Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hello out there. The reaction so far to the President's speech is about what I expected. He is giving the military what the generals wanted--just not all of it. Of course, the Republicans are objecting to 'time tables' while the Democrats are objecting to the expense. My take--we didn't set time tables in Iraq and wound up still there after 8 years with little to show for it except the most expensive embassy complex in history and a couple of military bases that rival small to moderate American cities. I also object to the expense also but I have been from the beginning. Where were these guys when Bush put the whole thing off the books?? I laughed when the news reader quoted a Taliban 'spokesman' who said that we couldn't solve Afghanistan's problems in a year and a half. I don't give a damn about Afghanistan's problems. Most of those were brought on by the Taliban itself when they gave al Qaeda a safe haven. They can solve their own problems.

We have some sun this morning. I have one of the two quilt tops ready for final quilting. I will do it tomorrow. I have been playing with a 'chromatography' technique I read about on line. So far nothing even passable to show. I still need a good yellow patterned fabric so over the next couple of days I will try a tie dye with some of the plain fabric. If I can jazz it up a bit I think it will work. See you all later.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

It was what I expected, too. Damn it -- I wanted to be pleasantly surprised!

Next, they'll re-open the draft because they need more troops.

Re: Afghanistan, the mullahs have been running that country for too many years. They have no desire to join the 21st century so let's get the hell out!

I can't wait to see this quilt when it's done!!!