Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Back From The American Southwest...And Down In The Dumps

Take my advice--if you live in a cold-weather climate, do not travel the American Southwest in January. You'll never want to come back home.

As my wife and I traveled through Phoenix, the Nevada/California desert, Los Angeles, San Clemente, Palm Springs, and Twenty-Nine Palms, we kept getting reports of minus-zero wind chill back home. This made the sunny and 75-degree weather of southern California feel like bliss. We got lost in a "desert reverie" of dreamy days and glorious sunsets. Calm and warmth seeped into our pores.

Now we're back home, and the weather is as dreary as ever. January and February in the Midwest make me wonder why in god's name our forebears ever settled here. Didn't they know what they were in for? Yes, I know California is having floods right now, but they won't last. And it won't rain there again until June.

What's worse, Ted Kennedy's old seat has been taken over by a Republican. Now the bastards have enough votes to block health care reform. What has become of the world when you can't even count on Massachusetts any more?

It's going to be a long, cold winter.


Jack Jodell said...

I share your grief, Tim, but it's good to have you back. The Dems have got to stop this nonsense of going Republican Lite whever they hear the slightest Republican bark. It kills them at the polls every single time. Massachusetts was an absolute and unnecessary disaster!

Tim Fleming said...


Can you explain to me exactly what happened in Mass.? That seat was as safe for the Dems as Utah's Hatch is for the GOP.