Friday night/Saturday morning about 2:30 a.m. it was raining when Paloma puppy needed a wee break. I figured it would be short since it was raining and lightning. WRONG. She wanted to sniff the yard, so I found myself out in the rain in the middle of the night running around trying to catch her to get her back inside. Then she was up again at 5 a.m. so I had an early day, courtesy of that little mess.Today was tax day for me. I'm one of those "last minute" tax filers. It is one of those things no one would do if it wasn't required. But taxes pay for things we need like roads and security for one of the best lifestyles in the world so we shouldn't complain so much about having to do it. I had a good year after finishing my political run and my opponent resigned from Congress, so i can't complain.
Sunday marks 60 years that Joe Robinson broke the color barrier by playing his first pro baseball game. We have come a long way since then, but then we really haven't. Between people like Don Imus and Rappers both degrading women (among others), the situation is still poor and needs to be improved - for blacks, women Hispanics and others who have not been given due respect. We need fewer people like this influencing children.
Then we have the World Bank President giving his girlfriend a raise that exceeds the YEARLY income of most people. Mr. Wolfowitz is degrading the World Bank and U.S. integrity. It is another form of abuse of power and downright wrong. He should also go...
Hurricane season is coming. I've been focusing on getting people protected with XO Armor - because it will be too late once a storm starts rolling our way. Some buildings are putting in 24/7 operations centers that need it - entire buildings need it. One manager of a downtown skyscraper said it would cost $1 million to do the entire building - yet the damages to just one prestigious law firms in that building could easily exceed that if records and documents are destroyed when windows break from debris strikes and high winds..
Things are revving up. I'm off to Iowa soon for a family event, one of the few visitors to that key state who is NOT running for President in 2008. LOL.