OK, I am now back each and every day. Had some major computer problems for the past ten days or so, and I was unable to post.
Boy, so much has changed since Inauguration Day!
First off, gold medal guy Michael Phelps was caught on camera inhaling from a water bong. Mark Spitz did not need drug enhancement to win his seven golds. Maybe the difference was a hit with bong water.
Perhaps Phelps should have taken the Clinton approach and said he did not inhale, or that he did not like it. Or maybe his pool lane was filled with bong water, and there was a big Doritos bag of chips at the end of the lane.
The US Swimming folks suspended him for three months. So, now Phelps has all this time on his hands to party, hang out with his buddies.... Maybe community service would have been a better idea. It’s kind of ironic though, that he lost a sponsorship deal from Kellogg’s---the folks who use Tony the Tiger [no last name?] for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes----who imbibes the ‘frost’ of the flakes, and then frenetically screams, “They’re Great!!”. Sort of a double standard here?
Also, in the news: Apparently Democrats Daschle, Geither, and Rangel had all not paid back taxes [Daschle, Geither now have, with penalties and interest]. So, what I don’t get here you still have Republicans complaining about high taxes, and these three Democrats VOLUNTARILY agree to not pay them---and the Republicans still have a problem with that. Go figure.
Finally, the field of Republican candidates for NJ governor grows larger and larger. The latest to nudge and budge his way in to the group of all white males running is David Brown, an inventor of something called “The String Thing”----which helps New Jersey residents recycle newspapers bigger, faster, stronger appearently.
Anyway, Mr. Brown and I appeared on “New Jersey Power and Politics” recently, and I got a chance to chat. Tough road for Mr. Brown, but his voice on the debate date should make an interesting one.