The weather remains much the same, although no snow flakes this morning...after a partial day back at school yesterday, Patricia and a couple of fellow teachers headed for Cincinnati this morning in the dark(about 6am) for something to do with Special Education...frankly she told me, but it appears to went right over my head. Such is the way of mid winter...February has been one long month, although on the calender, it says only 28 days, the shortest of all months.
Garry and I headed north to Van Wert last evening, taking in our first Local Baseball Rules meeting, it mostly consisted of a video refresher test...quick clips of video situations and play, then you make the call by choosing one of 3 answers...I missed 6 of 25, normally I wouldn't be pleased, but seems I came in near the top, at least top 3 or 4, and won myself a new plate brush...needed one anyway, I think Garry missed 5 or 6 as well. As I said, the "test" consisted of some video plays/calls, and they ran by quick...hummm, just like a real game, maybe I'm not as good as I think? :) Anyway, home by 9, getting a call from Sam on the way, telling me of Ohio States first home loss of the season, 60-57 to #3 ranked Purdue...the Buckeyes had defeated the Boilermakers at their place early in the Big Ten season....OSU falls a game out of first. Sam was in press row, about 12 seats beyond the floor. Meanwhile my Duke Blue Devils and Coach K continue on their way to the ACC Championship for the regular season, by beating Miami on the road.
Will head for Lima this afternoon, scheduled for a Girls JV basketball game at LCC...if that ends before 7:10 or so, I will head across town to Lima Bath for the State Baseball Rules meeting, if it ends later, I will forgo that and take in the meeting down in Dublin with Sam on March 2nd.
Cannibalism on the Left and Right_____
In my mind I consider myself pretty politically savvy....I know the far left and even semi-far left nuts consider anybody to the right of Mao and Stalin, to be stupid, ill informed, just plain dumb, uneducated hicks. With enemies like the left nutjobs, I consider myself in a pretty good situation. However of late in some of the cyber e-mails that I get, I notice a disturbing trend. Not only are the far left loons trying to destroy right thinkers like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and other main stream Conservatives, the far-far Right is trying to do the same...seems Beck, Fox News, Palin, and others are not far right enough for them. The 9-11 "Truthers"(morons that think George Bush and Company were responsible for the planes flying into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001), Marxists, the Media, and the far-far Right, aren't too happy with those that are just "pretty far right". The fringe left and the fringe right are about to meet at ground zero...both sides should be avoided like the plague.
I've always considered myself, at least for the past 30 years, a pretty far right kind of guy...but with what I see coming out of the truthers on both on the left and right, I don't hold a candle to these Bozos. Yes, I believed Obama is a Marxist, out to destroy the Republic, I believe Pelosi and Reid are idiots crazed with power, I believe milquetoast John McCain ran a piss poor campaign in the 2008 election...and without a doubt the main stream media, pop culture, and Hollywood are destroying the youth of America. But I draw the line at thinking Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are "Neo Cons" who are as bad as the far left. Do I the miss the boat on some issues? Absolutely, but they are hardly the ones out to destroy the Republic...look to the White House and then look at the far-far right for that. I may be "far right" and a Christian, but I'm not even that far right....
Radical Islam, DC Bureaucrats, and the Obama Administration are the enemy...Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and Fox News are not...and the far right needs to know the difference in the 2 groups....Obama=Bad/Beck and Fox=Not so Bad!
The Survivors Club___
The new Survivalists are becoming chic these days....you'll find them all over the Internet. Folks getting back to nature, growing their own, doing what they feel needs to be done in the days ahead, if we as a country and people continue down the path we are headed.....Patricia and I keep our pantry stocked with enough to get through any disaster in the short term...however, we are hardly "survivalists".
Beck has been promoting a book of late called "The Survivors Club", by Ben Sherwood. My wife purchased the book, now in paperback, through Amazon.com this week, and I started paging through it last night when I got home....Issues from surviving a plane crash, to basic survival skills, to your 'survival personality' quiz...the book is packed with over 370 pages of information. Not being a big reader of print these days...I plan on reading this one, and finding out if I'm a "Survivor", or just a BS artist. One thing Sherwood notes is the positive survivor influence that 'faith in a higher power' has in surviving the coming political and economic storms.
Postponed our lunch with Wulfie, Dick, and his son Ross yesterday...we will do that at Noon today....meanwhile, I'll read a few pages from "The Survivors Club"....
Photos-Are you a Survivor? Baseball is near, and can't come soon enough with the warmer weather it promises. Are Beck and Fox to far left? The Far-Far Right thinks so, the Far-Far left would disagree. My 'survivor' supplies are getting rotated in and out...Spring and Summer will be time to restock the "Armageddon" section of our basement