Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 102

On Politics
I never thought I would see the day when Democrats have more concern about decreasing spending than Republicans do about raising revenues.

It’s time for the Democrats to call the GOP bluff, thus fail to raise the debt ceiling. Let’s see if Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) is right.

Regarding Michelle Bachmann, as her campaign seems to be gaining steam, let us not forget that the key to winning an election is winning the center. Oh – I forget – That doesn’t matter in the Republican primary. I’m cheering for Bachmann! I said cheering, not voting.

Meanwhile, as Bachmann continues to capture Nincompoop supports, The Nincompoop continues on her quest to be the Tea Party’s Oprah – thus I’m anxiously awaiting the first issue of Sarah on the stands and the launching of Palinpalooza: the all-Palin all-the-time network.

Over in Capitol Hill’s House Chamber, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) completes his first six months without a jobs bill. To quote Mr. Speaker, “Where are the jobs?”

As Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continue to ask President Obama to lead, I ask, “Don’t we elect representatives and senators to lead?” Oh – I forgot – the follow their party!

Here’s an interesting website: Costs of War

On Potpourri
Cheerios recently turned 70! No wonder one of every eight box of cereal sold is Cheerios. Wow! It takes 3,115,524,416 Cheerios to circle our planet.

Loyal reader and commenter John loves cars, so here’s a link for John.

Doing my shoulder exercises continues to improve my shoulder, so I am to be able to golf this fall.

As the Cincinnati Reds continue not meet the expectations of many, much of what I wrote on this Opening Day post will explain their troubles.

The project is going well, but I miss my daily interactions with readers here and on the blogs of others. Even posting three times a week, I’m still not keeping up with responding to comments here. Thanks to those who keep coming back and for understanding my general absence. I encourage others to visit many of the fine bloggers in my sidebar.

On a final note, Fourth of July 2011 gives us a long weekend. As those of us with adolescent minds think of other variations of George Cohan’s Yankee Doodle Dandy, I enjoyed this video. Have a safe weekend!