With the negative excitement meter off the chart the last couple of days, a lot of things have happened and a lot things, haven't.
Greece is burning and they say the fires were started by arsonists. 99.9% of the Platoists in Europe and 99.8% of the ones in the rest of the world, would love to get their hands on this guy. What a mangled mess they would be. Rise up Platoists, exert your influence, and avenge this act of blasphemy. Are you going to let a conspiracy threaten your cherished symbols without a response?
You know? It's amazing. If it's wrong for Republicans to play the religion card (and I believe it is), why isn't wrong for a Democrat? Just asking.
But in all fairness here, just as we slam him when we think he is wrong, we must also say when we think he is right:
It turns out that Sen. Obama would seek the wise counsel of one Sen. Richard Lugar in foreign policy matters, if elected. Regardless of whether he means it or not, it looks good on paper. I firmly believe that there is a good possibility, if Dick Lugar had been elected President in 1996, we would not be in the mess we are in today. He is a smart and wise man that may have been able to prevent or forestall 9/11. But, we'll never really know for sure. He's on the downside of his career, so the pressures of another campaign would not be in his best interests, now. However, he would make a fine Secretary Of State.
Michael Vick hasn't disappeared from the front page, yet. Hell, I bet if you'd slept the last two weeks away, you'd never know it when you woke up. Here is a pathetic excuse of a human being stealing the thunder from the usual cast of miscreants that call themselves pro-athtletes.
Two things haven't happened in this story.
1. I didn't win it. If I did, I wouldn't tell you anyway. But take my word for it, I didn't.
2. I haven't even been to Richmond, Indiana. Well, if the truth be known about it, I have. But it was in 1966, I just passed through. I was on my way with my dad to Wright Patterson Air Force Base's Aviation Museum, in Dayton, Ohio. There was no lottery then.
So, unless I was sleep-driving one night and bought a ticket at a Speedway Gas Station, in Richmond, then drove back without incident, I am not the winner. But, just to be sure, I'll keep my eyes out for a strange ticket laying around with the numbers 2-8-23-29-35 Powerball 19 (just in case).
But I have to say:
More than anything, I won my lottery, when I found that my wife was going to be okay. I wouldn't trade her for that winning ticket (or ten more just like it), ever. In fact, so serious am I about never wanting to experience anything like what we just went through again, I have already informed her that if she dies on me now, I will kill her. ;-)