by bob county
I letter to Barack Husein Obama
It is not a simple task being President. I was the president of
R&R Round House. It included Michael Wild, Andy Chicket and me.
We combined our s-scale trains into one railroad. I had my dad's
American Flyer trains. Michael had the Lionel version and Andy was
very skilled at model building. The wiring was like spaghetti. Back in
the 70's, the switch throttle was a box with two plastic levers. These
boxes threw the switches on the rails. Red and white wire ran from the
boxes to the terminals at the switches. All of the switch throttle wiring
was run to the transformer, which had a single throttle. The transformer
had a splitter panel for accessories, like the train horn box or building lights.
It was a lot of fun to run those trains.
However, there were issues over access to the train set. The train
set was at my home in the basement. Michael and Andy wanted a key to
the basement door. That way they could work on the layout and play with
the trains, when I wasn't home. Dad was concerned about passing out keys
to the house. He put a different key entry on the door from the basement to the
upstairs house. I would have many debates over how the landscape and
buildings should look, but my decision was final. I was the President.
It was my house. Hence, we come to the point. President Obama, this
country is your house. Franklin Delaware Roosevelt declared a state of
emergency at the beginning of the his administrations economic crisis.
He called it the "New Deal." You have that right.
I suggest you act quickly. Popular opinion is fickle. If the Republicans
have their way; all the trains will stop running. All they care about is electing
a Republican President. Sean Hannity, "I'd vote for any Republican, running
against Obama." They want to shut down the Federal Government. It is an
old Rebel ploy: "Less government is good!" Rush Limbaugh. Take control of
the train, before it is derailed. Do you really want Rufford Murdock's politics
for the next four years?
That's my two cents.
PS: I'm sure you can find my number. Call me anytime.
If you need some more advice.