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President Of Chile Is The People’s Choice—Maybe Folks Are Moving In My Direction

When I go to the supermarket, I talk to Carlos. Carlos is a bagger at the supermarket. He is from Central America.

Carlos is a bit to the right politically. I roll with that as he is not a U.S. citizen. He can do harm by voting absentee in his country, but that is the problem of the folks down there.

I don’t need any help taking my groceries to my car, but I’ve struck up a relationship with Carlos. While walking out to my car we discuss various Central and South American politics and governments.

Carlos and I agree that Hugo Chavez in Venezuela is no good. He is little more than a dictator. However, Carlos supported the coup in Honduras while I supported the rule of law and democracy.

Last time I spoke to Carlos, I told him I had just read a favorable article about Michele Bachelet. Ms. Bachelet is the center-left President of Chile.

A woman in a nurse’s uniform, or maybe a pharmacy uniform, heard my comment. She said something like “Michele Bachelet–very good!”

I wish the world was more like that brief moment. You mention a left-leaning President from some other nation, and your fellow working person who hears the comment not only knows who that leader is—She offers her approval as well.

( Which is not to imply that so-called professional people have any idea about anything.)

I’m sorry I don’t have any links or pictures on this post. I’m posting from my iPhone while my computer is down. Though if you care enough about Latin American politics, plenty of information is out there for you to learn.

I’m going to go out and talk out loud to myself about a public option for health insurance and see if folks around me chime in with supportive comments. Maybe people are moving on my direction.

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 5 Comments

My Computer Has Crashed

My computer has crashed. I don’t know what is wrong with it. Maybe I will have to get a new computer.

No matter—I can blog with this iPhone until I’m back up and running.

I know there must be a way to add pictures and links to my posted with the WordPress iPhone application. But I’m not sure how and it seems a bit daunting at the moment to try and figure it out.

It’s Halloween tonight. My wife and I don’t have any Halloween plans. Just as normal we’ve turned off all the lights and put up the no tresspasing sign on the door.

We do have some candy at home. I know there is at least one Hershey Bar on the kitchen. But we’ll be damned if you think we’re going to share it with anybody.

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 5 Comments