First of all, thanks a LOT for getting back to me, Pat. I agree that the behavior of Congress, particularly toward the president, has all the quality of a BAD Gilbert & Sullivan (to borrow from a fictional Georgia senator).
Here's the hell of it, too: there's a better than average chance that the first black president will be followed in office by the first FEMALE president. If that proves to be the case,I have to say that I'm afraid this whole business will just continue as it has been and for similar reasons.
I think I've only seen one pro football game, too (L.A. Rams vs. Wash, back in 1967!). But I have see many college games--both football and basketball-and several pro baseball games. Alas, those days are gone. Hard, cold seats don't compare to my recliner. My old boney body with an enlarged prostate couldn't take sitting in the cold for 4-5 hours. Appreciate your comments.
Amazingly, this particular farmer friend that can't identify trees, etc., is a Purdue graduate (1970)! You'd think he'd know. Further, his grammar is awful ("we was.."). Otherwise, he's a good guy and friend. To your point, sorry you don't have access to that 4 acres you referred to. I hope it's being taken care and advantage of.
It's not just the local farmers who are ignoramouses, but the whole community. 99% religious zealots, too. I'm not that smart, but I know dumb asses when I see and hear them. Of course, that wasn't my point in the blog.
Your reply to my post was most uplifting. I appreciate your effort to lead me out of "darkness and despair". I'm overstating, of course. But I do feel better, despite a rough day babysitting yest.! It's another day and the sun is out!