Hey. Much to do but here’s a check in.
I stole this from a friend. I dig it.
First, Momma, I’m sorry for being all self-involved. Thanks for calling me on it.
I steal all my great links from Hot Air. Like this one. The Proverbs at the end are wonderful.
Two opposing views of our new BFF China. My Pops has been saying for years — partially to assuage my fear of a very rich and powerful China — that they are a country that faces a sustainability problem because a huge number of their citizenry are starving to death. This article would indicate he is correct there. It would also indicate some truth in my counter argument to Pops — that they are a strange new hybrid of Communism and Capitalism (on the surface, opposing ideologies) and are therefore not to be trifled with. It would appear from this article that their philosophy of Communism — center rule, powerful elite — is driving their “lawless capitalism.” Further proving that balance is a necessary element of leadership. See, regulation can be a good thing. I think the difference here is that the difference between good leadership and bad is that good requires work, nuance, commitment, and — I know it’s hard — simultaneous belief in freedom and oversight. Our system is not for the lazy, to be sure.
Here’s the other. I gotta say, I didn’t get much out of the negative, capitulating tone of this piece. Increasingly, this kind of approach just seems like the last vestige of the truly shallow. Sigh.
I’m sorry, but I just like this guy. He takes no sh*t. I would like to be better at that.
To me, they’re not mutually exclusive. Ask me sometime.
State of the Union and a Ryan response? Guarantee that Ryan being named the responder will dictate the rhetoric of the SOTU. The only thing worth watching for is a true indication that our President is actually rethinking some things — or just playing a part. He’s really not that opaque. We’ll be able to tell…
Caddyshack keeps coming up, whether due to discussions about this great show, this great movie or the fact that one of the youngsters in the office saw it for the first time recently. Here’s to the great ones.