THE FLUB-A-DUB AWARD
November. Thanksgiving. Im always thankful for Thanksgiving. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. Followed by pumpkin pie with plenty of cool whip. But all things being equal, its not a real good day for the turkey.
One of the things Im beginning to notice lately is how often some people Flub. Month after month some individuals and groups continue their Flubbing ways.
The city council is one of those. Once again they make honorable mention by continuing to dump our tax dollars into an economic development idea that is 25 years outdated. Worse than the council are the citizens of Galesburg, who continue to buy this "Lets give our tax dollars to our buddies" nonsense. The city council once again ask no pertinent questions concerning the viability or likelihood that all of this money might one day pay off for us. (Us being the taxpayers.) In the meantime, other communities continue to draw in business and grow. Now, we can only hope that someday, sometime, someone is going to ask The Chamber and GREDA just exactly what it is they keep doing to scare off everyone.
I had a deer make a major Flub. He stood right in front of me while I was going 65 mph. I almost managed to miss him, but his head and rack caught my front left quarter panel. Two thousand dollars later, Im not sure which of us got the worst of it. We both ended up with a pretty good headache. I didnt even get any deer sausage out of it. If anyone shots a deer with some gray paint on its antlers, please send me some sausage. I deserve it. I ruined my pants.
I have a notion that K-Mart buying Sears is a major Flub. Its seldom that you see two struggling businesses unite to form a more stronger union. But Im hoping thats exactly what happens, if for no other reason than to give Wal-Mart a run for their money. Im hoping this is a Flub that ends up not being a Flub.
We bought a home in a foreign country. Arkansas isnt all that bad. They do speak a foreign language which seems to be a cross between a southern drawl with a serious Mars accent. The median price for a home is equivalent to the price of a trailer. And you dont need a passport. The main sport in Arkansas is throwing beer bottles at highway signs. Im pretty good at it, so I should fit in well. While some of you may be thinking it was a Flub to run away from America, Im thinking it was pretty smart. Flub or smart, the next four years will tell.
This months Flub goes to the election. I can only hope that eventually we figure out that there was massive fraud and cheating going on. Otherwise, were all a bunch of Flubbers. This Thanksgiving, I couldnt be more disappointed in the direction were headed. While Im thankful for all I have, it is tempered with an apprehension of what is to come. I cant help but think that we made a horrible Flub.