H. Neal Glanville: Rocks, spit and diapers
April 18, 2011
I, like the people I speak with each week, am fed up to the hilt with the useless baby babble our governing bodies feed us each day.
In Washington, D.C., one side swears "babies will go hungry and the elderly will be forgotten" if we don't raise taxes.
How in the name of spit on rocks does that make any sense?
We're so far in debt to countries still loaning us money, I doubt we can even make the interest payment.
Yet for some bass ackward analytical reason, we should reach for our $14 trillion limit and pay it back over 10 or 12 years a billion at a time. How many billions does it take to make a single trillion?
Here comes the weak side's two favorite words:
Suppose, just for a second, that we treat all the new bureaucratic plans like dirty Pampers and throw them away.
Then, we run out and buy cloth diapers, which our representatives will have to wash each time somebody has an accident.
Like a health care bill that's doomed before the ink dries, or the grandiose plan to use the sun or its' worthless cousin, the wind, to power life as we'll never know it.
My grandchildren may see the beginning of the infrastructure needed to support this idea, but I doubt their grandkids will see the use of it.
Unfortunately, our small little corner of the world seems to be falling into the same rut President Franklin D. Roosevelt first pulled his wagon through in the late 1930s.
We've got one branch of government that won't speak to the other about a possible unpaid debt.
So, one of the unspeakable parties has decided, or not, to build its own building.
Yeah boy, that will show the other side who the big dog is. Let's waste what little extra cash we have for more spit on rock.
Now for something completely different
Fishing has been slow at Loudy-Simpson Park and the ponds south of Craig.
I suggest the Yampa River above Hayden before the runoff gets carried away.
I enjoyed the teapot rally and hope to make the next one.
I did find it odd when I overheard several people talking about having their country back the way it was.
Of course, the weak side jumped in and reminded these spirited people of the one or two things they didn't have in the 1700s we take for granted today.
Hey, you be careful out there, and stay to the light.