A Kick-Back Saturday

I realized when I woke up this morning that I missed meeting some of the guys for breakfast. What a bummer. I was really looking forward to it, but for some reason my body decided it needed more sleep than I wanted to give it. My body won.

I had no plans for the rest of the day, and I am not planning anything tomorrow so I can watch the USA v. Canada Olympic hockey final. The race from Las Vegas is on too, but I’m pretty sure Jimmie Johnson is going to win, so why bother watching, right? Go USA!

We watched intently today while Hawaii awaited the tsunami, but thankfully it was minor. I spent a year in Hilo, Hawaii going to college. It’s a beautiful city that was completely devastated by a tsumani back in 1960. I’m glad they didn’t suffer from the same result this time.

I made bacon-wrapped chili dogs for dinner this evening, and I got to thinking afterward, I am going to have to post that recipe. Everything tastes better cooked with a pound of bacon!

I was shocked to learn that Rep. John Linder (R-GA) is retiring from Congress. He was a champion of the Fair Tax movement, and I really hope someone picks up the torch, because something has to be done about our current tax code.

“I made the decision last Tuesday night and notified my staff Wednesday morning. I told them not to share the news because I planned to make the announcment during a speaking engagement Saturday,” said Linder.

Gwinnett GOP manager David Hancock said the announcement, which came at the end of brief speech by Linder, caught attendees off-guard.

“You can’t keep doing things forever and I never intended to stay as long as I did,” said Linder. “Eighteen years is a long time,” he said.

Funny isn’t it? The most effective and ethical leaders are the ones who know when it’s time to step down. Congress was not meant to be a “career path”, and hopefully in the future we can persuade others it’s time for them to go too.

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