Thursday, January 21, 2010

View From The Ditch Bank

TICK----What does that word conjure up for you? I hope the next thought you had was Tock. I like the sound of a ticking clock. When you arise in the morning, and it is still, before everything gets busy for the day, the ticking of a Big Ben clock on the bed side table, or a clock on a mantle, or even a Grandfather clock donging the half hour and the hour. The ticking of a clock in the still of the evening, while sitting on a covered porch, in the still of a country evening, reading a book, or the evening paper, before retiring for the night. Just something soothing about the ticking of a clock. Of course, if you are a rancher, like my Grandfather and father were, or my two Jerry friends who ranch in the general area of where I now live, the word tick can mean a blood sucking parasite, a little bug that can cause problems for the cattle. There is one other type of tick; without the k it becomes a tic and add poli and, well, see the rancher statement. I was as few months to young to vote for John Kennedy, but I would have, had I been old enough. I probably would have voted for Robert Kennedy, had Sirhan not got involved. I never would have voted for Edward, though, and was happy to see Mr. Brown win that seat in the Senate. I also liked the things he said. That he was a Republican who could vote with the Democrats, IF, and I repeat If, he agrees with their agenda. He also weighed in on the health care bill, saying that he felt there should be reform, but not in the form it now is in. I agree, and said so in a past post. I am glad to see the stranglehold, or the dynasty, or what ever you want to call it, of the Kennedy name broken. I could do a long post of my dislike for Edward, but I am old enough to just say Mary Jo and a River, and those of you old enough to remember will know what I'm talking about. If you don't know, google it. I read an article in the Boston Globe and will repeat this paragraph; "Brown's election foiled efforts by the Massachusetts Democrats to keep the US Senate seat in the party. The Legislature changed the law in 2004, fearing that Governor Mitt Romney would appoint a Republican if Senator John Kerry won the presidency. They changed the law again several months ago, allowing Governor Deval Patrick to temporarily appoint Paul G. Kirk to the seat. Kirk, a Democrat, will remain in place until Brown is sworn in." Now, that is the type of tic's I don't like. The politick's. OK so it's been going on for century's. I still don't like it. Wouldn't it be nice if the Tic's and the cattle ticks would be more like the ticks that started this post. Aw! soothing. And that's the View From The Ditch Bank


  1. Here's hoping the tick Romney doesn't get something up somewhere and decide this is a sign he should run again. Or I may change religions until he's (again) defeated...

  2. Well, whether he runs again or not is his decision, but if he did I would vote for him depending on his opponent or the issues at the time, but not because of his religion. As a business man and a multi millionair, I feel he would be a better treasury secretary or something on that order than as president, but in any case, he would represent his church much better than Harry Reid. That is my uneducated opinion


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