Family commitments meant that I spent, perhaps, 5 minutes at my computer this weekend. That wasn’t what I’d planned, but that was what I ended up with. In today’s news cycle, of course, two days can be the equivalent of two decades. Certainly, when I turned the computer on this morning and checked out the news, the headlines were grim:
The U.S. and England (the only two Western nations that significantly increased, rather than decreased, government spending during the recession) are failing.
Our great Leader, the one who was supp0sed to ingratiate us with the Muslim world, is the subject of protests . . . in the Muslim world.
The Obama administration is putting crude, thuggish pressure on Israel, America’s only true friend in the Middle East. And I am very, very sad to report that this nastiness may be because the U.S. Military, acting through CENTCOM, which is linked to this blog, said that the Obama administration’s inability to control Israel is hurting America’s interests with Arab nations. Invective, of course, is not the same as control or a game plan. It’s tragic, though, that the weakest administration ever (and I do think Obama has easily overtaken Carter in that department) decides that, in lieu of getting responsible, it’s going to get vicious and fundamentally immoral. Of course, that’s entirely consistent with Leftist “pragmatism,” which is always drawn to the bully coalition and which, historically, is antisemitic, to boot.
Pelosi pushes forward with a shell game aimed at putting 1/6 of the economy under government control and pretty much destroying medicine as we know it. Although the Daily Caller writes that it’s possible that it won’t happen, I’m not optimistic because we’ve seen before that, once Pelosi goes into bribery/threat mode, Democrats fall like ninepins. This is where you come in. If you live in a district with a wavering Democrat, you must contact your representative. People like me are useless. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, my representative, has been a “head of the line” yes vote since day one. People like me — a very unhappy Independent — are completely irrelevant to her. You, however, may live in a district where your opinions actually counts. If that’s the case DO SOMETHING! Call, and then call again, and call again. And then, once you’ve had a nice hot cup of tea and rested a little, call again.
I think I need some chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
In fact, though, after I finish with some actual work, I’ve had two posts which I’ve been trying to get finished for days now. I’ve got them all lined up, but I haven’t had a serious minute within which to do something about them.