Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

While I Was Away

Ever have one of those periods where no matter what you did things just continued to colapse? Or every time you took two steps forward you were forced one step back? Me too. And it started for me around the end of June and continues still.  I won't bore you with my whiny details, I'll just say that I had little desire to do anything but sleep.  Well I see a light at the end of the tunnel, and every fiber of my being tells me it is an oncoming train. Oh well. bottom line is I have gotten some energy back and I am fighting the malaise that had crippled me. So I am posting again. Yea me!

So what has been going on? Well Obama has been flip flopping like a Kerryfish out of water. First he will debate, now he won't. First he won't go to Iraq, then he went with the entire MSM in tow. First he found comments made by Bernie Mac offensive, then he didn't but then he sent a messenger around to say that he really did. It must have been the Angel of Death because Bernie died shortly after the Obamassiah expressed his disapproval.  I can't help but wonder if Barack also disapproved of Issac Hayes or maybe his messenger just made a pit stop in Memphis on the way back. Xenu rest his soul.

McCain has been gaining in the polls, or more precisely, Obama is slipping. I don't think John is doing much of anything and is improving. That scary fact is very revealing about this up coming election. Ennui abounds and no one seems concerned about little things like "issues". 

Meanwhile the Democrat led congress has reached it's lowest approval rating in history. 9%. Wow. I know a number of Americans, myself included, had to cancel vacation plans this year due to runaway gas prices and skyrocketing costs. I guess while they were staying around the house they took a good hard look at the job Pelosi and company's been doing and were not impressed. 

I think the choices for veep will be important. Hillary has said she did not want to be nominated but who really believes that? Of course her chances were slim and none. Barack has more sense than that. Standing between Hillary and the Presidency, he might as well have just painted a big bullseye on his back and just waited for her to plow through him to get to the oval office.  And you thought hunting with Dick Cheny was dangerous. 

Well the Olympics arrived and the U.S. leads in total medals by a slim margin over China. Though China has almost twice as many gold medals as the U.S.  I am glad for Mike Phelps though! Way to represent Mike! And I loved the interview with Mark Spitz. What a gracious athlete. Of course the old joke has to be put to rest now. You know the one, "How do you fill an Olympic Pool? Mark Spitz."  I guess some things you need to let go of.

I am looking forward to the conventions and I am sure I will have things to say about both of them.  So come back and hopefully I can keep the non-blogging blues at bay.
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3 comments:

Starrlight said...

This whole election is leaving me cold. Much like the Olympics. I think Obama is a nice guy, I read his book last year. I used to respect McCain but I think he sold out. And I think the Dems are wearing beer goggles.

Mark T said...

Dude. At least leave us a note before you vanish. ;-) Glad you're at least relatively ok. You're in my prayers.

I agree with Starrlight. Brrr.

Both the Olympics and the presidential campaign have so far only served to justify my deepening cynicism about both.

Eve said...

Glad to see you back. I missed you.

Haven't watched much of olympic television. It just doesn't grab me the way it used to.

As for the election - I understand the general apathy related to the whole blessed thing. I can't work up much enthusiasm for either Obama or McCain. Seven years of living in Arizona left me less than impressed with McCain. Obama has never impressed me in any positive way. This is one time I truly wish for a viable third candidate. I've never enjoyed a political convention and don't expect to be won over by either of the upcoming extravaganzas.