Wow, it feels good to be back.
I haven’t stopped blogging because of disinterest, or laziness (in spite of the title of this blog), but because of life. First and best, I became a grandmother! My cute little grandson is called Bennett and he wins the title of the most gorgeous baby ever. Also I started to baby sit two days a week while his Mommy and Daddy are at work. Since I stay over night the night before that takes a lot of time. (Lets not even think about the energy that it takes!)
Then I moved. This was sudden. I found a place closer to Minneapolis, so I put my condo up for sale. Once it was ready it sold in 10 days, and meanwhile the place that I wanted had been sold, so I felt temporarily homeless. But I found a really nice condo in a great neighborhood, with very friendly people, a quiet street just two blocks away from a lot of action. In other words, a perfect location. Moving, settling in, learning the neighborhood, great times.
Right now the baby (1 year old) is napping, so I have a chance to write. It feels so good to get back to this.
So here are some of my thoughts on the recent political situation:
First the topic of immigration. When commentators say Obama should give the Republicans a chance to do something on immigration I think:
First: They have every chance in the world. They have had chances for years. Nobody is stopping them. If they want to do something about immigration reform, let them do it.
Second: Most of what is said about immigration reform is incorrect. The border is more secure than it was when Mr. Obama took office. How much do the Republicans want to spend on border security, and how will they raise the money for it? If they want to have immigration reform, well get together and create a bill that they can pass.
Third: When Democrats lost so badly in the last election they had only themselves to blame. They could have made some strong statements about improved health care, increased border security, and a responsible effort to ensure that Iran did not get nuclear weapons.
I will say more about this in future posts. Thanks for reading, let me know what you think.