I know I haven’t been amazingly steadfast in updating my blog lately, and thus, my comments have disappeared as well.
WELL, no more. They’s topics to be discussin’ (yes, I’m an editor).
• The Debate
Everybody’s saying Obama won last night because he didn’t mess up. Eh? Does that same logic apply to Sarah Palin?
I have enjoyed the first two presidential debates because you have two men who at least sound like they know what they’re talking about. Sure, it makes for less funny (i.e., the Bush-Kerry debates), but now’s not the time for funny. Besides, we have the vice presidents taking care of that.
I thought McCain won the debate last night. He called Obama out on his voting record and came off as having solutions. Obama, meanwhile, played it safe. You don’t win debates with “safe.”
Then again, he didn’t necessarily “lose” it, and to today’s media, that’s good enough, I suppose.
• 2nd Century
Should public money be spent to help fund a private project?
That’s the question being asked to local candidates heading into the election, as our local governments are being asked to contribute to the privately funded 2nd Century Project, which has spent a lot of money on research and developing a branding image for the City of Sanford and Lee County. The onus is now on the governments (if they want to keep the same “look” as their surrounding venues) to pay for the branding, ads and such.
Some candidates for commissioner have already expressed they would not support the project with public money. Some say they will.
What do you think?
Christmas in October
• Many stores, such as Walmart* and Lowe’s have put the Christmas decorations up already, hoping to get the holiday shopping season off to an early start.
Does this anger you? Frankly, I’m OK with it … it’s when people put their own lights up in early November that makes me angry.
Tis all for now, today’s Podcast of The Rant coming soon.