It's ok, Kay. I think the political and economic situations give us all plenty to be crabby about.
Has anyone else noticed the wave of news stories on American salt consumption over the last few days? It seems like everyone is getting on the anti-salt bandwagon. I was glad to notice that they stories made prominent mention of the fact that most of the salt we consume is 'hidden' in prepared foods--canned veggies, soup mixes, restaurant meals. Some time ago we got a rude shock when a pot of beans were unpleasantly salty even though Mom doesn't use salt in cooking. At that time we used the jars of prepared beans as a base. We stopped using it after we found out how much salt was in it and now start from scratch with dried beans. After that we started looking at how much was in our canned veggies (and switched, mostly, to frozen). One of the talking heads on CNBC did ask a good question--just how much do we want government to interfere and in what areas? I wonder how many people, if given the information, would do what we have done--switched to lower salt alternatives? They also made another interesting point--as we move closer to a universal health care system in which everyone pays for everyone, will everyone start telling everyone else what to eat, drink, how much to exercise?
Another entry in the continuing story of "we've got ours, screw you," or "thank you little people for bailing out all of us 'too big to fail' banks, but you cost too much so we want to take away your social security and medicare." Worse, these sanctimonious bastards don't see why we shouldn't commit suicide for the 'greater' (meaning 'their') good. All I can say is "you first."