Friday, January 22, 2010

And the week slowly winds down

Everyone is still either crowing or groaning over the Massachusetts election earlier this week.   Democrats are freaking out or making excuses why they lost; the  Republicans are busy celebrating and telling why they won.  Truth be known, I doubt if either of them have it right.  Personally, I wish they and the media would just move on.  I'm getting tired of reading about it; it happened, it's over, now get on with your lives.


Some interesting stuff going on over in Russia.  The stray dog population is going through a change.  It would seem they are gradually evolving back into wolves, both physically and mentally.  For those who don't believe in evolution(why?), this is a good example of it happening in a relatively short time.  It'll be interesting to see how things work out with them over the next few years.


The anniversary of Roe v. Wade has got marchers out, both for and against abortion.  I have something to say for each of you.
For:  YOU WON!! Why are you out waving signs and making noise?  If you want to do something useful, how about trying to work on education and birth control so that abortions can be kept to a minimum?
Against: THEY WON!!  The law found for them, and it isn't going to go away just because you march around and wave signs.  My advice to you is the same as to them; how about working on the reasons that abortions are done, and maybe you can get them down to a smaller number?
Seems like in this country every time someone gets an idea in their head they have to organize a march and hoot'n holler until the press gets interested.  You have the right to do it (I am a firm believer in the First Amendment), but that doesn't mean it's working.  Half the time it's just annoying.  Just because you have a right to act like a jackass doesn't mean you have an obligation to do so.


I'm hoping to get out and do a little photography one of these days.  I've been tending children the past three weeks, and have been dealing with a 24-hour a day back problem (constant spasms of varying degrees), so I've been spending most of my time indoors.  The children are going back to school next week, and hopefully the weather will change a bit, which is the main cause of my joint problems.  What we could really use around here is some rain or snow.  The Salt Lake Valley is prone to inversions, and when that happens the pollution gets trapped in the valley, causing a multitude of problems.  Most people I know, including myself, have been plagued with sinus problems and lung congestion.  We need a storm to wash the air out a bit.


See anything you like?

         "I Wanna Go Back" by Eddie Money
         "Gypsy" by The Moody Blues
         "Alone" by Heart
         "Strange Days" by The Doors
         "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" by Johnny Cash/Waylon Jennings
         "Kicks" by Paul Revere & the Raiders
         "Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
         "For Ladies Only" by Steppenwolf
         "Gunpowder And Lead " by Miranda Lambert
         "Promenade" by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

The last two on the list:

The girl in this video is not the singer, but the video is a hoot, nonetheless.

Most people are not familiar with this piece unless they enjoy classical music, but I find it quite beautiful, and uplifting; it is from Pictures At An Exhibition.


James Higham said...

Seems like in this country every time someone gets an idea in their head they have to organize a march and hoot'n holler until the press gets interested.

Yep but compare that to this country where no one gets off their butts to do anything. It's mesmerized central over here.

BobG said...

James: you have a good point there. The problem we have is that people are so often organizing marches for this and that until it has gotten where they don't mean as much as they did before. If people are going to protest, save the energy and resources for a protest that will make your opponent notice rather than just saying "Oh, another march...yawn."

James Higham said...

Perhaps that's what the nasties at the top are counting on.