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Kicking the Can

John2038 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:01 PM
Is it really your position that our budget problems are the results of "military spending?" Do you really think that reductions made to the one factor that keeps this country safe and allows us to take actions overseas in our own interest is a better idea than reductions in any other governrment program such as "green energy" frauds - er excuse me .. green energy "innovations" such as the solar panel company that got millions and promptly went out of business?
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- It seemed like a good idea at the time. After Christmas, my wife, Betsy, and I planned to head south to this lovely barrier island in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Our plan included celebrating New Year's quietly with as many of our kids, their kids and our friends as possible and then returning to Virginia. It was supposed to be the antithesis of Times Square. Like so many of the best-laid plans of mice and men, it didn't turn out quite as expected.

Only six of our grandchildren made the trek south, because so many of them had...