Blue skies, ’30 Seconds,’ ADHD and the Governator


Brian Golden

Sunny skies and 60 degree weather in mid-March makes it a perfect day to (finally) blog once again, wouldn’t you say? I don’t know about the rest of you, but these spring- and summer-like temperatures are just fine with me. In no way, shape or form did I think I’d already have the grill fired up and – let’s face it – there’s nothing better than that first char-grilled burger of the year.

Not to mention the act of grilling itself, which I absolutely love. Just saying.

And now, on to my Funny (aka Ridiculous) ‘30 Seconds’ Post of the Day, brought to you by a Man from South New Berlin.
“Why did I just post that I believe Obama will win in November? Because he will get the votes from the welfarians, the union bosses, the liberal junkies, the blacks, the liberal Republicans, most Democrats, the radical Muslim terrorist (yes, some of them are U.S. Citizens), and probably from a few dead people too.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, to be quite honest. Oh, and Man from South New Berlin, you forgot liberal-leaning journalists (like me), enviro-whackos (like me), NIMBYs (like me, I guess) and those-who-avoid-radical-biased-right-wing-24-hour-news-coverage-like-it’s-the-plague (also like me).

Some people. And now, on to bigger and better things (that won’t be hard).

As is typically the case, I had my fair share of fun putting together this week’s column, ‘The kids are all right,’ and I’m hoping no one takes it the wrong way. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is no laughing matter, I know, but one really has to wonder sometimes if it’s absolutely necessary to drug our children into obedience. I’ll be the first to admit I was a little wild as a child. In fact, my mom would be quick to point out that I was either going full tilt, 110 percent, full speed ahead or … I was out for the count. Which is, in essence, my point.

Please make sure that prescription medication is truly the answer to a child’s behavioral problems because, at times, it seems like we’re doping our kids for being, well … kids.

With that said, my quote of the day, brought to you by the Governator himself, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, ‘Thyroid problem’?”

I’m sorry, but that’s funny … real funny.