Tuesday, March 02, 2010


is only 18 days and a few hours away.

Just a little bit longer than it's been since finger took to keyboard here at the Kudzu Grotto (KG).

We had one of those snowy days that I as a born and bred Southerner like to see. A quick snow shower that lasted from about 8:30am 'til 3:00pm or so. A wet snow that stuck to the ground and roof tops but didn't build up on the trees and power lines. By supper time is was rapidly melting away. What makes it through the night will likely be gone by this time tomorrow.

Nothing much happening around here worthy of talking about; hence the lack of posting. To be true it's not the first time for such a hiatus, and won't be the last I reckon.

It seems our political overlords are damned and determined to ram through a health care bill over the objections of the majority of the citizenry.

This is what happens when we elect politicians who think they know better than we what is good for us. Have you scrapped those Obama/Biden stickers off your car bumper yet?

I'm getting a bad feeling about this folks. It's as if they are determined to force a bloody confrontation between the tit and the tit suckers. The suckers and suckees if you will. I don't know about you but I've been shot at before and am not looking forward giving anyone another chance to ventilate this aging carcass. It's a good thing though that I had the sighting eye adjusted back to 20/15 for those long shots. May be time to invest a few bucks on some range time soon. Send some precious metal down range.

In other news I see that the Postmaster General suggested that drastic changes would have to be made in the postal system soon. Of course no one paid him any attention, but if it would save $8,000,000,000.00 a year to a system to that currently loses $4,000,000,000.00 a year to cut out Saturday delivery, it makes sense to me.

Face it, the USPS is a dying dinosaur. True the Constitution (Article 1. Section 4) calls for the establishment of Post Offices and Post Roads, but it didn't say they had to be continued if new technology and private entities were able to more effectively and efficiently provide the same services. Let it die. It doesn't have to do it tomorrow, but the artificial life support we provide it by subsidizing continual monetary losses will only prolong the agony to little effect. Of course if it were able to downsize and become financially competitive again I'd be a strong supporter and would cheer from the sidelines enthusiastically, but without drastic changes which will be opposed at every turn by the Postal Employees Union I don't see that happening. After all, today I paid this months bills by Bill Pay from my bank, sitting in the comfort of my five way adjustable office chair. No stamps, no envelope, no problem, no muss. Why didn't I do this sooner?

Nancy Pelosi, the harridan from Haight Ashbury has opened her mouth again to say

"Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint."

Can you believe the voters in her district keep re-electing her term after term?

If no one from the opposite party votes for it, how is that bipartisan?

Only in the minds of liberals folks.

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