I've given birth. Nine months is such a long time but really, it seems to have flown. This afternoon, at precisely 1:30 PM EST, I finished my pink sweater. I'll post pictures later but it's cozy, soft pink and warm. I finished seaming while watching MSNBC which has only made my blood pressure go up.
Wisely having made the decision to drive this time, the Big 3 is back in Washington with their hands out. I watched a little of the Senate hearings and can honestly say, the whole thing makes me a little sick. I feel despair at the bleak economic climate in Michigan. We've felt the pinch of recession here for longer than most of the rest of this country. It really is dismal.
Today, I've taken notice of where the majority of senators who oppose these loans seem to come from. It's those states marked in red-the sunbelt states. How much money do taxpayers dole out for people who build and rebuild in areas prone to fires, mudslides, floods, hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes? Take another look at that map and tell me where most of those disasters occur. Can you say sunbelt? Never once have I thought or said the people and businesses choosing to rebuild should not be allowed to do so. I also take note that many of these same states are the same ones that companies like Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda call their home away from home. Hmm. Now if the Big 3 car companies are ever to become competitive again, don't stop with the loans senators-level the playing field with FAIR trade agreements. How about we tell those foreign car companies that they can import as much as they allow us to export to their countries? I've always believed in tit for tat.
Wisely, I've changed the station now and I'm snuggled up in my pink sweater pondering what I should tackled next. Bolstered by success, I guess it'll be my daughter's green sweater. I hope to give birth to that sometime in the next 2 weeks.