I know my blog is banned in China, as the husband told me so. Mostly all American blogs are, apparently. Still, a shoutout to the Chinese today on the beginning of their new year. Did you know the tradition is to only think good thoughts and positive energy stuff today so that the new year will be focused on what a person wants to happen?
I have a mind full of useless facts. I'm great at trivia games.
A lifetime of obsessive reading does that to a person.
Last night on the BBC America channel, a new show began. It's called 'The State Within' and it was 2 1/2 hours of enjoyable suspense. It's like a Brit/American collaboration of a '24' style show. Tonight and tomorrow night bring more of it as it rolls out for the viewing public. Sharon Gless, if you are old like me and remember 'Cagney and Lacey', plays the U.S. Secretary of Defense. I'm in it for the British accents. So nice.
Check out the website, www.victorycaucus.com, to see if your Republican Senator voted yesterday to betray our country in the war in Iraq. If so, time to let your voice be heard. I wasn't worried about mine but there were seven who voted with the Dems. Every one of the Dems voted yes on the resolution. Ten Senators were absent. Only one was a Dems, Johnson of S.D. who is still hospitalized. The resolution failed anyway, thanks to strong leadership from Mitch McConnell, who I am relieved to see in his position. Fortunately, for the military, he is a leader with a couple.
The encouraging news, a glimmer of hope, coming from the new plan in Baghdad is that since it began last week, violence is markedly down. No soldiers from the coalition have been killed, knock wood. I know the Dems are so strongly invested in our military's defeat there, but, just suppose the surge works and victory wins the day. The sheer dangerousness of the full tilt Bush Derangement Syndrome on the left will be undeniable. Political micromanagement by unworthy foolish old men is, again, not a plan for victory.
Sometimes I feel as though I am a lone voice in the wilderness. I know sometimes I feel as though I'm the only person around with my hair on fire over the implicit threat to our way of life.
I prefer to be Churchill, not Chamberlain. Fortunately, for all of us whether we acknowledge it or not, does President Bush.