June 28, 2024


This song was going through my head the other day and I had to look it up on YouTube. Originally recorded by Chris Braide, then D-Side (in Ireland), Clay Aiken took this track to the charts shortly after he came in second on “American Idol” (which never made sense to me).

The energy of this video seems authentic; rumor has it people just showed up when they started recording the video. I noticed people with cameras and not with smartphones.

I miss the days before the attack of smartphones.

Fun fact: Clay’s version is the only version with the “Reach out… ” bridge, which adds quite a bit of energy to the latter half of the track.


I did not watch the debate last night. There’s no point in me getting worked up and expending mental energy over something as stupid as whatever happened last night. I know everything I need to know about the both of them. I can’t believe there is anyone in the country that doesn’t know what they need to know about these men. One has absolutely no moral foundation whatsoever and the other has a good moral foundation but probably can’t find it.

That’s it, that’s the choice. Any vote for a third party candidate is a vote for the worst of the two main candidates; that’s how our rigged election system works. It’s all a machine.

I miss the days of living in Chicago: “vote early and vote often”.

I would have loved to seen a debate between Pete Buttiegig and Nikki Haley. That would give me hope. But we’re stuck with the geriatric set.

Earl watched the debates last night and at the first commercial break he came downstairs where I was fiddling with one of my computers, passing the evening away with a mental break. He looked a little shaken and I asked him how the debate was going. He responded, “it’s not good”. He was visibly shaken when the whole thing mercifully came to an end 90 minutes later.

I can’t see anything but turbulent times ahead, no matter who wins in November. Couple last night’s travesty with the idiotic rulings coming out of the supreme Court (capitalization is on purpose there, folks) today and we are in for some rough times ahead.

I’m still rooting for the meteor.

And while I’m in a mood, shame on CNN for this whole stunt, zero fact checking, and then patting themselves on the back for a job well done. The only thing this debate accomplished was generating ad clicks, which was the point all along.