Monday, August 20, 2012

Close Encounter

So I have been MIA awhile now.  Figured I'd stop by and put a few words to paper (so to speak).  Since I have not been watching, listening, or otherwise paying any attention to events outside my small parcel of the planet, I have cleansed myself of the need to vent over stupid actions by stupid leaders.  Besides, paying attention to what's in front of me is a full time job it appears.

GW Bush rode by me on a mountain bike last week.  Keith and I said, "Good Morning George".   Dubya grinned and we continued on our way.  Of course in tow behind him was a group of maybe 30 local riders who comprise what is called "Peloton 1".  There was security everywhere.  ATVs, big guys and gals on mountain bikes, and the appropriate number of black SUVs all over the area.  That was one expensive mountain bike ride. 

Keith and I had no clue the ex-President was in the woods over to the Smith Preserve in Kennebunk.  We were glad he was finishing up and we were just getting started.  We had the woods to ourselves once the sweep security rode/drove past us. 

I hated the man's politics and many if not all the actions he put in play during his reign as POTUS.  But seeing him grunting it out on a mountain bike has taken the edge of the animosity I have for him.   The fact we share a common interest and he is no longer large and in charge has mellowed my opinion of the man........but not what he did to us.


Later.................................


7 comments:

Ol'Buzzard said...

Missed your post. I am in that hiatus mode. Can't think of anything to say that isn't being screamed on MSNBC - and I am tired of that.
have a good summer.
the Ol'Buzzard in western Maine.

susan said...

It's all about hate the sin and not the sinner in the long run, isn't it? The internets will still be here if you feel like returning when the trails have iced over.

Randal Graves said...

Even out in the blustery wilds of Maine one cannot escape the horrors of civilization.

BBC said...

Fuck Bush even if you have something in common with him.

okjimm said...

Bush stopped in my hometown, once. He stopped by a local ice cream stand and got a cone. Stiffed the waitress on a tip. Cheap bastard. Still don't like him. I'ld steal his bike.

The Blog Fodder said...

Hey, I am so glad to see you back. I am on a break myself. Too much religion and politics. You have only one country. I follow politics and religion in four Canada, Ukraine, USA and Russia.
Funny about GW. The sound of his voice just make me ill. but the daughter of friends of mine is in the USA military and flew on AF1 as part of her assignments and she said he was one of the nicest people she ever met as a human being. go figure.

robin andrea said...

Interesting close encounter. I prefer seeing bobcats and coyotes, but one GW Bush on a bike isn't a bad sighting. Too bad he was such a stupid, dangerous president.