Riding the storm out


Brian Golden

It’s looking more and more like we’ve got one heck of a storm headed our way, one that experts are calling a “super storm” and “The Perfect Storm 2.0,” in reference to the 1991 monster that walloped the east coast. And while I’m not a doomsday kind of guy, I’ll be honest, this potentially dangerous storm has got me a little worried. Regardless, as Emergency Management Officer A. Jones said, let’s make sure and prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. In other words, batten down the hatches and get below deck, we may be in for one crazy ride.

Moving on, I’ll be spending a good portion of my Friday morning over at the Chenango County Courthouse for the Wlasiuk sentencing. Don’t ask me why, but I actually lost sleep over this last night, perhaps because it was such an ordeal, spending hours upon hours covering his trial and subsequent conviction. Now, at the end, I find myself wondering if this case will finally be closed. Will he once appeal the jury’s verdict? Probably. Will that appeal be successful as the last two were? Time will only tell. Me? I’m just glad it’s over, to tell you the truth. Well, almost over, I have one more story to write come Monday and then it’s on to the aforementioned storm of the century.

The fun never stops.

Last but not least, my latest installment of Most Ridiculous ‘30 Seconds’ Post of Week, brought to us by the one and only Man from Oxford.
“Obama won’t release his transcripts for any amount of money because they prove he was a foreign exchange student.”

What to say? I find it both absurd and disheartening that there remains such a large number of people who still … still … believe our president was born overseas, is a radical Muslim intent on the destruction of America and everything it stands for, and is quite possibly the Anti-Christ. You people are – simply put – disturbing. Face the facts, people, Obama is a Christian, born in Hawaii, and he deserves – if nothing else – a little respect. Don’t agree with his policies? Fine, that’s your right. But to continue to spread these obvious lies is not only ignorant, but unpatriotic.

In other news, rock singer extraordinaire (not) Meatloaf has announced his endorsement of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. One more reason I probably won’t be voting Republican come Nov. 6. Sorry, but it had to be said.

And with that, have a safe weekend, all, I’m headed to the ‘Cuse for some much-needed hang-time with the band, not to mention a performance at the Westcott Theater opening for my good buddies, Dark Hollow. And I’m dressing up as a hippie-cowboy, a.k.a. Dickey Betts of Allman Bros. fame. Does it get any better than that? To bad I don’t have a Les Paul.