Hey it’s Terrific Tuesday again! How’s everything in your neck of the woods?
I am feeling kind of punk today, kind of under the weather, the wind perhaps. I hate wind. It is my least favorite part about winter in Virginia and by cracky, this is a bit soon to be getting the blast of wind. Maybe this is an ill wind blowing?
Yesterday the wind blew everything around on my porch. I had to rescue my American flag on the front porch as it snapped and popped. You ever notice how noisy a flag is? The big ones at companies and stores can really make a racket especially if they are on a chain.
Mostly, I just hate to hear it blow. Blow, blow, blow, rattle, whistle, and hum. It also shakes my house when the gusts get bad enough. I live on a bald hill where the wind blows all year to some degree of “knots.”
I would love to dot my fields with wind turbines and think I could help with the power solutions of the future, but alas wind power is not set up for the small timer like me. It is set up for the corporate giant more for them and less for me.
Speaking of blowing wind, is it just my opinion or has the stimulus money only helped the major players? Was that a waste of energy to say it was going to help everyone? How could it not help the State of Virginia? Every time I think about what has happened to Botetourt Correctional Center and Rockbridge Juvenile Center, I become very annoyed. I don’t like the way the wind has blown from Richmond and the Governor’s office at all. Wind direction change here, but my husband has been full time unemployed for over a year now resorting to several part time jobs when he can find them. Stimulus money has done nothing to help him find a job or create one in his industry. Fed Chairman Bernake says there are signs of recovery in many sectors but don’t count on jobs being created. Well, duh. Better how? How many thousands of jobs were eliminated? Which way is the wind blowing and what do I smell! It comes from the male version of the bovine, I think.
So blow, blow, blow. Wind from the north, hot air from Washington and Richmond. At least tell us the truth about what is going on out there. You can say things are improving in the recession but jobs aren’t going to come back and well like the horrible old winter wind, your voices ring hollow. I ain’t so stupid you know, even if that is what you are counting on when you make the Chairman of the Fed say its all getting better.
If there are no jobs for the millions of unemployed, then how will it get better? it blows me away.
See ya next week!