Monday, January 03, 2005

New Year's Thoughts

I have been away for a few days enjoying time with family. In the meantime we have considerable shock at the enormity of the tsunami and the ongoing magnitude of the recovery which will unfortunately include considerable infectious disease. These infections could dwarf the original loss of life. All of this has not kept the liberals focused on the tragedy to the exclusion of political complaints about President Bush not running to the cameras fast enough to bite his lower lip and exclaim his heartfelt feeling of pain for others when we didn't even know the extent of the damage. What a crock.

We just spent several days with my brother-in-law and his wife here at the beach. He was and still is prominent in the news since Speaker Hastert may remove him from his chairmanship of the House of Representatives Ethics Committee. This is widely known to be the worst job a member of Congress can hold, so the loss of it would really be a blessing for the most part. It will be interesting to see how it turns out--probably tomorrow. His greater anxiety will be centered on the O.U. game with U.S.C., I suspect, since he is a rabid Sooner fan.

Wonder how the investigation of Dan Rather is coming along?

The NFL needs to do something about all the meaningless games at the end of the season. Some of the games after one of the teams has a playoff slot are worse than preseason games.

I have already heard some of the liberal talking heads on T.V. wondering why Jimmy Carter, who was last seen at the Democratic Convention sitting next to Michael Moore, was not included with Clinton and G.H.W. Bush in the tsunami fund raising. Gosh, I will have to ponder on that.

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