Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Catching Up and Resting Up
Testing is going well at school but I had a non-stop day of it and I'm tired. Blogging is a good way to rest. Something has happened to some of the photos on my site, so I'm resetting them. Not sure what I'll end up with, but Mt. Rainier will stay in some form or other. I have lots of good pics to choose from. I listened to the President's speech last night and I was impressed again by his steadiness and calmness in the face of so much trouble. He was inspirational enough that even I have a glimmer of hope that this will work. Since I don't know that much about economy, I can only hope that he is listening to those who do know what they're doing. There are plenty of critics out there, but they have no solutions either. The war situation is troubling - fifty thousand troops left in Iraq after 19 months? And will we make the mistake of getting thousands of troops bogged down in Afghanistan? I can only hope that this administration knows how to learn from history. And wasn't that Bobby Jindal just a little charmer last night. It's hard to know what was worse, the style or the substance of his speech. Both seemed equally bad. He had nothing to offer except that the Republican government that was in power during the Katrina disaster failed us. Well, duh. That doesn't mean all government is bad, just that government. I did have to take loud exception to his wanting to cut volcano monitoring funds. Obviously he doesn't live by one. But that would be like me saying let's cut the funds for hurricane or tornado tracking. As far as Governor Jindal goes, if that's the new face of the Republican't party, good luck to them. I hope they're prepared to lose even bigger the next time around, which would be just fine with me. But now I'll shut up and go seek wisdom from the rest of you.