Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We Wouldn't Have Even Had to Leave the House

"Then I saw in my dreams, that, when they were out of the wilderness, they presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is Vanity; and at the town there is a fair kept, called Vanity Fair. It is kept all the year long. It bears the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is lighter that vanity, and also because all that is sold there, or that comes there, is vanity; as is the saying of the Wise, 'All that cometh is vanity.'"

We could have just stayed home and enjoyed Vanity Fair, but instead, we drove up to Palmer, to Gluttony Fair. We took a quick spin through the Salmon Parade, and then ate. After that, we had to walk around for awhile killing time, until we could eat again. We checked out cows and quilts, pigs and politicians. While we were doing that we stopped in at several food booths and had some snacks to keep our strength up until it was time to eat.

Speaking of politicians, yesterday was primary election day here. Our 84 year old indicted US Senator easily won the nomination for reelection to his seat. Our 75 year old arrogant, bullying, under-investigation-but-not-yet-indicted, US House member, may have won the nomination for his seat as well. It's too close to call, which in a way shows how clean the election was. His opponent is head of the division of elections. Still it's pretty depressing that we keep voting for crooks. We're sort of like Louisiana, but without the killer cuisine.

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