Well, I slacked off on vacation. I went on a personal news blackout, and not surprisingly, there wasn't a whole lot to bitch about.
I took the northern route through Canada on my drive. I like the drive especially the great lakes and rivers I cross on the way there. I'm so used to the "dingy" Atlantic, that the pure blue of the water is shocking. And it's all (mostly) drinkable with a filtering and a boil.
I did take my BOB with me, in case something really bad went down when I was 700+ miles and 60ish gallons of gas away from home. I'm back so all is well, but it was comforting to have it. Glad customs didn't search the car, they might have figured out I'm a "right wing extremist" or whatever I'm labeled as. Now that I think of it, why did I need to get a passport to get back into my own damn country? bah!
I did notice all the border guys were wearing tons of body armor. I thought the American customs agents looked positively comical in their faux combat gear. No webbing, but the boots, and black BDU's and flack vests. The Americans were armed to the teeth with 9mm pistols, the Canadians had body armor over their old, blue uniforms. no guns for the Canadians.
Looks like more of the same shit while I was gone. The messiah is going to make us bend over and take the obamacare right in the pucker.
They figured out who made the obamajoker poster. whoop-dee-doo. The MSM said nothing intelligent, even the Michael Vick 60 minute interview was a complete pillow fight. bleh. Ask the hard questions you sissies.
I've added another blog to the role call "The Coming Depression" not bad, they link to articles all over. I find the perspective a bit heavy on the doom and gloom, but it does give a good feed of information you can use in making up your own mind.
Last night I went fishing on the ocean again with my brother. It has been a long, long time since I was on the water. I didn't realize how much I missed it. We didn't catch squat, but it was relaxing - a perfect nightcap before I had to come to work again.