Notes from all over
by GDA firstname.lastname@example.org
IIt was back from sunny California last week
for Edna and me. We had flown out to San Clemente on Thursday
for grandson Isaiah's graduation from high school. Yeah, I know
it is hard to believe that we have a grandson who is graduating
from high school, but it happened. Our daughter and son-in-law,
Jodi and Warren, along with our two granddaughters, Olivia and
Zoe, flew out with us to our son Guy and wife Julie's place. Our
other granddaughter, Gabrielle, was happy to see us.
The graduation was Friday morning at the private Catholic school and there were 387 graduates. The ceremony only took an hour and 20 minutes, including the handing out of diplomas. They were organized.
We spent the rest of the weekend going to the beach, checking out a boat show, going to a pier and enjoying my son's swimming pool.
Now, I did notice something extraordinary out there as all good newspapermen would. The Californians don't seem to drive many pickups, unlike in northeastern Minnesota. They have these little puddle jumpers that are imported. Their freeways are really slow-moving parking lots.
That was hard to adjust to after driving on our roads up north.
California has a high sales tax rate of 10 percent, but they are still $16 billion in debt. I am not sure, but it seems like their state language is Spanish. Of course, California routinely goes for the Democrats, so what could you expect, especially with "Moon Beam" Brown as their governor?
The weather was great although the temperatures were only three degrees warmer than those in northeastern Minnesota. They don't have a lot of greenery. Brown seems to be the predominant color.
So, when Edna and I came back to Minnesota with its trees and green everything, plus all its lakes, it was a good time. We may have cold weather, but we do have four seasons.
It was good to get home.
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Our reluctant president is having a tough time. Even the liberal newspapers have had it with his non-governing style and his apparent breaking of laws. He admits he is lazy and he admits he circumvents the laws.
Now the comedians are taking him to task for all the problems he has, such as the wiretaps of media, the IRS probing the Republican Tea Party, Benghazi, and who knows what else.
I like the following statement from Jay Leno, "The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree .and think 25 to life could be appropriate."
Heck, he may have to take time off from his big parties, trips and golf outings to actually try and govern this country.
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The following quote is from our third president, Thomas Jefferson. "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
We should learn from our history, but we won't.
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Have a good week and don't worry, our Minnesota legislators aren't in session.