I have to be careful what I say here, but I feel I owe my readers an explanation. The ads that appear on this site are chosen by a Google ad program, not by myself. Yesterday, I discovered an ad from a certain large retailer on my site. I wondered why on earth that particular company would choose to patronize this particular URL. Then I realized--I'd written about an affiliated company. What I'd said was not complimentary, but that probably didn't matter to the search engine that was looking for key words to place the ad.
This morning, when I pulled up alanmcnarie.blogspot.com, the ad was gone again. If it or a similar ad ever reappear, please remember that my own opinions about such companies will be expressed in the blogs, not the ads.
BTW, I've had CNN on today to follow the inauguration coverage, and just watched George Bush's plane, no longer Air Force One, depart for Texas.
I try to be objective, but my subconscious doesn't. I have a little part of my brain that's always playing some tune or other by free association--often a melody that I don't even like, such as some ad jingle or other. But the moment I saw that plane lift off, my mental jukebox started playing "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead."