Friday, July 09, 2010


The Albuquerque Journal's Editorial Page is down on the state's retirement system for public employees.  I might agree that some reforms are needed.  Perhaps a minimum retirement age before one starts taking pension payments.  Maybe 60 or 62?  It is not like all the retirement is paid by taxpayers though.  State Public Employee Retirement Association members have paid into the funds as well.  One wonders if the Journal just wants the whole system scrapped.  After all, that is what they did when they cancelled their defined retirement program for Journal employees and stopped contributing to employee 401Ks.

This whole spy caper between the USA and Russia seems highly mundane.  Where is the gravitas?  Lots of photos of one attractive spy lady, but not much substance other than that.  Not like the old days for sure where congressional hearings, trials and executions were in order.  On both sides.  It once again indicates we already have a one world government and that is commerce.

Is it just me, or are there no decent movies this summer?  Nothing but special effects platforms.

It is Zucchini, Green Pepper and Tomato madness in our household.  The crops are coming in and I am going to turn red from eating vine ripened tomatoes.  We oven dry the surplus tomatoes and use them for pasta all winter.

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

There are no grown up movies this summer, for sure.