So we just finish one spectacle (the Olympics) and we jump right into another one (Democratic convention) and I have to rant just a little. Money, money, money — it seems to be so much about money these days. I can’t fathom for the life of me why a presidential election has to cost so many millions and millions of dollars – we as stewards of the American way simply must find a way to put an end to this tremendous waste of money. Children are hungry in this country, people don’t have health insurance, many have lost their homes – and not all of them being foreclosed out of their own fault, either. People are losing their jobs as more and more manufacturing leaves the U.S. And here we have two political parties — two political opponents — two political conventions running up hundreds of millions of dollars in waste. And for what? It makes me sick to think of how many people could be helped to have a better life rather than big corporations heaping gobs of money on a waste-of-good-air political nonsense. There must be a way to pare down this process and make it mean something once again. Perhaps we can start by banning television ads. And, let’s destroy all the signage – I’m sick of seeing the signs in yards and everywhere else. Waste, waste, waste thy name is politics.