Tuesday, October 22, 2013



1. Obama Care.  I have posted my opinion of President Obama in past posts. I have also posted my opinion of the Obamacare AKA The Health Care act.  Therefore I am not going to get into that in this post, except to say this.  On the news this morning, they had a clip of President Obama saying that the Health Care web site is not working, but the Health Care law is.  The news cast continued on to say that even though the web site is not working, the law still is, therefore, those who have not signed up, who should have, will still be fined. There is something wrong with this picture. 

2. Bringing home the Bacon.  How many times do we hear that phrase?  Often.  But, is there an obsession with bacon lately.  Now, I like bacon with breakfast.  I also like BLT sandwichs.  But, it seems that every where we turn lately, there is a food fixed with bacon.  I DO NOT want bacon on my hamburger.  I do not want bacon fried in a strip with my hot cakes. And the last straw ( although it probably won't be ) is I sure don't want a strip of bacon wrapped around my pecan sticky bun. Really something wrong with this picture.

3.  I was raised in the country, and one of the chores I had was to do the evening milking.  Yes, I milked the family milk cow.  I even milked a goat for a time. I didn't like milking the goat.  But, I understand the process of milking.  Have you seen the commercial for the alternative milk.  Called, I believe, Silk.  Almond milk.  Now, i just have to ask the question.  How do you milk an Almond.  I understand milking a cow, or even a goat, but an Almond.  There is something wrong with this picture.

Stay tuned for more pictures that leave you scratching your head in wonder.  And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK

Saturday, October 12, 2013


WHY AM I HOLDING MY BREATH THIS TIME? Well, I really am not.  As I write this, Congress is on a long weekend off.  Monday is Columbus Day, so they won't be back to work until Tuesday. At this time the government is shut down.  Well, partially shut down.  Republicans and Democrats are fighting each other over money.  What to pay for, and raising the debt ceiling and Obama care.  The House, as is their responsibility, has passed a budget, kinda, but the Senate has rejected it, saying that the House has left out key peices of legislation.  Legislation that will fund Obama care, which the House don't like and want's to dispose of.  The House has said, lets get the government back to work, and then discuss the health care plan. The Senate, and the President said no.  Pass a budget to fund it, along with the government.  All or nothing.  So far it is not all, nor is it nothing.  And every one has an opinion, including me.  Of course, mine is the one that counts, at least as far as this blog post is concerned.  Now, there are a lot of things in the health care plan that I don't like, primarily the provision that says a person will be fined if they don't buy into the program.  There are some things I do like, such as people here to fore uninsurable can now get insurance.  And people with pre existing conditions can now not be turned down for insurance.  That being said, we will have to wait and see what happens.  But I'm not holding my breath.  Will an agreement be reached by the members of congress, the government put back to work, the debt ceiling raised, the health care web site fixed, and a bipartisan cooperation come into play among the three branches of government.  Not holding my breath. 
Members of government, from the President on down, were elected by the people, to work for the good of the people and the country.  They no longer do that, and they all are being held in disgust by more citizens of this country that ever before.  So many people are saying, Just vote them all out of office and start over with new people.  I agree.  However, two or three things will prevent that ever happening.  And those things.  So many of the people in office have such a political empire in their districts, that they will not be voted out of office. Not impossible, just won't happen.  Also, many will point fingers.  Like, I tried to get things back to normal but someone else kept blocking it.  this will come from both party's. The main reason, though, is that the politicians will get the government back to work, they will raise the debt ceiling so we can go deeper into debt and the people will forget this debacle, and those in office will continue to be voted in office.  And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE NOT BREATH HOLDING DITCHBANK.