Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wet Wednesday

Today I had to make another trip to South Central Kentucky in the driving rain for a personal matter. I did get to see my oldest granddaughter without her braces. She sure has some sharp-looking retainers (they have a zebra print) but believe it or not, she wouldn't let me take a picture of them. This is a picture of Florence and Ken who are very good friends of mine. Florence's mother is very ill and in the Intensive Care Unit at our local hospital. I'm not sure what happened since this happened today while I was gone, but I do know that it is very serious and I am praying for all of them. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that my blogging friends who pray would remember them and their family tonight.
I try very hard NOT to write about politics or religion, but tonight I will put a slight bend in the road. As most of you know, I am a staunch Republican. I am also a big fan of Glenn Beck. Hence, during the 5 hours in the car today I listened to his radio broadcast. Agree with him or disagree, his show is almost always humorous and offers a lot of insight into the political goings-on. It seems Mr. Beck is highly irritated by the use of President Obama's tele-prompter. I listened intently to all the folks calling in to the program and agreeing that Mr. Obama does not seem sincere without it, that what he says "off the cuff" is almost always a polar opposite to his tele-prompted speeches, he never looks at the camera, etc. You get the message.
For some strange reason that I am about to explain, this does NOT bother ME. I would just think that by using the tele-prompter, he is saying things that he has had time to think about and hone to his liking. I understand he is still campaigning, just for something different now. And he is still speaking like he IS campaigning. Now WHY, as a serious Republican, does that NOT bother me?

1 comment:

Marie Reed said...

A zebra retainer? Now why didn't they have cool stuff like that when I was a kid! All we had were boring white casts and plain jane dental gear!