Saturday, 25 June 2011

Does It Matter?

Does it really matter on who is President?

I've come to ponder this.  We've gone through a wide array of folks over the last two hundred years.  Frankly, I've come to the point where I think it really doesn't matter.  You could go out into Oakville, Bama....and just select the first guy driving down the road in a red Ford F-150, and he'd probably do just as good of job as anyone else.

He might miss a few important comments while making speeches.  He might forget that there is no longer a East and West Germany.  He might forget that France is our buddy, or treat Japan like some enemy.  But he'd like do just a good a job as anyone else.

I admit it's not the preferred method of just selecting guys out of their red Ford F-150, but it works  just about as well.

Frankly, this guy selected would likely let folks know by the tenth day that he wasn't going to hang around past the fourth year (just as well, cause we'd always prefer a new guy).  He'd probably talk alot about pick-ups and we'd eventually get tired of that.  He might miss a planting season or two, but the $250k salary would make up for that, and he'd be happy with the pension deal.

He'd likely have bar-b-q's on Saturday night on the back patio of the White House.  He'd probably refuse to travel as much as Bush or Obama ever did.  He'd probably turn stupid questions around to reporters and ask why the heck would anyone want to know such-and-such.  He'd probably ask for free National's baseball tickets every weekend.  And he'd probably be fairly relaxed when talking about the economy because he actually has paid his bills on time and knows all the problems in living a good lifestyle.

I realize I'm suggesting a radical departure to an American tradition.....but we've all reached a point where we just don't trust these political folks at all.  So, why not a guy from Oakville, Bama driving a red Ford F-150?

Only in Bama

Surprising some folks this week....Bama folks down in Lee county came down with E Coli.   Oddly enough enough....it came from a water park in the region.  state officals stepped in and announced three recommendations...to avoid more issues at other water parks.
1. DO NOT swim when you have diarrhea.

2. AVOID swallowing water when swimming or playing in lakes, ponds, streams, swimming pools, and backyard “kiddie” pools.

3. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water.

I sat and pondered over these suggestions.  Swimming with diarrhea?  You got to be a pretty strong swimmer to do something like that.  Then sipping pool water?  Who the heck would want to do that? Its the third suggestion that surprises me....soap?  Generally folks wait til dinner time to clean up.

You would think they'd dump enough chemicals into pools....but with budget cuts, I am guessing that folks are using less pool chemicals, thus inviting E Coli.