INDECISION 2016

This blog needs a change of direction this morning.  It’s stale–in need of air-freshener or something.  Which is more important–number of views or likes?  I never figured that out.

Every subject I want to write about seems wrong–not worth the effort.  It’s hypoglycemia–that’s what I’m blaming.  After breakfast, things should go swimmingly.

There’s a building boom in the neighborhood.  Four new houses under construction–more coming.  We’re getting gas–not that kind of gas.  The kind that comes from a utility.  We’re out in the boondocks.  Does anybody say boondocks anymore?

Politics are important.  I don’t like to blog about politics.  Local media coverage is all abuzz.  This evening there’s a scheduled political rally for a particular Presidential candidate.  I’ll not mention his name.  You can guess on your own–and he doesn’t need free publicity from me.  Close to 40,000 are expected to attend–excluding myself.

I was at a political rally in the fall of 1975 for Gerald Ford.  Everybody knows how that election turned out.  Jimmy Carter won, mostly because of the backlash against Nixon and Watergate.  “Ford pardoned Nixon,” they said.

Jimmy Carter wasn’t exactly my favorite President.  I wish him well in his fight against cancer.  I think he’s a good man.  Him being a Southerner and all, was reflected in pop culture of the time.

His brother, Billy, was most likely an embarrassment.  There are probably more than a few cans of “Billy Beer” left on dusty antique store shelves.  Ironically, several Southern-flavored TV shows came out in prime-time–“Dukes of Hazzard,” and, the less popular, “Carter Country.”

It’s obscene the amount of money required to get elected to the Presidency.  I thought Super Bowl commercial time was expensive.  Campaign financing is a big part of the problem.  It’s the only government we have.  Let’s make the best of it.

Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

3 thoughts on “INDECISION 2016”

  1. Write about what you want to write about. Some people write a whole bunch at once and then schedule them 2 a day so that if they have writer’s block, they’re not stuck.

    That’s about all I know. 🙂

  2. Interesting about likes, views, etc. I remember reading once that “likes” were unimportant to the blogger, that readers need to make a comment as to why they like/dislike or whatever, the blog. For me, a like tells me that the viewer appreciated the blog, but didn’t necessarily have anything to say about it. Like already tells me that they found it interesting or informative or entertaining, and they don’t need to write that in a comment unless they want to expand for some reason.
    Also, people don’t have time to write comments about every blog they read, but likes tells the blogger that the reader is actually paying attention to your efforts.
    As for me reading your blogs, I like all of them, but I put likes only on those that I especially like because they have some meaning for me and make a comment if I really want to say something.
    I agree with the person above – write about whatever you want. It’s your blog and you have your own reasons for writing it. Someone out there will like it!

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