Taking a minute to write about Romney because I was greeted this morning by the Coach’s sigh of relief on Facebook:
“For the first time I can remember, Mitt Romney said something last night that actually made me want to applaud. And what’s more, I feel like he actually MEANT it: “President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our Party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success.”
Amen to that. Envy shouldn’t be used as a driver of social policy. It’s the only one of the seven deadly sins that doesn’t feel good, even for a little while.”
I think Romney is a good candidate. He is a shrewd businessman, our economy is in the crapper, and we need someone who knows how to get us started down a path of something like fiscal responsibility. Also, I think he can win. And I’m ready to have this “progressive” (most laughable misnomer ever) mindset wielding a little less control. Because your version of progress leads to a future I’d prefer not to inhabit. Talk about Idiocracy…
So, let me get back to it. Here are a few diversions:
This is why David Brooks is misguided. It’s pretty offensive to suggest that all women care about is the “size of a man’s wallet.” Look, goldiggers are out there, on both sides of the gender divide. But some of us still believe in that old-fashioned ridiculousness known as love. You know, borne of mutual interest, values, life purpose. When I meet people like Brooks and realize that to them this makes perfect sense, I try really, really hard not to laugh. Or cry. Because I think misery is a hard thing to predict and I’m pretty sure rich people still commit suicide…And, Mr. Brooks, if this was all suggested to point out how absurd Santorum is for believing in the societal benefits of strong marriage unions, you even more misguided than I thought.
My friend Lynnsey posted this and I think it’s a nice primer as we move into the Lenten season here shortly. She and I are thinking of going to New Orleans — she wants to hit Mardi Gras but I’m more partial to Jazzfest. We shall see. Either way, this book is homework.
This is also homework. I’m not sure why, but wine seems to be becoming a hobby lately. Grandpa would be proud.
Anytime I can post a clip from the British version of The Office, I will. And it’s timely. I love Gareth.
Finally, today’s jam. Take note, cause it’s true.: