Saturday, December 27, 2008

Me and the Senate

Today's Link
Country Roads

Saying for the Day
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton

Picture of the Day
My Backyard

If I ever wanted to be a Senator without having to go through that annoying process of being voted on or having ever served in public office I know now it is impossible. There are three things that keep me out of the Senate.
1. I live in the wrong state.
I need to live in Illinois or New York
2. I don’t have enough money.
Illinois Senate seats don’t come cheap.
3. I have the wrong last name for New York.
Linna doesn’t cut it. You need to be a Kennedy
This is stuff they don’t teach in political science 101 .This is real life. This is the way the process really works.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Kivi & Maki had their big after Christmas sale yesterday. Well! It used to be called the day after Christmas Sale but yesterday they called it “ Jump Start the Economy Sale “. They had big signs in the window that said “ Economic Renewal Starts Here” , “ We Can Do It”, and “ Do Your Duty. SPEND!”. If it was any indication of where the economy is going the nation ois in deep trouble. Returns, it seems outnumbered sales almost two to one.
The traditional “After Christmas Sale” didn’t go any better over at Wink’s Woods. Business is so bad that Wink said he was thinking of taking the corporate jet to Washington and looking for a bail out. He was kidding, of course, he doesn’t have a corporate jet.
In reality the economy in Pigeon Falls is not really that bad. The mill is still running, the mine is working, the dairy cows are still producing milk, and tourists are still coming to see the ghost piano . Not many people lost money in the stock market crash because not many people had stocks. The real estate boom never got to Pigeon Falls so there was no real estate bust. The only people on the edge of bankruptcy are those who visit the big Indian Casino on a regular basis.
Sometimes being a poor little town has its advantages.

Wrap Up
Had planned on visiting Peter today but the fog here was really bad and it stayed all day. So I spent most of the day on the computer. I made some adjustments to my link list which is still too large. Then I visited every link on the list and left a comment on every blog that had a new entry since my last visit. That took a long time. Then I did some reading. Betty and Pennie ventured out into the fog late in the afternoon. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Melli said...

I'll back you for an Illinois seat! We'll pass the bucket and I bet we can get enough! Senator Linna... has a nice ring to it. Senator Pastor Dr. John Linna... The Reverend Senator Dr. John Linna... Well... we'll figure all that out later!

There IS a lot to be said for being a poor little small town... but I sure hope Wink's doesn't go under... that would be heart breaking!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Russell said...

I hope you had a GREAT Christmas!

I liked your choice of links today - Carla in Tennessee is a special person and has a very nice blog.

I agree with you totally about the Senate seat thing. If a person says something about Caroline Kennedy lacking things like experience and qualifications to be a Senator you almost have to duck the rocks that people throw at you!

I like the Kennedys a lot. I have been to their compound in Hyannis Port, stopped at the candy store John and the family took their kids to (and to which the owner said they were slow paying their bill!!) and followed the family pretty closely. I respect them a lot but still... Just a minute! Someone was throwing rocks at me! Heh!

Sounds like Pigeon Falls is a lot like the little town I live by!! And, yes, I have certainly walked many people into bankruptcy court who had a gambling habit -- and I was never so angry as when I saw the local Indian casino sending a fancy bus around to pick up the old people who were clutching their $20 bills.... (Grrrrr!) (Once this $20 is gone I will stop .... famous last words as they pull out a few more bills or use the ATM!)

Take care.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Finding Pam said...

Dr. John, I think you are too nice to become a senator. Although, an honest man like yourself, would be nice for a change.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Living on the Spit said...

I would totally vote for you Dr. John! Move to VA!

Or maybe I will move to Pigeon Falls...I would much rather be in a small town.

You are so funny...thanks for making me smile even though I still feel icky.


8:16 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

having an honest man like you in the Senate is just what this country needs! Wouldnt it be wonderful????

9:10 AM  
Blogger W. J. St. Christopher said...

Hi, Dr. John!

I very much enjoyed your 'Night of Christmas' poem and, as always, the frosty photos of billowing SNOW!

You're better off here, with us. Let the politicians play their games without you.

I hope the Linnas had a wonderful, snowy Christmas!

10:18 AM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

I hope you and the family had a great Christmas!

That is a beautiful picture of the day. The snow makes everything look so peaceful.

We rarely get snow in my area so I get excited and happy every time I see places covered in snow.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Alastair said...

Love the cartoon Dr John! I'd vote for you (I think I've said this before!) but I am disenfranchised by my location...

Hope you and Betty and the family had a great Christmas


2:45 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

You've been busy. Visiting all your links is, as you said, an all day task.

.. the senate. I believe that most people run or are appointed to office with good intentions but things get in the way.

6:14 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Dr John ~ You are living on the wrong side of the 49th Parallel, if you are Canadian and buddy with the Prime Minister you get your Senate Seat just like that. No questions asked.

Wishing you and Betty and the Family a Blessed Weekend.

6:38 PM  
Blogger It's All Good! said...

I totally agree with you on the running for office thoughts. Crazy but true. Unfortunately, precisely why our nation is in the condition it's in.
God bless,

6:45 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

That looks even worse than the photo I posted on my blog today. But at least you are supposed to have snow in your part of the world.

Still stuck in, hope to get out in the next day or so. Talk about cabin fever.

At least we still have power, so far.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

OMG ! what a lot of snow !!! I saw already on TV that some States are really "spoiled" with snow ! I can't remember having seen so much snow here !
You can always join the Belgian government (when it is not dismissed) it comes and goes this year at least 3 or 4 times. But with or without we live very well, lol ! I think we have become the joke of the world !

9:12 PM  
Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

Like you, I would have no chance to be a senator. For exactly the same reasons.

9:26 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

What beautiful snow:)
It makes Christmas a magical time.
Happy belated Christmas to you and Betty too..

11:08 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

I think we would all be better off moving into Pigeon Falls then but the scary dragons sound a bit off putting!

Happy New year! Not long now......... wonder what it will bring........?

2:50 AM  
Blogger PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

I hadn't thought about this before, but I have a last name that makes people smirk, so I guess I can't be senator either. But I don't have a problem with someone wanting to be senator. I just have a problem with them assuming that of course they can be senator.

8:11 PM  

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