... mainly because I got up waaay before the crack o' noon, drank half a pot o' coffee, ran over to The Big(ger) City™ to exchange those wrong readers for the right ones (which were in stock, thank The Deity At Hand), made a beer run, and I'm back home just barely after 1000 hrs. This kinda reminds me of that ol' Groundpounder commercial: "We do more before 0800 than most people do all day"... which is entirely relative these days, of course.
And then there's this:
I saw that yesterday and shoulda posted it then. But better late, yadda, yadda... Ramirez is right about all that, I suppose, but I have HOPE that The One will be a one-termer.
Along those same lines, here's a lil sumthin' an Occasional Correspondent sent along yesterday:
Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr.Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
And there are some people who STILL don't geddit.
A couple o' weeks ago I made mention that I'd cruised up to Tucumcari for lunch with DIL Alisa, the grandkids, and the great-grandbabies; I also said I'd post a pic when I received one. Well, I got a couple o' pics but I've been sitting on 'em for over a week, vacillating back and forth about posting them, or not. DIL Erma and SN1 think the pics aren't all THAT bad, so... well, OK then. Here's one (left to right: granddaughters Ava and Angelina, great-grandson Taurean, great-granddaughter Aria):