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Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year



Happy New Year folks!

This has got to be the best time of the year. Off for a week and a half. No worries. No problems. Absolutely the best time of the year.

And... not to brag... but 2006 was a great year... Got promoted. Wife doing well in her job too. Little kid growing up... Friends and family fat and sassy.

Yeah, I got to go back to work the second week of January, but I do so knowing that 2007 will be even better yet.

Life is good!!!

What more can I ask?

So... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We have it so good here in America!

While for Americans the New Year is a time of joy and optimisim, such is not the case elsewhere in the world for far too many.

Take the situation in Solalia for example.

Where is Somalia anyway?

Didn't Americans go there a few years ago to help those folks out? I guess that didn't turn out so well.

But there are many other places to think about besides the pitiful mess in Somalia like Darfur, Iraq, Iran, North Korea... just to name a few. People in these parts of the world are oppressed and typically sacrificed for the interests of some brutal dictator, theocrat or military thug in charge.

So... at this time of joy, optimism and celebration for us Americans, maybe we could take a few moments to think of those peoples around the world who do not have it so good at this moment. Prospects for these untold millions of people are uncertain at best.

I guess they have children too.

I guess they want their children to grow up and have a future too.

Maybe they even want their children to grow up and to read and write and be free... kind of like I would hope for my child...

Something to think about perhaps.

But... as I sit here in the warm safe comfort of my den, I get ready for the games to begin... and think of more pleasant things... my family, my many opportunities, the American way of life and... thank God... freedom.

Happy New Year!!!

5 Comments:

  • At 1/01/2007 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    have a good one too, write some more stuff on Prine Edward! I hear the County's Courthouse is in caos now, I'd love to read your opinion on things...we need the CI's take..here's to a good 2k7!

     
  • At 1/03/2007 9:07 AM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    Thanks and a great 2k7 to you too.
    The Iconoclast is getting dribs and drabs of interesting information from its sources down in Prince Edward. Frankly, after a number of weeks of exhausted relaxation in the aftermath of the election and then the holidays, we just need to get up off our butts to make a few calls to find out what is shaking with the golf course deal. That should please you sports fans!

     
  • At 1/06/2007 8:10 PM, Anonymous Trip said…

    Yeah yeah yeah. Happy new year to you too.

    It is great to worry about these horrible problems around the world but lets get back to the little problems that are right in our back yards with local government in Virginia.

    The Iconoclast does its best work when it talks to the people about stuff going on in their own back yards.

    We can actually do something about that.

    Didn't some smart guy once say that all politics are local?

     
  • At 1/10/2007 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yup. Some dude did. He was right. Local politics is what's happening. Keep these local dudes on the straight and narrow and you will be ok. Let them run wild, and you are breeding a bunch of crooks who wind up in Washington.

     
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