I woke up this morning very confused. My clock told me that it was 7:00 a.m., but it was awfully light outside. When I went upstairs, it was even more peculiar to discover that my daughter was awake and getting reading for her soccer game . . . which was at 9:00 a.m.
Things began making sense when I figured out that, in ancient times back a few years ago, today would have marked the end of daylight savings time. I bought my bedside clock about a decade ago, and it came with the promise that it would automatically adjust for daylight savings time. Unfortunately, there’s no way that I can communicate to it the fact that the rulings having changed. Its little electronic brain just keeps chugging away, confusing the heck out of me.
One of these days, I’m going to have to retire that clock, since I’m certain that it will eventually cause me to miss a very important Sunday morning event.
Speaking of missing things, you might have noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately. I have the usual round of excuses: Mr. Conservative work, legal work, the cold from Hell, family demands, a new dog, etc., but the truth is that I don’t know what to say. As some of my past posts reveal, I wrote all that was necessary four years ago, when I pretty accurately predicted what would come to pass. Now that things have played out as any sentient being not blinded by ideology could foresee, all I’m left with is “I told you so.” And just as “I told you so” is a conversation stopper in real life, it’s also a dead-end blog-wise.
I told you that Obama would let Iran build the bomb.
I told you that Saudi Arabia and Israel would bond (somewhat) over a common Iranian enemy.
I told you that Obamacare couldn’t be self-sustaining because it was built upon an economic house of cards.
I told you that Obama would abandon our allies and embrace our enemies.
I told you that the European economic model would collapse in the face of economic reality.
I told you that Obama’s passive response to the Green revolution in Iran and the Arab spring would result in resurgent Islamism.
I told you that, while I don’t believe Obama is a religious man, his heart lies with Islam.
I told you that Obama is antisemitic.
And so on and so forth — all rhetorical dead ends. And to make matters worse, even back in 2008 and 2009, I wasn’t telling you guys anything you didn’t already know. Not only was I “telling you so,” I was preaching to the choir.
All of which leaves me at something of a loss for words.
I’ve got to write up the first draft of an appellate brief today. Always boring work, and there’s nothing that inspires my blogging more than my avoiding boring work. Check back in later to see if I was inspired.
And until then, please feel free to consider this an Open Thread.