Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Please Note

Discussions and comments about "The Pregnancy" will not appear on this site.

Such trivia is distasteful, irrelevant and a meaningless distraction.

The real issues are being obscured by the fate of a girl in Alaska, who a week ago was anonymous.

The real issues in this American election are War, health care, education, housing, mortgages, productivity, jobs and pride.


Here's a better summary:

"Our nation is in trouble on two fronts. The American dream is under siege at home, and America’s leadership in the world has been weakened. Middle-class and low-income Americans are hurting — with incomes declining; job losses, poverty and inequality rising; mortgage foreclosures and credit card debt increasing; health care coverage disappearing; and a very big spike in the cost of food, utilities and gasoline.

“And our position in the world has been weakened by too much unilateralism and too little cooperation, by a perilous dependence on imported oil, by a refusal to lead on global warming, by a growing indebtedness and a dependence on foreign lenders, by a severely burdened military, by a backsliding on global nonproliferation and arms control agreements, and by a failure to consistently use the power of diplomacy, from the Middle East to Africa to Latin America to Central and Eastern Europe.”

That was Bill Clinton at the Democratic Convention last Wednesday.

The fortunes of one family in Anchorage haven't changed those priorities.

Talk to me about the election. Talk about Palin, McCain, Obama, Biden, housing, race, money, Iraq, Iran, jobs.

But the "P" word will go unheeded in these pages.

Chet Atkins Plays Scott Joplin