August 02, 2010

Blues and greens

El Cabrero is not overly superstitious most days, but I do believe it's good luck to see a great blue heron, if only because herons are cool. I saw two great blues flying yesterday during a long road trip, which I took to be a good sign.

Yesterday evening, however, who should appear at Goat Rope Farm but a green heron who has been known to hang out here from time to time, our creek being one of his favorite dining establishments.

It remains to be seen whether the good luck portended by the flying blues was seeing the green or if seeing both kinds means that things are about to go really great. Judging by current events, it may well be the former.

THE NEW NORMAL. Are we supposed to just get used to high unemployment rates and government inaction?

MEANWHILE, BACK IN WV, economic signals are mixed.

STOP THE PRESSES. I agree with Alan Greenspan about something.

IMPORTANT VOTE TODAY. The US Senate may vote today (again) on an important measure which would extend fiscal aid to states through the federal Medicaid match (FMAP). This measure has been narrowly defeated several times in the past by Republicans. If you want to do a good deed today, try calling yours bright and early, especially if they are on the fence. State layoffs and budget cuts could turn a lackluster recovery into a double dip recession.



Hollowdweller said...

Alan Greenspan should be run out of town on a rail.

I agree with him too on this but why, after basically beign a shill for RW politicos I don't trust him in the sh*thouse with a muzzle on!

Also he said if we make sure the stock market is healthy that the economy will follow and I think we have cow towed to the financial industry at the expense of the people actually PRODUCING something for TOO LONG!!!

El Cabrero said...

This is what happens if someone flies too close to the Ayn Rand candle.

hollowdweller said...

I totally hear you on that one!

Elizabeth Gaucher said...

As an aside, Goat Rope Farm is even more magical in reality than it appears on this blog. Thank you to el cabrero and la cabrera for a wonderful morning of peach juice and Honeysuckle!