Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Taking my Time
Vacations are great, aren't they? There really is nothing like a good vacation to cause you to put the pace of life and the daily irritations aside for a couple of weeks, and just give your entire self a rest - mind, body and soul. That's what we did. Europe is beautiful, but it also has it' ugliness. And for all you lefties who think of Europe as some socialist utopian model of which America should aspire to, it's not. Historically it's awesome. And for the most part, culturally, it's pretty cool, and the scenery is beautiful. But when it comes right down to it, the USA is the closest thing to heaven on earth - unless, of course, you’re Muslim in which Amsterdam would then be the closest thing to heaven because of the availability of sexual partners; not virgins of course, but for guys that spend a lot of quality time with sheep and camels then blow themselves up to achieve their sexual reward of 72 virgins, the red light district isn't that far away. In fact, maybe those sub-humans wouldn't be so ticked off to the point of slaughter and suicide if they visited there once in a while. I, of course, am not condoning that sort of thing, or recommending it for any sane person, but for a bunch of thugs from caves who don't know what a bar of soap is, it might be a welcome change of pace.
OK, I digress. By the way, do you think there might be just one Muslim of some political, cultural and religious importance that might be able to book some time on Arab media and get the word out that there really aren't 72 virgins waiting for you in Allah’s heaven if you kill yourself while killing innocent men, women and children? Where are the sane Muslims? I realize that's an oxymoron. Oh well, I digress again.
As I was saying, vacation was great. I think we liked Italy the best - Venice and the Tuscany region specifically. It was difficult to be away from the political crap - Europe TV stinks- but I have to say, it was very healthy for me. I occasionally let myself get too wrapped up in the ugliness of politics and the struggle of good (conservatives) vs. evil (leftists), and it was good to force myself to not pay attention for a while. The reality is that it really doesn't matter what we think or do. The libs are going to continue to try as hard as they can to drag this country through whatever mud they can think up, and hopefully, there will be a timely crisis that they can exploit to ruin this country, minimize the effects of conservatism on the culture and convert us all into Streisand clones. The only thing we can do is pray that there will remain a silent majority of us out here in flyover country, that continue to see through the crap being thrown at us daily from the bastions of liberal ideology, such as the MSM and the leftist dominated education system. Anyway, as I was saying, it was good to push away from all that noise for a while. Now that I'm back, I'm slowly getting back into things. I'm following some stories like the Joe Wilson fiasco, and the SCOTUS nominations and will be inspired to comment soon I'm sure. But until then, I'm going to try to bask in the afterglow of a great vacation for as long as possible.