I’m waiting for my freshly proof read sports to come back to me so I’m killing some time with some thoughts from the morning.
First off, we had a prisoner leave the jail yesterday here in the OC. By "leave," I mean escape. And by "escape," I mean he walked out of the “employees only” door in the kitchen. This really isn’t that big of a deal, but it’s kind of funny.
Most people look at something like this like it’s just the worst thing ever, but what we’ve all found out about the inmates in our jail is that they don’t have much ambition once they make the escape. He’ll ultimately get picked up at his grandmother’s house eating biscuits and gravy or something. We had an escapee from the minimum security prison in the next county that made his way up to the OC and after being on the run for less than 24 hours he was eating bugs and trying to survive like he was weeks on the run. He tried to lam, but they cheesed him.
Obama for president...
I’ve discussed this with The Don this morning and he doesn’t see Barack Obama as standing a snowball’s chance in hell of being our next president. And sadly, he’s probably right.
Anyway, Senator Barack Obama filed papers to form an exploratory committee to see if he should run for president. I actually watched a couple of videos on his website and I gotta tell you, he’s got everything going for him. He speaks on another level and seems to be one of those guys that can make you feel like you are the only person in the room when shakes your hand.
At first I wondered if his political experience would be a factor, but through his professional life he’s worked at the grassroots level all the way up to Senate where he is now. There might not be years and years of big government experience there, but I’m sure that there are many in Washington who are legislating against grassroots efforts because they think they’ll be helping the war on drugs.
Unfortunately, Obama has two things going against him. One is that he’s black. As sad as it is to say, there are some ignorant and closed-minded people in this country and when you throw them in with the Republicans as far as voting goes, they are a majority.
The other problem he has is his name is Barack Obama. While I honestly believe his name helps us in international diplomacy, it’s hurts when it comes to the aforementioned ignorant voters.
However, I do believe he’ll run for president and right now he’s the hottest politician on the planet. He can appeal to young voters and minorities and he could win if the voters turn out. Low voter out turn beats him, but high voter turn out wins it for him.
I’ll be voting for him.
Huge train fire in Kentucky...
A gigantic fire broke out when a train derailed in Sheperdsville, Ky. yesterday. The Associated Press called the fire “massive” which is to be expected when you are talking about train cars loaded with liquid propane.
Flames 500 feet in the air. That, my friends, is a helluva blaze. If I had known that the fire was that big, I literally would have considered trying to go see it.
They had to evacuate homes and an elementary school and shut down 18 miles of I-65. I’m wondering if the strip club next the elementary school was evacuated?
And no, I’m not kidding.