Government Takeover of Cheeseburgers

Now those bureaucrats in Washington are going to force us to be informed about how many calories are in our Big Macs and Double-Quad Bakonator triple cheeseburgers.

I’d like to start a campaign to “Take back our menu!”, but uhm, my Doctor says I need to trim my waistline, reduce my intake of fat grams and reduce carbohydrates at the same time.  Who would have thought my own family doctor is part of the great conspiracy?

But there’s another reason I’m not going to start a crusade to defend the beleaguered burger.  I think our political discourse is already too confrontational.  There’s too much name calling and hysteria out there.

Would it strike you as odd if the news reported on “Gandhi Militia” who called themselves “patriots” and were determined to murder police officers?

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t like domestic terrorists calling themselves Christians.  Do you think we could sue them for brand infringement?

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Kenny D

I don’t have a lot to say this week. Last week we had a memorial service for my cousin Kenny D, who died in an automobile accident. We were pretty close, because he stayed with our family for a while after his mother died when he was about two years old. I was about thirteen at the time, give or take a couple of years.

Jacks Fork

Kenny later spent hAlley Springis childhood years living with his father and his new family on the Jack’s Fork river, which is a few miles from the Current River where our family recently vacationed.

If you haven’t been checking the other pages; there are some new items on the NEWS page; and I’m still waiting for help with your recommendations on the RESOURCES page.

One of my students reminded me of an article I read a few years back about a one-legged bicycle courier who makes his living in the traffic of New York City. The article about Dexter Benjamin is very inspiring, here.

Dexter Benjamin