Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Not much going on right now, got the car running halfway decent for a car that is on its way to the 200,000 mile marker, and the yard planting is about done for the season. Of course the Finals for basketball and hockey have come to a close. Basketball is fun to watch, but I am not such a big fan of the hockey series. I have been to one hockey game in my life and we were way up in the upper tier making it impossible to follow the puck.
Back in those days they did not have any of those big television tele-cons hanging from the ceiling, at best they had little television screen scattered around the arena. It was more of an experience versus really getting into the flow of the game.
However, that being said, things are not going so well for the government these days, along with the VA issues and the Taliban swap … it never seems to end. It is not just this administration; just seems that big government cannot manage details, and when they do get their hand caught in the cookie jar, they rather do a lot of PR spin versus owning up to their short-comings and make honest efforts to make amends. Government has its place, but it has to understand that it cannot and should not try to do everything.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”
– Thomas Jefferson
A customer at Green’s Gourmet Grocery marvels at the proprietor’s quick wit and intelligence. “Tell me, Green, what makes you so smart?” “I wouldn’t share my secret with just anyone,” Green replies, lowering his voice so the other shoppers won’t hear. “But since you’re a good and faithful customer, I’ll let you in on it. Fish heads. You eat enough of them, you’ll be positively brilliant.” “You sell them here?” the customer asks. “Only $4 apiece,” says Green. The customer buys three. A week later, he’s back in the store complaining that the fish heads were disgusting and he isn’t any smarter. “You didn’t eat enough,” says Green. The customer goes home with 20 more fish heads. Two weeks later, he’s back and this time he’s really angry. “Hey, Green,” he says, “you’re selling me fish heads for $4 apiece when I can buy the whole fish for $2. You’re ripping me off!” “You see?” says Green. “You’re smarter already.”
That is a wrap for today. As always be good, play safe and remember small can be better.
JR and Max