Well, it has been a while. My legions of loyal readers are accusing me of letting this blog fall into desuetude. They are afraid I might have gotten happy or something. Actually, listening to the banal State of the Union speech left me comatose for several days.
So since I was last here we have had the Stupor Bowl. Too bad Pats fans. They just couldn't hold it together for one more game. I'm glad I had it on the radio in the background. I would've hated sitting thru all those commercials just to see New England lose. Yeah, I know some people look forward to watching the Superbowl commercials. They are idiots.
And they will probably be voting tomorrow. Another Superbowl of a sort. A ridiculous mash-up of 22 states all trying to have their influence on the selection of a nominee. We ought to have a national primary vote. Let everyone vote on the same day. Thin out the herd, then a second primary to select the two finalists. Or maybe we should go back to the old smoke-filled room idea that prevailed when the curmudgeon was just a little grump. Oh wait, smoking isn't permitted. Kill that idea.
This event will be more exciting than a superbowl at least. Will the Obamarama finally charge past the Billary bandwagon? Will Ron Paul's internet-geek supporters drag themselves away from their computers long enough to vote and keep him in the running? I hope so. Now that U.F.O. Kucinich is out we need someone else to provide a little humor. Will Mitt the Haircut finally get the come-uppance he deserves for his cynical flip-flopping? Praise the Lord, we are spared anymore of Rudy Nine-eleven. What a disaster he would have been.
I'm sort of sorry Edwards is out. If he and Romney were the candidates, we would have the war of the competing haircuts.
Anyway, whichever one of these characters gets the job, s/he had better do something about health care. Yrs truly has had a few little incidences lately which leave him gasping at what he has to pay, even tho he HAS insurance. Socialized medicine? Bring it on. It would be more useful for the government to be spending money doing things to help it's own citizens rather than spending money to send troops overseas to trouble others.