Monday, May 31, 2010

Home Again

Home now, long drive today, lost in Christianburg looking for a CiCi's pizza. We still need to try a double-down, not enough room in the bellies after the real breakfast and the pizza for late lunch.
No post last night, the whole day was not about me, and I left it that way. It was about My wife and her mother-in-law and her mother, and the rest of that side of the family (who are wonderful, by the way).
Kingston Tennessee is a nice little burg, compete with its own lake! The views are incredible, the pace is slow, and the people are very nice. A place one could move to, if one could find work!

Tomorrow the politics comes back, I promise...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Great Day

I will return to the politics soon, I promise, I just want this weekend to be abut family (and to return to posting slowly). Great day in the mountains, we did some driving in the morning, then to Ober Gatlinburg to ride the alpine slides, wow, what fun! Then it was back down the mountain to grab some Colonel Sanders for lunch which we enjoyed by a stream up in the Smokies, a Mayfield thing from the past. After pictures we hopped in the car and drove up, up, up till we could see forever. This is such a beautiful place, sure, too many people, but beautiful just the same. Back to the motel after many pictures for a cat nap and a couple games of scrabble and we were off again to walk the streets looking for dinner. Calhouns, a good spot, and then back to the streets to buy candy, it seems that one can not leave Gatlinburg without buying taffy and fudge, no problems with me!

Tomorrow we head to Kingston for visiting and the reason for being here, a pleasant send off for Grandmother and Dinner with Peggy B.

In the Smokies

So, this is what I am doing today with loved ones. Hiking and sight-seeing, I have enjoyed Tennessee more than once, this is a state as beautiful as Pennsylvania! Today's trek has a smidgin of sadness, but mostly one of memories for my most wonderful wife and in-laws. We will celebrate a life gone today and tomorrow as we also enjoy ach other's company in this wonderful corner of the planet.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Most transparant ever...till they'e caught

I won't bother with all the links to President Obama promising a differnt way to run things, a transparant administration. We have seen them all, laughed at them, and moved on. But they, meaning the administration (or as he calls it, when at a press conference "the current administration"), are only transparant when they want to be, if they are pulling the same old politics, the hide and obfuscate. Take the Sestak job offer for instance. Those of us in PA knew that Arlen was done this year, Toomey was going to clean his clock in the pimary, then, the greedy bastard switched parties...gauranteeing he would not be a US senator next January, something that made the majority of Pennsylvanians happy. It didn't make the administration happy though, so they tried to bribe Sestak to leave the race, and then, when called on it, denied, lied, and pointed fingers.
Now that the truth is out, will Rahm leave? Will he be fired? Will President Obama know either way?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Korea...and the coming war

First of all, if you "...depend on South Korea and China for up to 80% of its trade and 35% of its GDP." why would you sink one of it's warships?

Becuase Communism fails every time it is tried and the only way to keep the people down is to lie about the rest of the world, and, to create enemies for those same subjugated people to hate. Now the North can point to the trade embargo as the reason it's people are starving, not the failed policies of left wing politics.

Rather than en embargo, South Korea should begin to airlft food to the North. Free food would hurt the government of the North more than taking food away. Along with the food could come pictures of free people.

Just a thought, attack the North with love, butter not guns, and in this case it might work.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Time to come back

I need to start up again, to write here. I could add this to my word counts for the day...

The world is headed for an interesting time, that is for sure, there is going to be plenty to write about.

I'll start with the Koreas tonight, if they still exist!