The first thing that comes to mind during this political haitus is WHAT the Heck?!
This whole mess is due to avarice and greed. We do not have representatives in Washington, we have 'Fat Cats'. Donald J Trump was on track to clean house, but it seems we operate at our level in ignorance. This isn't a popular position, but at me age, who cares. When you've been around long enough to recall FDR and his extended time in the Oval Office, you get a totally different persepective of truth. Back in the 80's, I was full-time in broadcasting. From mid-day to Operations/Program Director of an AM station in Vegas. It had been the number one for years, but fell into the cellar. Arbitron loved the heavy metal/rockers and so did Las Vegas. Our rating, Spring of '82 was 1.8 of the audience 35-60. I had just taken over programming KORK when I learned of a 'Solid Gold Big Band' library of over 3000 re-mastered original recording of bands and singers in the 40's and 50's. I sold my GM on trying their library, which included "play lists" and publications that were all about the era. Our Fall Arbitron rocketed us from the cellar to an average listening of that same age group and 1.8 to 8.3. KORK was the number one AM station again. Why did this happen, well I had studied the population of Clark County Nevada and discovered there was a plethora of retired musicians living there. They ate KORK's Big Band format up! A little research paid off. That applies to all of us today. Instead of believing all we are told, check the facts. Our Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness depends on it.
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates, right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.