....and or course, I didn't actually WATCH it. If I want to soak in the smell of manure for an hour or so, all I need to do is to go to one of the local feedlots, or downwind of the sweet corn processing plant, or downwind of our town's under-designed sewage treatment plant. It's one of the, um, "benefits" of living outstate.
However, some commentary on the debate amused me, specifically the part about Obama being at a disadvantage because he hadn't debated in four years. Now really?
Are we to really assume that trying to make the case for his programs does not qualify as debate? Are we really to assume that the day to day interactions with political rivals and foreign leaders do not qualify as debate? Seriously?
And yes, seriously. It seems that we have created a system where a so-called "leader" can really be a creation, as is joked elsewhere and here, of TOTUS, the Teleprompter Of The United States. And then we wonder why our "leaders" don't do well when they're called upon to make decisions day to day, and to understand the real motivations of foreign leaders. Well, they get four years between times of thinking on their feet.
Proud grandfather... - Our daughter-in-law, Heidi Bayly, took this pic of the grandchildren at Taylor and Réze's wedding a couple weeks ago. Twelve now, with three more on the ...
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