The Farewell Address was the most read document in history, far far eclipsing the Deceleration of Independence but his address has seemed to fallen by the wayside even though it is a very very important speech.
Washington talked about what would destroy this new experiment, democracy. Democracy had been tried before but failed. In his speech he singled out three things that would bring down the democracy.
2. excessive debt.
3. foreign powers disrupting our government.
hmmmmmm seems like he is talking about about NOW.
The author John Avlon was the chief speechwriter for Mayor Rudy Giuliani say's
Donald Trump is "the nightmare image of what democracy can become".
And then there is Roy Moore who now has 9 woman coming forward. Of course he says they are all lies and really - one 16 year old had their parents permission to date him ( if you get the parents permission you can marry a 15 year old in Alabama).
But now it seems a mall banned Moore from entering the premises 30 years ago because he was picking up high school girls and many town people say they would always see him at high school football games. It was common knowledge.
YET - Alabama is fine with this and he will be elected. Family Values and all that.
Getting old sucks. I consider myself a pretty bendy person for 63. Elwood and I do tricks with frisbee's every few weekends and I work out and consider myself in darn good shape for an old fart.
YET - Tuesday I was bending over to tie my shoes . . .tweak!!! WHAT? You have to be kidding me. Not a bad back thing but a tiny . . . ting! (insert a musicale note).
and then it was downhill all day. SERIOUSLY? TYING MY FREAKING SHOE? Well, I know how to fix this but it takes a few days and in the mean time that particular vertebrae, as explained to me by the best chiropractor I ever had before he was forced to go out of business in Columbus, also controls certain "things" that go on in the bathroom . . . WEIRD. Anyway, the goal is to be ready for a fantastic weekend . . . . .but the weather will SUCK so . . .
SO since the weather is going to suck. . .
DING DONG - what? the WRONG plumbers are here? We have two plumbers for our stove? SIGH! Seems the local plumber who ignored us for 3 weeks even after I called sent a guy over to hook up the gas line. Well, we gave up on him because he never contacted us back after 2 phone calls.
PLUS - the guys coming in a few hours also do electric which a gas stove needs and not a 240 but a normal plug. The local plumber did not do electric.
So after contacting 3 plumbers of which two never really communicated with us we get 2 almost at the same time. sigh!
Was I wrong? call a plumber - he comes over - looks and says I'll get back to you in a week to schedule. I wait 2 weeks, hear nothing, call and the answering machine says they will contact me in 24 hours. Wait another week and hear nothing so I call somebody else. Like WE NEED A STOVE, HELLO!!!
So all of sudden a guy comes to install a gas line? THE WRONG GUY!
ANYWAY - back to the crummy weather, since this weekend will suck I might as well drive around in A NEW CAR!! The old Subaru needed a new blinker switch ($250) and an oil change . . .so, screw it. Just buy a new damn car, it's been 11 years since I had a "new" car and the old AWOOO has 253,000 miles on it.
Ordered new AWOOO 10 weeks ago and it finally came in. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. All it needs is a subwoofer.
So to celebrate DJ and I decided to go to Dotty Dumplings but SADLY - they changed. I have been lusting over their cheese sauce hamburger for literally 40 years. Their cheese sauce burger is what made them famous. It was messy, goopy and delicious!
So what did they do? Switched out the goopy messy awesome cheese sauce for a grainy smoked cheese "sauce" which they put a dot on the burger. VERY VERY disappointed as it tastes horrible and covers up the hamburger taste completely.
If you liked Dotties cheese sauce burger - COMPLAIN - PLEASE - get it back. Go to their facebook page and say something!
So now the The Caribou Tavern (The Bou) which I considered had the best burger in Madison changed their buns so the bun to burger ratio is totally messed up and Dotty's screwed up their cheese sauce . . I am now looking for the next best burger.
The GOP chopped enrollment times for Obamacare in half (and defunded it), yet in the first 11 days there is a 47% increase of people signing up for it over last year the same number of days.
Did I mention James street is OPEN? A little chaotic near Walgreens as the stop lights are not working but the few times I went through it everybody was navigating smoothly.
FoxxCon wants Wisconsin to pay for a new lane in a highway that would be dedicated to FoxxCon. Wisconsin residents are already paying 17% of the wages of their employees, now they want US to pay for a dedicated highway? How about high speed rail? LOL
Watching Survivor and there is one contestant that everyone hates and every time there is a vote one of his teammates gets voted off. Sort of like Gov Walker and Trump. Everybody around them gets sent to jail but never the ring leader.
BTW - still watching to see who will be on Celebrity Big Brother and is this is jumping the shark for Big Brother? BB is the best pure strategy game show on TV but I see nothing good from Celebrity BB. Reminds me of The Mole which was a fantastic reality competition where you needed brains until you got "celebrity's" involved.
Like comparing Jeopardy to The Price is Right, The Mole was a brilliant show that ended after season 2 with the writers strike (along with Deadwood).
|Raylan and Boyd - Justified|
Netflix. Excellent gritty western about the Transcontinental railroad. 5 great seasons and a great finale'
And on the subject - best series finale' of all time? Justified!
And lastly - Gus is learning how to pee in the winter wind. Except every leaf that blows by him seems to be challenging him to chase it.
A Black and white of County F in Door County WI