Severe weather conditions--tornadoes, floods. Killings--shooting on LA campus, shooting in MO. Is there any doubt that guns should be more tightly restricted or eliminated? Explosions in Savannah, GA? Money? The lack of? Larry King just discussed in tonight's segment the benefits of the tax rebate. One panelist replied that the government would be adding to the national debt, the recipient would spend it at Wal-Mart who, in turn, would pay China. POINT! Have you checked the labels on the things you buy? Everything is made in China.
I need to make a correction to my blog on the tornadoes which struck TN this week. I said Fayette, not far from here, but the city receiving the horrendous damage was LaFayette, north of Nashville. The rescue of the 11-month-old baby who was thrown 100 yards and received no significant injury is miraculous, indeed.
My thanks to everyone who inquired about my safety. I see where there is a class on earthquake preparedness being offered this month. Add that to my list of worries. I'm not far from Reelfoot (link in a previous blog). Here's hoping that Mother Nature won't add that to her plans until I'm long gone. Think I'm going to install a weather station like this one:
And lest you think Ripley is a small, sleepy town (which it is), "The Big Rip" has the same type of crime as the larger cities. You name it--they've got it. Everything from robbery, assault, drugs, and, horrors, child pornography. Not just possessing it but producing it. The woman videotaped her partner's sexual relations with an 8-year-old girl. I almost dropped my teeth when I saw that one in the newspaper. The couple's federal appeal of their sentence was denied. Good enough.
And bling? Ripley has bling! A young man walked into Wally World the other night, with eyes as red as cherries, adorned with this over-sized white and yellow gold necklace and bracelet. The necklace was as big as a Hawaiian lei. And so obviously fake. The kicker? He works at Wally World on the third shift (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Now, I ask you: If you are required to take a pee test as a term of employment, would you come into the store, at any time, obviously under the influence? Pu-leeeze! If you've got it like that, you don't need to work at Wally World. To his credit, he showed up for work, on time, minus the bling. LOL!