Buckeye Back Road Tour: I headed down the Appalachian Highway in southwest Ohio today, stopping first in Seaman, which is totally land locked. Go figure. At Best Hardware I handed the guy behind the counter a flyer that was signed “my best.” And I’m doing this all without a political consultant. I then stumped in the Seaman Barber Shop, which has a big, granite “10 Commandments” stone in the window. The 10th Commandment jumped out at me: “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods.” So let’s say I have a perfectly good 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Then I watch an advertisement for a new Honda Accord, start to covet it, and eventually spend some 22,000 bucks on it (or whatever). Some 22,000 bucks I could have spent helping homeless people in Cleveland. So, have I broken the 10th Commandment? Well, sure. The only reason you’re not hearing that from the pulpit these days is most priests, ministers, etc., are, that’s right, driving new Honda Accords (or whatever)… From Seaman, I drove to Winchester, Ohio, where I stumped with the regulars at Alice’s Restaurant where, that’s right again, “…you can get anything you want.” (That’s actually what the sign says out front.) And one of the things the menu says is that it is a: clean restaurant. “Not necessarily squeaky clean in a neurotic sense, but comfortably clean like Grandma’s house.” After then passing out some flyers around town, I headed further west to Sardinia, Ohio. In Sardinia I talked to Dave Carrington at Carrington Auto Care. He said he remembered the raitioning of sugar and gasoline during World War II. I couldn’t help but think we should consider gas rationing in this country again in the face of the catastrophic global warming we’re facing now. I mean it’s a war situation as well. That is, we’re making ‘war’ on the environment with our gluttonous American lifestyles. Note: I put up a flyer in a gorcery store in Sardinia that said: “Sardinia: VOTE OUTSIDE THE CAN!” I got a million of ’em.