Christmas Luau

As I commuted to work on Monday¬†temperatures were¬†in the low teens. BRRRR. Yesterday, they started in the low 20’s, but were in the upper 40’s by the time I got home from work. When I woke up on this mid-December morning it was already 63 degrees. It guess it’s true what they say:

“If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait 5 minutes and you can bitch about that weather, too.”

Now please tell me what the hell is up with the Governor or Illinois. Is he that stupid? Is he that corrupt? Democrat or Republican, I have no use for people like that. I’m not proposing a socialist society by any means, but if politicians (and the citizens) of this country would stop focusing their greedy little intentions on themselves and perhaps on what’s for the greater good of the country, then we’d be in a much better off place.

Instead, we’re stuck with politicians doing whatever they can to make THEMSELVES (and their wives, apparently) more financially/socially successful. This isn’t a new thing at all. But it should become an extinct thing.

And I’m not just talking about the politicians here. I’m talking of Joe and Mary McMansion. I’m talking about boneheaded Mr. Hummer. All those people who selfishly bought and built bigger than they could afford, resulting in more urban sprawl, more emmissions, more foreclosures, more tax bailouts.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just care about our societal wellbeing as much as our personal wellbeing? Because you can’t have one without the other. But if you have them both, imagine what a great country this could be once again.

OK – I’ve gotten way too mushy/political. It’s funny, I was humming some John Philip Sousa this morning so maybe that’s why I’m blogging this way. Never mind me.


  1. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on December 10, 2008 7:13 pm

    No one is more glad than we are this arrogant bonehead is set to depart the stage (not without a fight, I’m sure). I’m convinced, as are some, that he seriously has a personality disorder (delusions of grandeur, whatever). He does not live in reality. I prescribe medication and jailtime.

  2. Comment by Randy on December 11, 2008 1:35 pm

    why cant all public offices be up for cash? I think that would really help our political stage possibly! Hell can it get much worse?

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