Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturrrrdaaaaaay Afternoooooooon

If you lived through the 60s and have enough brain cells left to remember the Jefferson Airplane and a singer named Gracie Slick, you may understand the manner in which today's blog title is written. If you didn't and you don't, Oh Well!

My better half and her mother are spending the afternoon at my daughter's hair salon, so I've got time to watch a little world cup, a little golf and surf the net for the latest news.

The first thing I found on the Huffington Post this morning was an interview by a high school student of a long time Arizona legislator who chairs the committee on education. Sort of an oxymoron really, I mean education and a committee on education in the Arizona legislature.
Anyway, the boob doesn't know his own voting record and the fact he voted to cut $550 million bucks from the same program he says he supports. You can read the article and see the video HERE.

Then over John Amato's Crooks and Liars is this fantastic video from C-Span of Democratic congressman Sheldon Whitehouse giving a detailed and chilling account of how corporations have infiltrated the very government agencies that are supposed to be regulating them. That article and commentary video(I warn you it's long and windy and full of hyperbole, but still accurate) can be found HERE.

I stopped in at the sight called Hysterical Raisins and found this amusing account of the Republican Senator who felt the need to apologize to BP for being extorted by the Obama administration to pony up $20 billion for a fund to help the victims of the Deep Horizon continued oil pumping. (It ain't a spill folks, they're just pumping 50-75 thousand barrels of oil directly into the Gulf of Mexico.) You can check that out HERE.

Well that's enough political claptrap for me this week. The weekend is way too short to start off with, so there's a limit to how much time I'm willing to devote to contemplating the seemingly unstoppable decline of our society and nation.

The summer doldrums are upon us here in Phoenix, with temps each day over 100 degrees, so the best thing you can do is hang out at the pool or inside in the AC or make the trek up north on weekends to escape the heat.

I wish you well


1 comment:

Jack E said...

Went to Flagstaff for the weekend, played golf Saturday (78) and when we got to the first green heard sirens and lookd directly south and saw a small plume of smoke, by the time got to the 3rd (the uphill par 5 - birdied!) the smoke was pretty thick over the course and the guy that was on my cart got a call from his wife that they had reverse 911 called her and they were ordered to evacuate (Sinuagu Heights) so the ranger came by and took him back to his car - I was -1 so I went on, with two really nice (gay) older (mid 60's) form Yorkshire England that were here in the states for one month just touring the southwest. It was a really good partnering but the smoke was really thick, the fire was right behing Little America and by the Dog Pound, it looked pretty serious.