Lots of adjectives to describe this weekend. None more then melancholy that its over, but probably the two that most come to mind as I sit back and think about the weekend are interesting and grateful.
I’ll start with the interesting. Yesterday it seems that the President was in town, glad handing and drumming up support for his attempt at re-election. This wouldn’t be out of the ordinary except that yesterday as he was making his way from Melbourne to West Palm Beach he was was stopping at seemingly random businesses to speak with patrons and establishment owners. One of his stops was about a mile as the crow flies from my home to some local restaurant bar. The police activity, secret service convoy, Obama’s motorcade, helicopters is a sight to see, once you get over the fact its a complete damned catastrophe waiting to happen. Traffic is stopped in all directions within a mile of wherever the President decides to jump out for his photo opportunity. Its interesting to see the logistics to move this guy around and at what costs to the communities and people around him to do it. Yesterday during his movement one of the poor bastard motorcycle police whom was attempting to “Stop” traffic on interstate 95 (yes you read that right, stop traffic on Interstate 95) was creamed by a pickup truck and subsequently DRT. (Dead Right There) President Obama’s thoughts are with his family of course!
What else is interesting to me is how and at what establishments the President decides to randomly stop in and visit. The news and White House would have you believe that the President while traveling through the region to kill some time just decides to pull off the road here and there all willy nilly to shake hands and kiss babies. I call bullshit on that every day till Sunday. Secret service knows all about these stops well in advance. Secret service even calls the establishments owners forty minutes prior and announce that the President will be stopping in. This is all logical and fine.
To me this tells you a little about the establishment the President is visiting. Do you think the President, during his most crucial re-election campaign, would just stop in to visit a business owner who is a through and through republican? Or maybe a business owner whom is trying to figure out how in the hell he/she is going to afford to pay for mandatory healthcare with all the bells and whistles under Obamacare and remain in business? No, this tells me one thing. The particular places President Obama decides to stop in and visit, are staunch supporters of his. I’ll even go so far as to say, I’d bet a million internet bucks that these business owners have made $$$ contributions to Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that being the case, it just for me it shines these businesses in a different light. It could be argued that this President is the most polarizing President we as a nation have had in a very long time. There are those that say, President Obama will clearly unseat former President Jimmy Carter as the worst President the nation has had in modern times. I tend to agree personally which is why I don’t see how some of these local business can support such a threat to simple free market enterprise as this President.
Lastly in the interesting department it was posed to me in conversation, what would I have done if I was a local business owner and President Obama just showed up. It’s a good question to ponder. I maintain that President Obama wouldn’t just show up to my business, his intel and recon would know that I am not a democrat, nor a supporter of his. However if he did come into my establishment how would I react to him? I wouldn’t turn him away, he is the President for Christ’s sake. As a Marine, he’s the commander in chief. Good or bad he’ll get his due respect the office in which he holds deserves from me. All things being equal, he wouldn’t be getting much of a photo opportunity with me and if given the chance, respectfully told nor my vote.
Enough interesting, lets discuss grateful.
I was also grateful this weekend. I got a chance to get breakfast / lunch with some friends Saturday. We hung for a few hours discussing such important topics as fishing, motorcycles, food, the annual Christmas party, and how and when to fly in fresh crawdads from Louisiana this spring for a serious boil.
I am grateful because these friends as are most of mine, are on the board of directors of this internet content conglomerate that is What’s up Brock. While this blog is still young and in its infancy, it helps me to get feedback and direction from folks who are regularly reading what I am typing. So far everything is positive and the general consensus is to keep going, give them more more more. Not a problem there at all. I got some ideas for content and spreading the sickness to the masses. I am excited to see where this goes. So far as I stated earlier the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I haven’t even gotten to the hunting and killing or tools and horsepower yet. Furthermore you know I haven’t reached the end of the internet toilet flush of having a lack of content or ideas yet because we all know that ace in the hole is tits and porn. I am a long way from playing that card. I hope. Not that I would. Well tits and porn are ok. Wait, I am supposed to be making and thinking about what kind of brand I am creating here. I want all people to read and enjoy this site. Thongs, panties, (shut up devil).
Lets close this up before my head explodes.
Be good to each other. We get back what we give out and if you cant be with the one you love, then love the one you’re with.
Come here Lucas!