But alas, my MacBook Pro laptop (purchased October 2007) has been behaving strangely of late. Its troublesome tendencies include slow, sluggish reactions when I click the built-in “mouse” button, and a strange phenomenon in which dragging the cursor across the desktop results in the cursor picking up an icon or toolbar button, and dragging the image across the screen. I must push the “ESCAPE” button to stop that from happening.
So before my luck runs out, here are a few observations:
-- Ethically challenged U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has gone way over the top, as is so common among liberal Democrats. He was quoted as saying that the Tea Party protesters recently gathered outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in opposition to Obamacare were no different from the civil rights protesters during the 1960s. In other words, narrow-minded, hateful bigots. This ranks up there with Sen. Dick Durbin's outrageous allegation that American soldiers at Gitmo were treating detainees as if they were in the Soviet gulag, Nazi war camps, or one of Pol Pot's hellish prisoner camps. Just more stupidity from the intemperate left.
-- Speaking of B.S. from delusional leftists, how about Tennessee Democrat Steven Cohen, who likened Tea Party protesters to KKK racists in hoods and robes. Said Cohen, "We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility towards gays, hostility towards anyone who, you know, just wasn’t a clone of George Wallace’s fan club.” Yeah, and Guam is in danger of capsizing and tipping over, right? What have these bozos been smoking?
-- Someone made a good point the other day -- a caller to a talk radio program. He noted that the Bill of Rights specifically speaks of a RIGHT to bear arms, yet the same liberals who claim health care is a right often favor gun control laws that fly in the face of the Second Amendment. As one illustrious Democrat stated regarding the rules, "We make 'em up as we go along."
-- Congrats to the Butler Bulldogs for playing a hard-nosed, competitive game Monday night in the NCAA basketball championship. They had a couple chances to tie it up or get the winning shot near the end, but just couldn't quite do it, and the Duke Blue Devils prevailed, 61-59. Congrats to Coach K and the Blue Devils. But already I find myself looking forward to my team's prospects in the 2010-2011 season.
-- It will be interesting to see how intense the Tea Party protests are come April 15 -- the one-year anniversary of the first Tea Party protests. Methinks they will continue in size and intensity. And the brain-dead Democrats and mainstream media will continue to demonstrate an embarrassing disconnect with their comments and observations. November keeps getting closer, thank God.
-- I am disturbed by recent developments in the Middle East. Hamad Karzai's threat to join the Taliban (perhaps made as much for shock value and to "send a message" as to give a genuine warning); several brutal bombings in Baghdad; Iran's continued rattling of sabers and utter contempt for the Obama administration; and Obama's shabby treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As if domestic turmoil were not enough, this utterly incompetent administration is going to keep wading deeper and deeper into the foreign policy muck.
-- Don't be surprised if I take a few days off from blogging. I think I need to take this machine in for a thorough checkup.