Update on Gov. Rick Perry's day of prayer and semi-fasting for the U.S: The media is reporting an attendance of 30,000, but according to people who were actually there, it was more like 15,00 or so. The gullible media always takes the word of the organizers of these affairs. In any case, that means that anywhere from 10,001 to 19,999 people had to sit in unblessed and uncomfortable stadium seats.
And, upon further prayerful consideration and an opportunity to speak to a captive audience, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas decided to attend.
Look for Gov. Perry to announce his candidacy sometime this weekend.
Why should we be surprised that Standard & Poor's downgraded our credit rating? Considering the way the House and Senate have conducted (or not) business since the last election, what else did we expect? And, they will downgrade us further if they keep on acting like jackasses and refuse to cooperate with each other.
The only problem is that their arithmetic was way, way off to the tune of 2 trillion dollars. It is being speculated that Standard & Poor's was making a political statement. And, now they've downgraded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's rating. Good grief! They didn't downgrade Lehman's, AIG, etc. Political? I think so.
The next photo on the front of Newsweek will probably be Gov. Rick Perry. Would you say Newsweek is biased against Democrats? Or, do they, like the rest of the lame-stream media just want to keep things stirred up ahead of the campaign?
The Iowa Straw Poll is this Saturday. Will someone explain to me why this is so all-fired important? It's just a poll, people! Not an election. It actually means nothing in the grand scheme of things. I don't think these little straw polls and caucuses should even be reported on in the national news. They don't mean anything. Nothing. Wonder what they cost the states who have them?
OK, my Social Security check will be electronically deposited Wednesday. So, why do I not feel relieved? I'll tell you, why. Because I know that there are still too many nasty, mean-spirited people lurking out there in the weeds, plotting ways to take it away from me. I used to work with a man (a well-heeled Republican) who was of the opinion that Social Security was Welfare. That didn't stop him from lining up for his check every month, but never mind. If he were still alive, I have no doubt he would be a vocal member of the Tea Party.