02/22/2024
Thoughts While Shaving
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The month of May is nearly over … Weekend, Memorial Day and June 1 arrives, Tuesday…

This time a year ago, evidence of COVID-19 all around and most of us are attempting to determine, COVID what?, from where? … It’s been a tough 15-16 months … Had a feeling things would begin to return to normal, once there was vaccine to combat … Sure enough, now we are being told we have turned the corner … can’t get careless … Feel bad for youngsters in grade school that have been in, out, back in part-time … Come August, hopefully all will return to normal…

County Commissioners and City Councils are busy preparing budgets for the new fiscal year, begins July 1 … Given up on our nationals leaders, fiscal year for Congress is October 1 … not sure when the last budget was approved on-time, not in recent years, one source says 1997 … Too busy attacking everything and everyone else … Wonder what George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, even FDR, would think if they could return and compare. They just approve a continuing resolution and keep on spending … both parties … The party in power approves spending, while the party out of power condemns, then when reversed, nothing changes … tax, borrow and spend…

The North Carolina budget year begins in July, same as city and county, except the NC Legislature operates on a two year cycle, with the option to return to Raleigh prior to second year and can make adjustments if Governor and Legislature approve … and if Governor disapproves, Legislature can do it anyway, if they have the votes to do it … Not condemning, just the facts…

But, despite all the controversy, still the best system anywhere in the world…

Mostly sunny, with a high hear 95 today and windy. Partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 69 and more wind. 20% chance of rain Thursday…

“American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.” Ginny Brown White

“The American government will be whatever we all make it.” Megan Smith

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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