July 22, 2016
Good morning. Tis a beautiful, but sweltering, day here in New England. Today is supposed to get up into the mid to upper 90's. Too darn hot for me. Right now, it hasn't reached 80 yet, and there is a nice breeze. Pretty soon though, we'll have to close the window on the door to keep out some of the heat.
Joe and I are supposed to go grocery shopping later this afternoon, but we may have to wait until after supper till it cools off a bit. I don't know, we'll have to wait and see. I don't breath so good in this heat. Plus, the ice cream melts before we get home.
Lately, early mornings and late evenings seem to be the best time to sit out on the porch. Maybe once I have a fan out on the porch, I can sit out in the afternoon. SIL Eddie said he will come by when he can and put in an outlet so that I can plug in the fan.
Yesterday, while sitting out on the porch, I took a photo of part of the view from my rocking chair. I must say, it really is pretty.
Today, I have an appointment to speak with a person about solar energy. I'm not buying anything yet, but I thought I should look into it. It will be interesting to see how expensive it is to have the solar panels installed. I know there are companies that don't charge for the installation, but I haven't found them yet.
I just looked up the weather forecast for the next ten days, and we're not due for a break in these wicked high temps for a whole week. Then, we'll finally have a chance for a bit of rain for a day or two. Mind you, I said we have a chance. That does not mean that the rain will actually happen. But gosh, I hope it does.
I pulled a photo from my archives to share with you. This photo was taken four years ago today on my way to work. The cows were out in the field not far from the road, so I stopped to take some photos. This was at a dairy farm where they make the greatest ice cream.
There was another interesting article in the newspaper yesterday. The headline to this story reads: "Court finds Texas voter ID law discriminatory." Texas passed a law requiring an ID in order to vote. This was intended to cut down a lot of illegal voting. However, Mr. O in the White House claimed that it discriminated against black and Latino voters as well as low income residents, who face more difficulties obtaining the approved forms of identification (photo ID). Another challenger to the law said that "No American should ever lose their right to vote just because they don't have a photo ID."
Forgive my stupidity, but this law was not preventing any Americans from obtaining an ID and voting. It was to prevent illegals from voting. Texas U.S. Rep Joaquin Castro, a Democrat, tweeted: "The ..... ID law was nothing more than a political point-shaving strategy by Republicans to win elections by depressing turnout." (newspaper is: Boston Herald 7-21-16)
To me, this sounds like the Democrats really need the illegal votes to help their cause. Why are they afraid of requiring a photo ID to prove that you are an American in order to vote? This type of governing really offends me and my beliefs. As for the voter fraud, it is very real and widespread. When a community takes in more votes than it has residents, then something is really fishy. When there is a small cluster of voters all squished together into the voting booth, this too is rather fishy. When there are names listed on the voter sheets of people who do not even live in the town, you have another fishy situation.
I've seen some of this for myself, so I know it exists. If we can't count on our government to keep the voting honest, then we need to think about changing the people doing the governing. Well, that's my rant for today. (One more reason why I don't believe in the party system. I'd rather be free to make my own choice, and yes, I do have a photo ID.)
Now I think I'll see about doing a couple things around here before it gets much hotter. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a magnificent weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.