olympics for his hometown, where 37 students were gunned down last year and 3 or 4 more kids so far this year. Things like the Olympic games may sound fine and make the corporate fatcats feel good, but they don’t do much for the poor and the down and out. I thought the China games were spectacularly presented and also wondered exactly what the Chinese were trying to prove, that they can spend needless money, just like the west? I’m beginning to wonder if the President is done making pretty speeches in order to start making tough decisions and leading this country. The military put a new policy into effect, at his direction, last spring. Now the military says it needs more troops to do what the Prez wants.
Maybe he should turn the war totally over to corporate mercenaries and let them try to squeeze max profit from the crap storm over there.
Right now the rudder of this ship feels a lot mushy. And I continue to get regular emails from Obama’s people, like I am a staunch supporter.. I repeat, they never answered my original email. Their computer people are locked not into communications, but output-think, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck — counting outgoing messages. The president’s popularity rating is going down, and of course the Republicans, those great patriots, are making sure that they pull out the very worst of every demographic they can find to embarrass the president. Ah, America, land of the free ride for those who already have a gold-lined one.
it will be nice to get out int he trucks with DNR officers and help with important work, rather than spin and rhetoric. (Wasn’t that a Disney Mouseketeer series, in the 50s : Spin and Rhetoric?)