I watched the inaugural speech this morning and I must admit that President Obama is quite the orator. Rumor has it that he spent two days writing it, and I believe it. At least I believe someone spent two days writing it. It was a great speech. It promised something to everyone, without being specific. It paid homage to every ancestor and the founding fathers of this nation. It referenced Scripture once, God six times, and our founding fathers twice. Powerful stuff, but then again it was meant to be. My favorite quote from the 44th president? This one, "This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny." Wow, if one of his competitors for the crown had said this, during the run for the gold the media would have crucified them. Oh yeah; they did and they did. Did you hear the occasional preacherisitic lilt in his delivery? Did you see him nodding with affirmation at the benediction? This new president will rally this nation with words, hopes, and promises of mending broken dreams. Please do not misunderstand my intentions here folks. I think that this man is quite capable of changing our nation dramatically. Not with extraordinary political prowess, or amazing gifts for solution finding. It will be with his ability to rally the citizens of this nation like the old time tent covered revival meeting orators rallied their congregation. I hope it works. I have longed believe that we must maintain our own neighborhoods, we must help each other., we must volunteer our time ,not just our money. We must do all these things if we want to prosper as a nation. So before you join the church of Obama, think on this. There is a lot of "we" in his speeches. No one person can solve our problems, it will take all of us, working hard and sacrificing. So do we jump in and or work ? Or just jump on the hope bandwagon? Do we honestly expect one person to solve all of our problems and then cry FOUL when they fail an impossible task? Good luck Mr. President, your biggest challenge went unspoken. That is the challenge of overcoming a sense of entitlement that has fertilized the blossom of American apathy for far to long. We got a lot of work to do. Peace ya'll.
Tradition says, if a log entry be the first of the year, it must be in verse. That said, I will proceed on. For better or worse.
The assembly decided that tax relief will be permitted, but for six months here, you must be committed. The fish wrap from A-town, will still compete with our local rag. Yeah we got it back, but with a higher price tag. Ish is still ramblin' and so is Paige, Elwood, and the DCA. Just more good readin' for which you do not pay. Sure it's cold and blowin' but it ain't 20 below, and it ain't snowin'. I've always known Kodiak weather as fickle at best. however the rest of the state, will put your antifreeze to the test. So get out there and have a ball! Don't be a shut-in enjoy life like a Saltonstall! So now I must go, this rant is run, sure it was tough, but man it was fun! Peace. G.