As many of you know, blogging takes up a tremendous amount of time, especially if you want to do the research and get the facts correct (I’m talking about the responsible ones, not the lot that likes to shoot from the hip without a care if the truth is known or not). I’m finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to research and write posts that are reasonably legible (and readable) as well as being on target & timely. I hate to dash off some half-assed post on the spur of the moment – they’re usually pretty ugly.
Work, while a blessing, is absolutely nuts. I’m working around 45-50 hours a week, and adding 50-60 minutes of commuting both ways does not leave much time for anything extracurricular. Yard work and an extremely reduced workout schedule takes up the rest of the time. Considering that I was out of work for 10 months, I’ve gone from one extreme to another.
As a result, blogging is dang-near impossible. So I’m seriously considering shutting the blog down for an indefinite period of time, probably for the summer. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to disappear – it just means that I won’t be around as much visiting your blogs, and writing posts here. But I would like to write at least this one last post with some comments on recent events and some opinions:
The oil well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster from many different angles. The differences of opinions on the ecological impact are being speculated as often as the weather changes, but it isn’t good by any means. The political spin of “the government is there to help” is far from reality as the first government responders were attorneys, and President Obozo can’t personally stop anything no matter what he says. There is no doubt that there were mistakes made on the part of BP, but the overlooked fact remains that 11 lives were lost in trying to supply the world with the energy supplied by oil.
Politics as usual is in Washington no matter what the promises of the Democratic (and Republican) leaders has been demonstrated again with the Sestak affair. Political dealings are the bane of the government originally envisioned by the Founders of this country. A quote from The American Thinker states:
“Politics” is not “government.” In fact, the politicization of government is a reason for many miseries.
And the politicians wonder why the American people have gone off the reservation and formed TEA Parties…
Which brings up the illegal immigration issue. Obozo, in his typical arrogant anti-American fashion, praises a foreign country and disses his own –
The longer that the healthcare legislation is being examined, the more of a Charlie-Fox that legislation is being revealed to be. Examinations are showing that the legislation is the exact opposite of the promises of the Congress and Obozo. Hang on to your wallets, America, it’s coming.
I do not oppose Obozo for the color of his skin, I oppose him for the ideology, policies and practices that he represents. From the time that he took office, he has just about justified all my concerns. An article in The Weekly Standard states some of the concerns that I had much better than I can:
Most striking is his unbounded faith in government—and an equally unbounded faith in his own abilities as a self-proclaimed transformational leader. Then there is his contempt (not too strong a word, in my judgment) for the private sector. Government, he seems to think, is a supermagnet for supersmart idealists from academia, while the business world is populated by dullards motivated by a crass and shortsighted desire for profit.
Obama apparently believes that government should be able to stop all man-made disasters before they happen. “As we continue our response effort,” he said, “we’re also moving quickly on steps to ensure that a catastrophe like this never happens again.” In fact, neither he nor anyone else can “ensure” any such outcome, unless he proposes to call an end to all of the progress that has been made since the beginning of the industrial revolution, if not before.
In his analysis of the situation, Obama has been quick to blame this disaster on the supposed sins of free enterprise and private companies seeking private gain, the public be damned. Without citing any evidence of wrongdoing, he talked about the “oil industry’s cozy and sometimes corrupt relationship with government regulators” and how that has meant “little or no regulation at all.” Clearly, it does not occur to him that the oil companies have a powerful motive to self-regulate—in light of the physical threat to their own workers and the huge potential damage to the long-term viability of their companies that awaits anything less than an exceptional safety performance.
In thinking so poorly of business and business people, it may be only natural for Obama to look upon himself and his friends from academia as being—well—a cut above the ordinary (and quite possibly corrupt) people doing actuarial work for insurance companies, or toiling in the engineering departments of companies like BP. This holier-than-thou, smarter-than-everyone-else ivory tower elitism has unfortunately become a defining element of the Obama presidency.
And that is exactly one of the concerns that I have with Obozo – he is an academic without real work experience. Thus, he believes that theory will work in reality. We all know how well that works…
There is a lot more that I could write on concerning the Administration’s neglect on calling a terrorist a terrorist (especially when tied to radical Islam), lack of support for our troops, and apparently turning against our long-time ally Israel. Then we have the economy and high unemployment while increasing the national debt to spend the country’s way to prosperity. There is one truth in all of this – we are in trouble as a country, and Obozo does not have the competence nor has the competence around him to get this country back on track. Hubris is a terrible weakness, and We The People will be paying the price.
“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21, 1787