I’m disappointed in you Rush.

I can’t believe what I read from Rush Limbaugh this morning; Rush actually advocates caving in to liberal socialism, which is the Democrat party, and compromising on the obscene “stimulus” bill.

I’m disappointed in you Rush.

Up till now you have always called a commie a commie; taught millions of Americans to never compromise their principles and that moderates were simply people without conviction. And you have been right.

I can only hope you are once again simply pointing out the absurd with absurdity. President Obama will never go for your plan because it would concede the country to conservatism forever. As you point out, while for various reasons the majority in the country did vote for President Obama, a far larger majority oppose the liberal tax and spend approach to government when it is exposed plainly for them. If the Dems were to take your bait they would be acknowledging that while they can win elections they cannot win the the arena of ideas and ideals.

Come back to the right Rush, let us know we haven’t lost you to moderation.

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Commie Pinko

Rich Brookhiser of National Review’s The Corner and I have something in common; our wives apparently want us to take them to the movies or out to coffee but dread what is going to come out of our mouths.

Mr. Brookhiser’s comment about the movie Che  “Communist murderer” seem’s much like something I would say, unfortunately to my wife’s discomfort. Such as standing in line at Starbuck’s, hearing the manager complain about the cost of something skyrocketing because of “global warming”, and me commenting that “I think the Red Chinese are behind it.”

My wife thought this inappropriate. On reflection,I don’t think it was inapproriate but wasted. On reflection I’m not sure the twenty-somethings in line understand that the Chinese are Communist, (thus Red), and that in fact they do not have the best interest of the US, and capitalism, in mind. They do in fact have much to gain from crushing our economy by any means possible.

I think I will ask my wife to go to a movie to make up for my faux paus. Does anyone know where they are not showing Che: the Commie Pinko?

Relaxin with some empty space

I have some time to myself today, time to sit, to catch up with the world wide interweb, time to listen. For the third or fourth time of the day I am listening to Relaxin with the Miles Dave Quintet and I am facinated by the “empty space” allowed when, in 1956, you let 5 guys just play.

This has me thinking; when was the last time I allowed myself the time to relax and find my own “empty space?” It is so easy with work, family, church and life in general to “keep your head down, get ‘er done” and not allow God time to just work in my mind and heart. So often my God time is focused, to often on me, but even to often overly focused on Him. This sounds strange but if I am trying to focus and guide the conversation with God, I am eliminating His ability to fill the “empty space” with whatever He wishes.

I’m going on record now…

I’m going on record now, the Colorado Rockies are going to win the 2009 World Series.

I base this in part on the pitching rotation which, going into spring training, is stronger and deeper than ever. Add the coaching staff changes the Rockies made this off season and I predict great success.

What’s different?

Alright, it’s a new year and now everything is going to be different, right? I mean everything is going to be different because it’s a new year, right? I mean…

It is not a new year that will make things different in your life, in my life.,it is however the things we do different that will be different. Two important take aways from this 1or2thoughts of self awareness; it’s the different that will be different and just because you do something different does not mean your life is different.

Example; Sue and I went snowshoeing Saturday, and we had a great time. So does this mean I am now a winter activity enthusiast? No longer slightly, or more, overweight? That now I am in shape and will no longer huff and puff at 10,000 feet when I try to tie my shoes?

No.

It means I did something different and had a great time doing it. Could it mean those other things? Sure, if I went snowshoeing everyday, at 10,000 feet, for the next 3-20 weeks and managed to change my diet. Oh, and learned to like being cold.

So what is the lesson for myself here? Enjoy life. Seek out and enjoy doing something different because you want to and can, not just because it is different. Enjoy life as it is, because it is there for you to make the most of; you might as well enjoy it.

So go do something different and enjoy it, just don’t make something of it you shouldn’t. Different just means different until and unless it is a change.