Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scenic, ain't it?

This is the beach at Santa Barbara, CA.

Naples, is this what you want your beaches to look like?

And so it goes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


We have a new president.

Congratulations President Barack H. Obama!

Thrilling beyond words.

And so it goes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1 week

Just seven days from today, Barack Obama will become President of the United States.


There are a lot of feelings wrapped up in this transition.

So, in no particular order:
--I'm thrilled that we will have an educated and smart and composed individual in the White House. One that won't embarass us abroad and at home.
--I'm almost beside myself with happiness that we've finally broken through and elected a person of color to the white House.
--I'm just as thrilled that we again will have children in the White House. What a blessing.
--I'm thankful we have a Christian in the White House who doesn't have to wear his religion as a badge and keep reminding everyone of his Christianity. Christianity isn't a suit you wear, it is personal; simply, personal faith in God. If you have to keep reminding everyone, it's kind of like the person who says he's gonna tell a 'funny joke.' If you have to tell me it's funny, odd are it's not.
--Worry. Obama is inheriting one heck of a mess, economically, domestically, militarily and internationally. His predecessor left the country in the worst shape of my lifetime. Perhaps the worst shape in the history of this country. People are gonna expect immediate results. Yet it took 8 years for the Bush Administration to fuck it up to this degree.
--Fear. Fear that no one is up to the immediate task of bailing out our country. Obama has acknowledged it is going to take time. It's gonna take effort. But people are going to want immediate results. That likely is not possible. If he can't turn things around in a reasonable amount of time (and I'm praying constantly it can be turned around and people allow a reasonable amount of time) the country may not elect another person of color or a person of intelligence for another generation.
--Relief that the corrupt, criminal and failed Bush administration finally is gome.

Please. Say a prayer for Barack Obama and for our Country. We need it.

And so it goes.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Too bad

It's amazing,

There are folks (read Republicants) who already are declaring the Obama Administration a failure. And only 2 weeks before he actually takes office.

What took you folks so long?

And so it goes.