Yes, the sign says “FREE”. It’s a little hard to see because, although there was enough light, I am always just a wee bit nervous about taking photooos of stuff in people’s yards. For one thing, is it legal? I do think that its legal for me to photograph something in someone’s yard from a public street. But then there’s the whole what if they see me thing? Anyway, I took a blurry photooo and…

I do not have a clue about what the sign means. Did these people vote for Obama with the huge hope that he would solve all of the problems of the world, or at least our country and have buyers’ remorse? Or did they use the Obama/Biden sign to shore up the “FREE” sign to indicate that there were free items in the box below it? It’s hard to tell here on the Planet Ann Arbor. We are known as a rather liberal-progressive town but not *everybody* here is that (I am not, or not exactly) and so, whatever. The sign was not there this morning but I did have to deal with a damn skunk a few doors down from my house. Anyway…

I voted for Obama. I am a skeptic from the get-go and didn’t buy into the whole hope thing. I liked Obama’s approach and I don’t like that the Republican party (and I have voted for quite a few Republicans in the past) seems to have abandoned science and women’s [and children’s] rights.

I don’t think of Obama (or any president) as a savior in any way. But he inherited the horrible economic situation that we are living through these days. I more or less predicted the housing/mortgage crisis back in the late 1990s. I could not figger how so many people were able to buy McMansions. Or why the banks were giving them mortgages. It happened and I don’t think there are too many individuals who could lead our country out of the mess it is in. I am very unhappy that there has not been a bi-partisan effort to deal with this very difficult issue.

Good night. There is a tornado *watch* going on here and I am hearing thunder. No earthquakes, thank you very much.

Love you all,
Kayak Woman

2 Responses to “Idling”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Very well-said. My husband is in construction and I was saying the same things about overbuilding and overdeveloping and that the bottom was going to fall out. Chicken Little? People seem to have convenient memories about how badly this country was crashing when Obama took over. They also forget that we were promised that there would be WMD found in Iraq and that that war wouldn’t cost us anything because it would be paid for with oil revenues. HA HA. I’m cursed with a very good memory which can be a royal pain in the arse.

  2. Tonya Watkins Says:

    I actually contributed to his campaign today! It’ll make me feel OK about ignoring all the gazillions of requests in my email inbox for a while.