Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Yarnarian is Patriotic!

Well of course she is. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue, and all that stuff. It's just that she has a tiny issue with the current president and his administration.

It's too nice a day to hear me rant about the Pres. and company, but I've got to tell you that this tragically misguided Iraq invasion has brought a level of misery to that country that even Saddam in all his bastardy couldn't do. So instead of supporting education, and research and all the things that a government is supposed to be doing for its people, we're sending out young men and women to die in a country that doesn't want us, and indeed hates us.

Acck! Get me off the soapbox. My BP is going to shoot through the roof!

I was a Hillary supporter through and through; always felt that Barack needed more experience under his belt. But Mr Obama, I'm with you all the way. I like and respect McCain, but with him in the White House, it will be the same old mess. Why does Iraq remind me of Vietnam?

So this is why the Yarnarian is patriotic! She's exercising her right of free speech to criticize a government that governs for the rich, ignores the poor and middle class, and has the most dumb-ass foreign policy around. A government that doesn't even recognize global warming.

Patriotic people truly care for their country, and I do. Now if we could only get an administration that does.

And if you disagree with me, that's good too. That's what people do in a democracy; they respectfully disagree with each other, and don't come to blows if opinions differ, and don't regard the other opinion as views from the devil.

All this because tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and I'm happily waving my virtual flag.

Back to the mundane.

YARN NEWS: I'm getting in 30 more skeins of the lovely Kona, which you know already because I can't shut up about it, and, hold on to your bippies here, 2 cones of Jaggerspun Zephyr and merino lace weight yarn. Oh, such excitement. These last two are not superwash, so I have to be gentle with them, and I've never dyed a yarn that was 50% silk (Zephyr). A bit of experimentation may have to take place before I sell that yarn. Hey, life is tough; somebody's got to do the experimenting.

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Agree with each other, disagree with each other, tolerate each other, grant everyone her/his individual freedoms and then go and watch fireworks and listen to John Phillip Sousa.

And here's the best part of this post: I won't rant politically until November.

Love,

The Yarnarian.

Christine - Clearly we have great minds because we think alike! Happy Fourth to you and yours.

Skep - I need that button!

2 comments:

Christine said...

Ruth, I'm with you all the way as far as politics go! Hope you enjoy Independence Day today!

skepweaver said...

Yay for you, and Happy 4th to boot.

If only everyone in the Executive and Legislative branches were required to take up knitting socks, ah, the country and the world would be a better place! Imagine it worldwide! All visiting foreign heads of state must knit socks during their stay. They must sit next to each other and work back over their errors in front of all the world. Who would have time or inclination to make war? And wool futures would soar. Good for Wall Street. Good for shepherds. Good for governments.

A rant is good now and then, Ruth. Along about October I will start wearing my yellow button that says, "Vote or Shut Up." Rah.

Skep

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