Mar 21, 2009

This is one of the items that has turned up recently in the family Facebook group my first cousins started. It is a Christmas card my folks sent out in 1955. That's me with my hand on my dad's leg. My old dad looked a lot like Humphrey Bogart. Terence Corcoran, wrote an article called, Is this the end of America?, for the Canadian paper, Financial Post. In it, he made this observation; The AIG bonus firestorm is a diversion from real issues, but it puts the ghastly political classes who make U.S. law on display for what they are: ageing self-serving demagogues who have spent decades warping the U.S. political system for their own ends. We see the system up close, law-making that is riddled with slapdash, incompetence and gamesmanship. Merle Wayne Sneed has been inarticulately trying to make the same point. Our system is so rife with corruption and quid pro quo legislation, it is sickening. Enough about that though. Perhaps you have been in suspense, wondering about Dave's door. Well, Dave didn't show up today, even though I thought I had finished the repairs. Thought is the operative word, because just when I thought I was done, I broke the door latch. Technically it was already on its last legs, but I was on the scene when it broke in half. So, now I have to go to Lowes or Home Depot to see if they have the right latch, since we don't. It's always something. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

10 comments:

Avid Reader said...

Nice Family Pic. I think you take after your mom. I do see the Bogie, tho.

Barbara said...

Isn't it interesting how we cry CORRUPTION about so many dictatorships around the world, when our own system is so painfully sick that it may not survive? I cringe to read the paper these days.

Kurt said...

I wish I was paying attention to what was going on. Or maybe I don't.

The Family Julz said...

What a great pic!

Squirrel said...

Wonderful family snap! I miss getting photo Christmas Cards. Now we get a lot of e cards.

Anonymous said...

Things are bad, but I wouldn't want to live in Darfur.

Steve said...

What?! You mean we're not a democracy, by the people, for the people?

I'm so disillusioned.

Annie Ha said...

I just love the look on your face.

Reya Mellicker said...

You are SO adorable! Now, too, but back then. See? Facebook is good for certain things.

For instance this morning I joined a group called, "No I Don't Care If I Die At 12 AM, I Refuse to Pass On Your Chain Letter." Now there's a cause I can get behind!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

great pic...and I do love the upholstery on that couch!