Some random thoughts on the passing scene:
President Obama’s approval rating continues to sink as more and more Americans realize the true value of his many promises. A lot of people are so used to hearing politicians make empty promises that they no longer pay attention.
There is inordinate amount of finger-pointing going on these days. The blame game seems to be the latest escape. Throw enough BS at it and the smell will keep most folks away. Allow me to join in.
As my normal writing mode leans heavily on the political, and tends to inflame some normally fine folks, this work will attempt to describe a topic which offends a bit less. I offer no guarantees.
Thumbs Up to Allan Chaney; Thumbs Up to preserving woodland;Thumbs Down to wind farms killing eagles, other birds
USA Today recently reported that the United States for the first time in 20 years produced more oil than it imported. Domestic oil production is at a 24-year high while foreign oil imports are at a 17-year low. Increased oil production is a major reason that gasoline prices are staying down plus stabilizing world crude oil prices.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love turkey, dressing, and cranberry salad. I love our gathering of nearly 30 family and friends for Thanksgiving lunch at our house.
This week is often a hectic one. We have been either traveling to visit family and friends or preparing an enormous, labor-intensive meal. Some of us will begin the shopping marathon of Black Friday that has evolved into gray Thursday evening.
Continuing an Enterprise tradition of providing historical looks at holidays, below is the first U.S. proclamation, issued by George Washington in 1789, calling for a day of national Thanksgiving:
For the second time this month, a Senate committee has failed to pass legislation designed to put the U.S. Postal Service back on sound financial footing.
It was a messy day for traveling on Tuesday and from indications later in the day, today was not going to be much better, especially in areas where the rains turned to traffic-snarling snow.
Regarding the Kilby Hotel ruins: Even if the Guilford County Historic Preservation Committee had extended the period by six years or six decades or six centuries, the building will eventually be torn down if only because no one can find a need or a use for it.