Janera has ten more questions on deck today, this time from newlywed First Daughter Chelsea Clinton.
1. “I think with our problems with hopelessness and cynicism that [the solution] ultimately has to come from the young people themselves. We've got to realize we are the future and we make of our future what we make of it, and ultimately we have to do it for ourselves.” If you had a wish for your future, what would it be?
A wish? Not be so broke.
2. “We proved we could be safe and secure at home, and still have more allies and friends in the world.” Tell us about a couple of your closest friends.
Not difficult. The only person on God's green acres who could be called my friend is my poor benighted spouse, @djswebb, whose blog is here
3. “I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.” What is the most that you have ever lost?
Lost? I lost my Social Security card once.
I haven't lost much at all, certainly compared with most of my fellow citizens on Spaceship Earth.
4. “We grieve for the loss of life, ... I ask you to redouble your resolve and help your neighbors.” What was the last thing that you have done to help a neighbor?
I'm ashamed to admit I can't think of anything.
5. “I think they were interested in it.” What have you done to help someone because of a shared interest?
I've done some research for people in other parts of the country about baseball history. That doesn't really count one bit.
6. “How we use these surpluses in this moment of prosperity will determine America's future for decades to come. Nothing will more surely determine it than making the right choices…” What do you think the priorities of the United States really should be?
There's lots of ways to answer this, but the war undercuts them all. We need to end the wars, because we can't do anything about the other problems while still shoveling buckets of money to the military.
7. “For all the tornadoes Arkansas has, and the ones that have hit around Little Rock, we never had one just basically come down Main Street.” What was the last severe weather situation that you and your neighbors endured?
We lost power some time ago. That's about as bad it gets around here.
8. “I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.” Who among the folks you consider family or friends has lost the most?
I think my mother losing her husband and her best friend counts here. 9. “I Do.” If you’ve been married what were your thoughts when you said that? Or if not, what would you hope them to be?”
Sort of like Luke Skywalker before he grabs Leia and swings across the chasm on the Death Star. "God, I hope this works."
Turns out it did.
10. "I'm a big health-food freak and a vegetarian devotee." Have you or are you a vegetarian? Thoughts?
I'm kind of torn on this. People I respect like Paul McCartney are vegetarians. I can understand intellectually the arguments for it, both healthwise and morally.
But I just can't do it-I don't have the willpower.
Explains a lot.