It’s been pretty boring around the blogosphere lately. With Daphne on hiatus, Andy getting his jet-set on in Italy, and Gerard gone undercover working on some covert project, I feel kind of like the person at a party who looks up from his drink to discover the host giving him the stink eye and realizing that he is the last one in attendance and perhaps has over stayed his welcome.
In that spirit, posting is going to be light for the next couple of months. The weather has been fine and given the short duration of summer in this neck of the woods, I’ve got better things to do than sit in front of this computer pissing and moaning about things that bug me. One more thing before thing before I pop open a beer and put my feet up.
There is an essay up at The American Spectator by Angelo Codevilla that has been making the rounds the last couple of days that is well worth a read. With the exception of our committed Leftists, I think it is fair to say that a sizeable majority of people in this country think that the wheels have come off the wagon of state. That our elected representatives in both parties have ceased to regard themselves as the messenger’s of the people’s will and have instead created a bureaucracy of such magnitude that they have become the message. And the message is this. “We the People” are simply too dense to comprehend that which is in our best interest so best we just click on American Idol, turn up the volume, and let our betters dole out to us what they determine we have coming, while they establish a different set of rules for themselves.
Anyway, read the whole thing and reflect on the ramifications of what he is saying. For those of us who wish to remain a people committed to “Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness” as individuals, we have a long struggle ahead. The coming elections will solve nothing even if the Republicans manage to regain control of the legislature. It will merely be the first salvo in a long battle as they have wondered nearly as far from the path established by our founders as their fellow Democrats have. They must be brought to heel as well. What has taken decades to construct will not be taken down in months.
On that note…have a great summer and we’ll talk again in the fall.