I have all these things I have been wanting to blog about lately that I have not. With the kids starting school (and out due to a tropical storm that never threatened) and my last week of freedom for a while, I have been trying to get things in order.
On Monday I start doing something I may tell you about later, but not until I get a feel for it. Also, I have been staying away from controversial subjects like church, theology and politics (esp. politics) due to some job searching. The last thing I want someone to think is that I have an opinion or political bent.
Of course, from a pure hose racing point-of-view, it has been fun to watch this thing so far. I may have something to say soon.
However, I will tell you about one thing kind of political. A friend of mine invited me to a screening of the film I.O.U.S.A. and town hall simulcast on Thursday. The film has been described as a financial Inconvenient Truth, showing the absolute meltdown this nation is headed towards because of our out-of-control spending (war, health care, social security, etc.), lack of revenue (tax cuts), trade deficit and the amount of debt owned by other countries.
While the film is a bit dry much of the time, the crisis cannot be overstated. As the makers said, the facts are not left or right, Democrat or Republican. The solutions can be bipartisan or fought about. But, we no longer sit around and let Washington do nothing but mortgage the future of our nation and our kids. Of course, the main crises is a deficit in political leadership. We have seen that lately and may in the next administration.
The hope of the filmmakers is to get people to talk about this issue and expect their politicians to actually talk about this and do something statesman-like instead of worrying about the next election only. One speaker said the potential is worse than any crises we could face short of a terrorist with a nuclear bomb.
anyway, here is the site and a review. Also, here is the trailer.