Saturday, January 3, 2009

"A good riddance Sermon from the Church of Ineffable Stupidity"

The above referenced article from "Capitol Hill Blue" is absolutely the best recap of the Bush Regime that I have seen. Very insightful and most decidedly accurate. Take a couple of minutes and check it out.

Let's hope that those listed never find their way into government service again. It will take years to repair the effects of their misdeeds.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008, Another Down, How Many More?

What a year! We complete 2008 today, and we won't soon forget it. My family and I had a great burger at the Comfort Cafe on the Square in Blairsville today, and my son and I will watch his team (Georgia Tech) play LSU tonight in the Chik-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. That will finish it for us, and good riddance!

As I grow older and watch the years pass quickly, I think more of my mortality and wonder how many more? Sometimes I see something such as the next Olympics scheduled for the future and wonder if I will see it. That is my pessimism, or at least that's what my wife calls it. I call it realism.

Let us hope this new year brings optimism to us all. Optimism for a better economy and a more positive leader in the White House. A leader, who will throw aside the veil of secrecy, intrigue, and downright illegality and un-American thinking that has hovered over the presidency for the last eight years.

I wish all of my readers a healthy and positive year. I especially want to remember Diane of "A Stellarlife," who has had a difficult health issue recently. I hope to see her back blogging again soon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

War to the "Bitter End"

Israel has promised war to the bitter end in its quest to defeat Hamas in Gaza. Our lame duck administration is, of course, doing little to convince the Israelis that war to the bitter end may not be the solution to their problem. It seems that each attack does little more than to stiffen the Arab resolve to destroy Israel.

The Bush Regime always does very little in trying to restrain Israel. This time it has asked Israel to try to minimize civilian casualties. Actually, there is little Bush can do. The Arabs do not trust him, and Israel has so little respect for the hand that continues to feed them, that they will turn a deaf ear. All they know is to attack and destroy. Obviously, they have to respond to the rocket attacks, but, as usual, they destroy everything in sight, assuming I suppose that the United States will eventually spend billions to rebuild. It is time that they foot the bill for their destruction, using their own funds, not our aid.

The Bush Regime supported free elections in Palestine, but refused to respect the will of the Palestinian people, when they voted in Hamas. Instead, Bush cut off aid, leaving the Palestinians to fend for themselves and giving Hamas an even greater stake in Palestine's fate. As the old saying goes, "you can't have your cake and eat it too."

Now the mess has gotten worse, and the United States is impotent, with no desire to control Israel and absolutely no way of dealing with Hamas. The Middle East continues to be a powder keg with Israel as the primary target. Each time Israel kills more Arabs indiscriminately, the hatred intensifies.

If the Arabs ever unite against the Israelis, one has to wonder what the outcome will be and which side the U.S. will take. The Israelis, after all, have no oil and for all practical purposes, we owe them nothing. Yet, they do not have the resources to defeat all of the Arab world, unless we assist, or they use their nuclear power. Lord help us all, if that happens.