I'm trying--really. It's just that damned black dog of depression curled up at my feet. I think of posts all the time, I just can't bring myself to sit down and write them out.
It's the damndest thing--I got so wrapped up in my son's competetive band season that when it ended I felt like the bottom dropped out from under me. I'll get better, though.
Anyway, some thoughts...
The new Congress... What the hell is wrong with Democrats? I know that a majority of Democrats are people who simply feel that their way is the best way. It's a shame that they won't admit the same of Republicans, but that's another subject.But it takes a special breed of jerk to be a Democratic politician.We won't even get into people like Murtha and Kerry who are flat out traitors. But what's up with the non-binding resolution opposing the “surge” in troops?
Some years ago General Eric Shinseki, who is reviled by all airborne troopers and anyone who has to ride in the deathtrap they call “Stryker”, became the darling of the left when he publicly stated that we were not committing enough troops to Iraq. Shinseki retired shortly after his statement and it was claimed by many on the left that he was forced out of the military. In fact, he retired on the date that he had put in for before he ever made his statement. The only thing unusual about his retirement was that the administration announced his successor earlier than is traditional. It didn't have any effect on his reitrement—big hairy deal. Nonetheless, the left had an axe to grind, and they claimed long and loud that Skinky was forced out because he said the administration hadn't committed enough troops.
Well, now Bush has announced that we need more troops. In government speak they call it a “surge” (That goes for more troops, putting in overtime, etc. It's all a “surge”). And sumbitch if the Dimocrats in Congress haven't voted a non-binding resolution opposing the surge. Twelve months ago they were raising their glasses of expensive California wine to toast Skinky for saying we didn't commit enough troops, and now that Bush says we need to commit more troops they're against it. Is it me???
I think Bush should make a speech saying that global warming is an incredible danger and we need to act right freaking now. I guarantee you that within hours Nancy Pelosi and Teddy Kennedy would make televised statements claiming that there is no such thing as global warming.