Sunday, January 06, 2008


Sunny - Hi 52 Lo 31 for Baghdad, Iraq
Rain - Hi 50 Lo 37 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Evening Showers - Hi 57 Lo 52 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Home, Foo Fighters

As you know, Foo Fighters are one of my favorite bands. This song from their latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace is the last track on the album. I have to say this is probably their most sophisticated work to date. If you enjoy the loud screaming Dave Grohl... the first track, The Pretender as well as Erase/Replace will get your pulse racing. They have stretched their reach and like anyone that gets older... their range and interests have grown and thankfully it is reflected in this album. The lyrics to Home forever speak to that emptiness we all carry at one time or another... Whether it is being far from home and yearning to be there... or whether thoughts of a loved one lost, be it through break up, just losing touch, a fight, or death... this song speaks to that longing- of looking back, of looking forward... of being home...


Happy New Year.

Did you watch the Iowa Caucus? You know Hillary is just pissed. I have not decided who I'm going to vote for yet-- and to be perfectly frank, I have only been listening with one ear. I mean really--- we have been listening to this for how long? When are the elections? Com' on! In any event, I still believe the Republicans have the strongest bench. It will get ugly on the Republican side as the field of contenders gets culled. Conservatives and those right of center are passionate about the person they are supporting. It appears to be that way on the Democrat bench as well. Weaknesses are obvious in all the Republican candidates and overall, I think each one is better than anyone offered on the Democrat side. But that is a pretty woosy way for me to draw a line in the sand... huh? Yeah, I know. Depending on the moment... I am leaning toward Thompson or Romney and at times Giuliani. If Thompson wins the nomination and must face Hillary- I think he can win. If he faces Obama... I'm not so sure... Thompson has the tendency of looking old and sluggish and that will be even more exaggerated if up against Obama. If the match is against Hillary... I really think anyone on the Republican bench will beat her. I think people don't want to hear her screeching voice or that maniacal forced laugh for 4 years.... Gawd, I know I don't...

Fred Thompson: I think when it is all said and done, we are projecting our need for Fred to be our new Ronald Wilson Reagan. Although Fred has a lot of charisma and appears to be a man of integrity... we will never see the likes of Ronald Reagan again.

Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney is squeaky clean. He is a member of LDS and there are still those that won't vote for him because of that. He is a man of character. He is a family man-- his family is the American dream ideal. He is a good businessman.

Rudy Giuliani: Rudy Giuliani loves a good fight. I MUST see him in a debate with Hillary... That will be fantastic. We know he was a great prosecutor. We know he cleaned up NYC when he was mayor. We know he stood strong and father like when our nation was brought to her knees.

Duncan Hunter: I think Duncan Hunter is ideally my first choice. But I don't think he has a snowman's chance in hell.

Regardless, of who I want, I will support the Republican ticket.... and Gawd help me... that includes McCain or Paul...

Here is what is important to me-The war against terrorism, securing our borders, a strong military, and lowering our taxes. I am NOT interested in having a Nanny State where Uncle Sam believes me to be to ignorant and incapable of making my own decisions... that includes Social Security, health care and unreal... my mortgage...

I think that covers it.


Wish I were with you
I couldn't stay
Every direction
Leads me away
Pray for tomorrow
But for today

All I want is to be home

Stand in the mirror
You look the same
Just lookin' for shelter
From cold and the pain
Someone to cover
Safe from the rain

All I want is to be home

Echoes and silence

Patience and grace

All of these moments
I'll never replace
No fear of my heart
Absence of faith

All I want is to be home

All I want is to be home

People I've loved
I have no regrets
Some I remember
Some I forget
Some of them living
Some of them dead

All I want is to be home

Have a great week everyone!

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