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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Blog status update

I just wanted to notify my readers (what's left of them) that I have a new home, and you can find it at TheNextRight. Please bookmark it and check in whenever time permits.

I'll still use this one from time to time -- or, at least I plan to. Who knows at this point. But, what I do post here will likely be on the lighter side of things. So, posting frequency depends largely on my mercurial nature.

Thanks for checking in, and I truly hope you'll join me at my new home.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama got pwn3d. . .

. . .by Senator McCain yesterday in what is a masterpiece of a response to the charge that he doesn't care about the troops. First, he landed this bone-crunching body blow:
Unlike Senator Obama, my admiration, respect and deep gratitude for America's veterans is something more than a convenient campaign pledge.

Then, after going on at some length to spell out the facts surrounding the issue, and that he has offered legislation that increases veterans' benefits while encouraging reenlistment -- something that the bill that was voted on in the Senate yesterday failed to do -- he puts Obama on the mat with a right cross to his glass jaw:
Perhaps, if Senator Obama would take the time and trouble to understand this issue he would learn to debate an honest disagreement respectfully. But, as he always does, he prefers impugning the motives of his opponent, and exploiting a thoughtful difference of opinion to advance his own ambitions. If that is how he would behave as President, the country would regret his election.

I suspect Obama regrets his decision to take on McCain in this instance. He clearly came out on the losing side this time.

Here's a bit of free advice for the Illinois senator: avoid talking about military issues for the rest of the campaign. It's not your strong suit.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I don't know about you, but. . .

Monday, May 19, 2008

With much regret. . .

. . .I'm forced to announce that blogging will be extremely light for the foreseeable future. Life has a way of putting your endeavors asunder from time to time, and that's the case here. I have a few issues to work through for the time being, and though it may come as a shock to the reader, none of them require incarceration or rehab. It's just another one of life's little curveballs, and I need to hit the batting cage for a while.

Hopefully, this hiatus will be brief, but at the moment, there's just no way to tell how long it will be. I do want those who stop by to read my rantings on a somewhat regular basis to know that I very much appreciate their time, and I hope I have contributed something to their thinking over the past few months. As badly as I hate to walk away right now, given the fact that I'm just now starting to get my writer's voice back, I don't really have a choice in the matter.

Again, thanks to those who go out of their way to read what I have to say. I hope you got as much out of reading it as I got out of writing it.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dumb rationalizations. . .

. . .aren't uncommon in politics, but this one by Barack Obama, in his attempt to explain away Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in Kentucky, is exemplary:
"Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle."

Umm. . .Senator Obama? Didn't you know that Illinois -- your home state -- actually shares a border with Kentucky, and that Arkansas doesn't? I do realize that southern Illinois is largely an afterthought to everyone north of Springfield, but it is still technically a part of the state.

Wait. Could it be that Kentucky, like Arkansas, is one of "those places" that you have a hard time relating to because of all the bitter, superstitious bigots?

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