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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.

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