Last night Bobbi and I went to see the movie "Our Idiot Brother." It is about trust and honesty and was a sweet little comedy with no violence or special effects. A real change.
Now, I would like to be honest about my feelings on the Obama administration. Yesterday, I opined that I probably would not vote for him again. I am being honest about that, but the qualifying word is probably. Some commenters brought up issues like Supreme Court vacancies being filled by republicans in the next term. That is pretty terrifying. But I will not send money or volunteer for Obama unless he starts doing things really differently. Of course I am a person who is concerned with public land issues, water issues, energy issues and climate change. There is not exactly a great track record by Obama on any of these and energy and climate especially. I also just can not stand his appeasement of the rightwing. It is cowardly. So, how is he any different than a republican so far? Isn't it easier to fight a real opponent than someone who is supposedly a friend?
This is not a silly thought process. I know others who think this way and it is tragic.
On another issue of honesty, I am seriously suggesting that the Albuquerque Journal acquire a new editor. I say this because after talking with many folks in the know it appears that the Publisher, Tom Lang, is no longer really involved in the paper. So it is the editor calling the shots. Mostly for the right wing. I am tired of seeing the once respectable paper being turned over to the Rio Grande Foundation and their oil and gas industry funders. Today the neo con group had their second major oped in a week. This time they want to shut down the Rail Runner. The column ended with a statement that the only good thing in the economy right now is the oil and gas industry. So of course they don't want to see public transportation.