A Friday blog …


Brian Golden

Well, I managed to make it through another Friday masquerading as our esteemed editor (Jeff is taking Friday’s off for the summer) and everything went off without a hitch. Except, that is, when the Classified section decided to give me some trouble this morning. It seems like there’s always something that goes haywire come week’s end, but at least the server was up and running this morning (thank you, God, your friend, Brian).

Bath salts … what can I say about our nation’s latest drug epidemic? You know, the one that has crazies across the country chewing faces and turning psychotic for an hour or two? I attended a Norwich City Police Department training session Thursday regarding the issue (story to appear in Monday’s edition of The Evening Sun) and I must say … it was a real eye opener. Scary, scary stuff.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, my “Ridiculous ‘30 Seconds’ Post of the Day,” brought to you by … Man from South New Berlin …
“Obama has fooled people into thinking Romney is beating him in the race for campaign cash. This allows him to pose as an underdog and man of the people even as he raises and spends more money than his opponent. His campaign has raised $326 million to Romney’s $227 M according to filings with the Fed. E. Comm. and the campaign’s own reports.”

Not to get political or anything (because that’s just not my style, right?), but I’m tired of the presidential race already, I’m fed up and – to be completely honest – I only believe half of what I hear these days and disregard the majority of that. There’s so much misinformation out there – not to mention downright unethical journalism (think Fox News) – that it really doesn’t matter to me all that much anymore. In November, I will cast my vote (bet you can’t guess who I’m voting for) and that is that. As for you, Man from South New Berlin, it’s pretty obvious where you stand … give it (and the rest of us) a rest. Go outside, get some sun. Something, anything … please.

And with that, I’m out for the weekend. Hopefully this nice weather sticks around, considering we’ve been cooped-up in the office all week. Me? I’m ready for some sunshine (and a nice, cold beverage or two).