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    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    I'm still here...is Sarah Palin?

    Wow, I haven't posted in 3 weeks.

    Post Christmas is always hectic around here.  And, I have to admit a bit of a cooling off has been going on politically for me.  The euphoria of November passed into the lamest duck session and now the GOP is set to do what they were elected to do - reduce the size and scope of government's intrusion into the American people's and American businesses lives.

    I didn't post about the Tuscon shooting, because the attacks from the Left were so predictable and so outrageous, that it just felt stupid to even address it.  Sarah Palin needs to learn one of the cardinal rules of politics - when your opponents are destroying themselves, sit back and let them.

    As many of you may know, I am a fan of Sarah Palin.  I can't see her being a worse president than the one who currently occupies the office, but, in a sea of good GOP candidates, I don't see her as the best.  I also think she better serves the conservative cause (today) by NOT being a candidate, especially if she's going to go into defensive attack mode at every opportunity.  Personally, I wish she had just stayed above things post-Tuscon.  Issued a written statement, and let it sit there.  Enough people were lambasting the Left, especially as the facts came out and we found out that Jared Loughner was certainly more influenced by Adolph Hitler, Chairman Mao and Lenin than he was Limbaugh, Hannity, and Palin.

    Even 60 Minutes spent a segment explaining the quixotic nature of political assassins.

    I have other reasons why I don't think Palin is ready for 2012, but that's the subject of another (and previous) posts.

    Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Our "New" Bimmer comes to Atlanta

    I have posted the pictures we took of our trip from Yardley to Atlanta, bringing our newest garage member home.

    Our route took us by air to Philly, where we received a whirlwind tour of the city (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, City Hall), a not-so-whirlwind tour of the huge King of Prussia Mall, then a nice dinner with my sister's family, a short stop to visit our other Philly cousin and take her present to her, followed by rest.

    Day 2 took us from Yardley, via Gettysburg, to Greensboro, to my folks' home.  It's a nice trip, PA Turnpike to US-15 to Gettysburg, then some nice backroads to get you to I-70 in Maryland, then onto I-81 and through Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, where you hit US-220 to Greensboro.  I remembered that US-220 route from taking my Great Aunt back and forth years ago.  But, do it in the dark, in a car with pretty weak low beams, and try to maintain 65mph.  Scary, but fun.

    After some famous Stamey's NC BBQ, we took a rest, and on day 3, washed the car, cleaned it out, and headed down I-85 for the 5 hour trip home.  Quick, and easy, and daughter got her lunch at Panera Bread (in Concord, NC).

    Everyone arrived back home happy and tired.  And ready for New Year's.