Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. It is hard to believe we just blew past the Fourth of July and we are on the downward slope of the year 2012. It is an election year to boot, so that makes the year even weirder as we hear the constant drum of the candidates, each trying to make themselves look good in the eyes of the elusive voter. It is amazing the amount of dollars that go into these campaigns and most of it is just for advertising. Personally I tune them out because each party essentially cancels the other one out. If one group comes up with an ad that is negative against the other candidate …that candidate has a SWAT team that immediately generates a counter-ad. Makes me even more convinced that we need to get away from career politicians. Let them serve their country for 10 years and then out they go; there is no proof that being a Congressman or woman for 40 years has any advantage over someone who has been in office for only five years. Matter of fact…if you look at the mess we are currently in, you could easily argue that the long term members are the ones “most” responsible. So, when it comes time to vote…and you need to vote…remember what I have just said and vote accordingly.
THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.” Earnest Benn
BELIEVE IT OR NOT CATAGORY
Police in Blue Ash Ohio say an 89-year-old woman was facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accused her of refusing to give back their football. Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Police said one child’s father complained that Jester kept the youngsters’ ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer said there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids’ balls landing in the woman’s yard. [Must be a slow day at the police station.]
I was on a panel for prospective jury duty. The first lawyer questioning us began right off as an intimidating showman. After several questions, he asked, “Do any of you here today dislike lawyers?” There was an awkward silence. Before the pause became too long, the judge announced, “I do.”
That should do it for another week. As always be good, play safe and remember the power of your vote.
JR and Max