Friday, June 08, 2012

Not good news

Our visit with the vet was less than satisfactory.  She basically has no idea why the dog's wound is weeping and the bandage she put on was single use and ineffective and cost $30.  She did take a sample of the material and sent it off to a lab to see if they can figure out if it is an infection or just part of the cancer.  So we are spending the next few days trying to control the weeping.  Fun, NOT!

I listened to part of President Obama's news conference this morning; I was rather surprised.  Everyone knows he is a great orator but he sounded like a bumbling newcomer this morning (or G.W. Bush on a good day).  There were more "and's" in his statement than any other word.  Then someone asked if he was angry about having some news leaked out; instead of saying 'Hell yes I'm angry', he wandered around and around verbally.  It wasn't until there was an implication that the leaks were from the White House as some part of a re-election strategy that he actually got angry.  I just thought it was a weird performance coming from such a fine public speaker.

Speaking of politics, the Republicans are going to have a very interesting summer.  I live in a very Republican area and Ron Paul is the flavor preferred.  Personally I find some of his opinions rather 18th century (a totally non-interventionist foreign policy) but I really like others (like drug decriminalization).  It will be interesting to see how the convention turns out.  If you think the Congress is divided by Democrats vs Republicans, the Republican vs Republican show should be interesting.  It wouldn't surprise me if it was even bloodier!  At our county Republican convention, the county chairman left after receiving threatening phone calls.  She was worried for her safety because " many of the party faithful were packing pistols".  How cool is that?  “I’m beginning to believe they are racist. They are after me because I’m a Filipino,” she said.  Yep, the national convention should be interesting!

Now I support the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution and even own several guns that I inherited from my parents.  I've had Concealed Weapons Permits (CWP) from the states of Washington and Florida.  But Nevada is something else.  First, the CWP process is cumbersome so people don't want to go through it.  Second, open carry is legal in rural Nevada.  (Rural Nevada is basically defined as everywhere except Las Vegas and Reno.)  So it's not unusual to see a man (or a woman) with a pistol strapped to their hip.  Only yesterday I saw an older guy come out of the drug store wearing a shoulder holster.  (Guess his belt wasn't strong enough to hold in his gut and his gun at the same time.)  It can be intimidating and I don't blame our Republican chair for heading for the hills.   

Enough politics.  There will certainly be more interesting news tomorrow!  Have a good one.

1 comment:

Ed said...

I hope no news is good news and your dog is doing better.

It seems to me the more President Obama speaks the more speaking mojo he looses. I think it is the speaking overload that is doing it to both his listeners and to him. Hardly a day goes by that you don't hear/see him talking, talking, talking.