Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cool weather and elections

It was very cool here today, in the low 60s. I wore my sweatshirt almost my whole round of golf this morning. After the round, I ran into our club manager and she said, "You're wearing shorts? Brrrr!?" We finished just as it started to rain. And it's been raining, sometimes heavily, since then. Cool and rainy. Fall is coming. Damn.

It's been a wonderful summer this year, here by the shore. We've had periodic rain which has kept the foliage very green. This bodes well for the fall foliage. It means the leaves will have drunk up a lot of water and be heavy with the minerals that make the brilliant colors of autumn. The irrigation ponds at the club are full again, which is unusual for this time of year.

Although autumn means the end of summer and the coming of winter, this year it also means the possibility of throwing the conservatives out of congress in the mid-term elections. I can only hope that the results here in Connecticut augur a more widespread revolt against the appalling incompetence of the Republicans and their ill-advised war. It has has de-stabilized the Middle East, and put us even more at risk of a terrorist attack than we were before. What a bunch of idiots, honestly.


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