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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


     I am a New England Patriots fan. I have been a fan since the days of my youth when the Patriots stunk. Unless you have been living in a remote cave, my beloved Patriots lost to the ill mannered, trash talking New York Jets. Well, last Sunday the Jets were served a heaping serving of Karma. They played the Pittsburg Steelers and seemed to have trouble getting out of their own way. They lost, much to my enjoyment and satisfaction. The Jets again fall one win short of going to the Super Bowl. Too sad!
     The winter here in New Hampshire has been colder than recent winters. We also have had a bumper crop of snow. Our doghouse in the back yard is almost completely buried. My beloved SWMBO and I burn wood pellets to supplement our primary source of heat, oil fired forced hot water. Our supply of pellets was becoming dangerously low so on Wednesday I ordered a pallet of 40 pound bags. The least amount that I was able to purchase was a ton and a half...75 bags. 
     I was promised that they would be delivered on the following Monday. I looked at our supply of pellets, we were down to about 10 bags. I figured that we had just enough to make it until Monday. On Monday I received a phone call from the pellet people and they tell me that due to a problem with the delivery truck the pellets won't be delivered until Wednesday, today. We were on our next to last bag of pellets when the delivery truck arrived. Hallelujah! We won't freeze to death...we have warmth! It took me a hour and a half to stack the ton and a half of pellets, one bag at a time. That's my exercise for the day.

     Last night President Obama gave his State of the Union speech. I did not vote for President Obama and I strongly disagree with his governing philosophy. However, I have to say that I don't think that President Obama is evil...I just think that he is wrong. I respect him as our president despite my disagreements with him. I believe him to be a good, decent man. I look to him to set the tone of civil discourse that he called for during his recent speech in Tucson, AZ.
     I think that our elected representatives should stand on principle, argue vigorously where they disagree, however, they should be very careful not to ascribe impure motives to their opponents. It's the "disagree without being disagreeable" thing. I believe the vast majority of Congressmen and Senators do the hard, tedious work to gain office to make this Nation better. Although I strongly disagree with many of them, I do respect them for their service.  May God bless them and give them the wisdom to honor Him and to discharge their duties prudently and to the betterment of their constituents and our Nation.


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