cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
If we could look into the future and learn the outcome of our decisions before we implemented those decisions, would we do so? If we did see the outcome, would we persist even if the outcome was not desirable?
The third edition will begin with Rep. Wasserman's response since Senator Darling batted lead-off last edition:
I just read the 2007 version of this Memorial Day Blog once again. Not a lot has changed except that we may be even further polarized politically than we were a year ago. That is to be expected when we find ourselves in the midst of presidential campaigning, fighting an economic slowdown, watching fuel and food prices escalate almost daily...and as we watch flags in our village and state being flown at half-staff.
There seems a very real sense in our community that bodes ill if the school board decides to pursue a re-vote on the same bonding issue from the spring election this fall.
We are, by all signs, involved in an oil cost run-up driven by demand being greater than supply. It is exacerbated for us Americans because our monetary policy has seen an intentional softening of the dollar (our money is worth less than other peoples' money, so it takes more of it to buy a barrel of crude oil). I paid $4.20 per gallon yesterday with the price of crude oil standing at about $130 +/- per barrel. Predictions of crude oil prices of $150 per barrel or more are seen or heard regularly now. And, the cost of oil could well be higher than that by year-end.