I have not blogged for a while, which had been very unlike me.
I have been consumed with thoughts of Gov. Spitzer, Barack Obama and race relations, the issue of Michigan and Florida, and the 5th anniversary of this insane war.
Oh, year gas prices, too. Saw $4 a gallon in New York on my way to a gig last week. And they have to pump their own. That was for premium---but who needs premium these days anyway? But what do I know, I still ask for a fill up 'unleaded'.
So, here are some quick shots:
Gov. Spitzer: $5500? $5500?? Wow, that's lots for an evening of nookie. Even so-called 'unsafe' sex. And, now you're a joke on YouTube, SNL, and Jay Leno. You had to go to the Mayflower Hotel? At least Bill Clinton had the good sense to do it in the White House, and be available in case the Red Phone rang at 3am.
Senator Barack Obama: This situation with his minister's comments had originally concerned me, and then I thought that there had to be SOME Gennifer Flowers/Howard Dean Scream moment in his race sooner or later. The Tony Rezko issue went nowhere, at least for now. So, my thinking is better now, than an October surprise. And the issue was bound to be race. The jury is still out on his speech, but he excels when he is speaking. He is being tested, and he will prove he is the real deal.
Michigan and Florida: Blame should be on the state legislatures in MI and FLA, and no where else. They knew the rules, and their residents should take their own reps to task. However, you cannot give the delegates of MI to Clinton---when Obama was not even on the ballot.
Iraq: Go to a Peace Vigil tonight. In 2003, when I attended the Peace Vigils in front of the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, the war was still popular. I was concerned that my opposition of the war, would impact my re-election to the Flemington Borough Council. It did not; I won. My regret is that I did not make a CitiesforPeace.Org motion to oppose the war back then.
My heart goes out to the thousands of families who have lost loved ones since 2003. My eyes are filled with tears for you, and I am hopeful that the next president brings the troops home soon.
Peace is patriotic.