Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Not a good look for a President

Chris Christie is playing with the media - and they love him for it.  He is giving them something to speculate about - and that is what mainstream media loves to do.  His name is mentioned daily as a potential GOP candidate for President.  Can you imagine what that must do to an ego when you hear your name mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate?  It's probably a little better than being the doctor accused of murdering Michael Jackson - but that's a different post.

Anyway - without going into the strengths and weaknesses of Christie's political positions, let's get straight to the point.  The man is huge.  I don't mean he's overweight for his body type.  I mean he's obese and we can't have that for a President of the United States of America.

Here's a little speculation for you - and it's not coming from the mainstream media.  He's just testing the waters now to get his name out there (and thus succeeding).  He will then embark on some serious medical weight reduction program and we get to listen to him all over again beginning in 2015.

You heard it here first - and I didn't even take a poll.

Monday, September 26, 2011

an even better blog...

Because you might actually learn something...Kevin's new blog

It's been too long...

I'm still here.  No need to continue the clamoring for this blog's return.  It's back!

I've been trying to formulate some profound rambling on the issue of the repeal of DADT.  ('bout time)  I find myself beginning to type and the blood pressure rising with each keystroke.  It's difficult to know where to even begin with this issue - but maybe it's just too simple and I'm only thinking it's difficult.

It really came to the forefront for me last week during the Republican debate (and I'm using the term "debate" very loosely here.).  You've all seen the video by now - or maybe you saw it in real time like I did.  The active duty soldier (who happened to by gay) raises the question about a "repeal" of the repeal.  Rick Santorum proceeds to go off on some tangent that wasn't even coherent.  A reasonable translation of his response was that he wants a completely "celibate" military.  At least that's what you have to figure he's saying when he states that the military is no place for sexual activity.  Huh?  Hey Rick - people aren't joining the military to have sex!  Gay or Straight!  It was typical Rick Santorum.  He's a walking cartoon character for leadership in the Republican party.

The booing of the soldier (is that how you spell it?) was further proof of what the Republican party is all about.  Not one of the candidates on the stage slammed their fists on the lecterns to state their disgust with that behavior from the audience.  And why should they?  They weren't disgusted with it.  They actually liked it.  Pitiful!

But speaking of sexual activity in the military...just a little anecdote from me.  I served 8 years.  (No - not kicked out for being gay.  Got out because I saw the writing on the wall...but I've digressed.)  I saw no evidence of gay sexual activity during that time period.  (since then I've learned it did go on.  I just wasn't very observant.)  I did however notice more than average amounts of adultery (which is also against military law.  or at least it was while I was in.)  It was almost expected activity for air crew members to have a "good time" while on TDY (temporary duty - normally far away from home/wives).  Where was Rick Santorum during all of this?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Post Labor Day - Pre First Day of Kindergarten

Not that they are related or anything...just thought it made for a title that was more than three words.

We spent the Labor Day weekend in Black Butte (the "ranch" I mentioned previously).  Great weather, setting, views, food, hiking, biking, swimming, and friends.  I think I would have to say it was the perfect long weekend - especially since our hosts did all of the cooking.  Thanks again hosts!

Do you think Rick Perry is still wanting Texas to secede from the U.S.?  I'm sure he'll be happy to accept any support he can get from that horrible federal government to assist with all of the problems created by the incredible wildfires in his state right now.  I guess he forgot to pray away any upcoming fires in his recent prayer rally.  (in fact one of the reasons for the rally was to pray for rain).  uh - Hello?  Shouldn't this tell him something?

Kindergarten starts on Thursday.  'bout time!