There’s nothing that quite compares with Colorado in the springtime. Beautiful balmy days, the whisper of new life as the birds build their nests and call to each other across the balmy breezes while we, the privileged ones bask in the sunshine and thank our lucky stars that we’re allowed to live here in paradise. NOT!!
Right now, as I look at the thermometer on my balcony, the temperature says 34degrees, it’s snowing, the roofs on all the houses are white, and the squirrel who lives in the tree outside my living room is on the phone with his travel agent trying to book a flight to anywhere he can get warm! Poor little guy…somebody probably told him the weather in Colorado was gonna be perfect and now he has icicles on his little skivvies! Supposedly we’re going to get three feet of snow up in the mountains, oh well…that’s Colorado in the springtime!
This week, the only thing colder than springtime in Colorado is Cliven Bundy’s political career. Poor Cliven, he went from being Nevada’s number one deadbeat rancher and Fox News political darling, loved and revered by conservatives everywhere, to Nevada’s number one cowboy deadbeat and despised political pest that everyone wishes would just go away…period! The only thing in the universe that might have lower current approval ratings than Cliven, would be the congress of the United States and it’s orange tinted leader (and I use that word loosely,) John Boehner.
This week Boehner, who normally moves about as quickly as glaciers melt, got it in gear and announced a brand new and exciting congressional investigation committee (number 14 I believe) to find out once and for all, what the hell happened at Benghazi and by God, this time we’re gonna get the truth out no matter what! Since I hadn’t seen a proper name given to this committee and since Republicans were jumping all over this puppy to raise some money, and in a charitable effort to boost Cliven Bundy’s tanking political ratings, I decided to name it the; ClivenBundyLatest&GreatestBenghaziPoliticalInvestigationSubCommitteeHearing&PoliticalFundraiser or, CBL&GBPISCH&PFR for short! Kind of makes your heart flutter doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, this week, another case of political heartburn came screaming to the surface when it was revealed that returning Vets who needed, and had been promised, prompt medical treatment were being caught up on the endless treadmill of red tape, denial and delay that seems to occur all too often at various branches of our VA. Unfortunately for some, one of the most egregious examples of this neglect was revealed in Arizona and the Senator from Arizona who promptly got himself up in front of a TV camera to vent his rage was non other than our past presidential candidate, John McCain.
I don’t know about everyone else but John McCain always reminds me somewhat of Mr. Magoo, the nearsighted cartoon character who spends his life falling off tall buildings and marching into oncoming traffic only to be saved by chance or circumstance or whatever else comes along that saves people from things like that! Whatever it is, it’s Karma and McCain seems to have plenty of it! Can he do anything about the sorry situation at the VA? I doubt it. Will he make a lot of noise before marching into an open elevator shaft? No Doubt! Will that be the last we’ll see or hear of him? Probably not, …and the beat goes on!
One last thing. I’d like to say thanks to everyone who has shown an interest, or sent a check to help cover me and my music practitioner expenses while I try to bring some brighter days musically to those who could really use them. Thanks gang! I really appreciate your efforts!
To make a 501(c)3 tax free donation to help Rod Taylor play therapeutic, healing music for needy folks, please mail your check to;
Our Musical Heritage
C/O Denver Musicians Association
1165 Delaware St.
Denver, CO 80204-3607
At the bottom of your check in the memo line, please write, Rod Taylor CMP fund.
That’s it! Have a great week everybody! Send me those comments and critiques. If I can use them I certainly will.
Posted by All Around Seniors at 5/14/2014 4:22 AM