U.S. President Barack Obama gave his "State of the Union" speech last night and today I owe the executive editor of the local paper a cup of coffee.
Yesterday, on a whim, I sent an email to Larry Parnass saying I would bet him $5 (at 2:1 odds) that Obama would mention Pete Seeger in his annual assessment of America. Seeger, a longtime folk singer and activist, died Monday at the age of 94.
Larry wrote back saying he would bet me (even odds) a cup of coffee that Obama would not mention Seeger, who always was a little too left for even a left-leaning politician.
Doing a search of Obama's text today, I find that I am on the losing end of a long-shot bet.
I like paying my debts, so I will pony up at a local coffee shop on Friday morning.