Days of Future Passed

“Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate; he attacks when it is abundant.”

–Sun Tzu

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Ol’ Sunny makes a lot of sense. But that’s just me.

As I progress in age, I rather like the idea of a strong defense. There’s some security in that for me. It’s no different than knowing my IRA’s are safe and sound and ready for that day when I regularly eat dinner at 5 pm, then rush through my rice pudding in order to get back home to watch watch “Wheel of Fortune” at 6:30.

That Pat Sajak is hot.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know that much about politics.

Or Pat Sajack.

Truth be told, the whole concept of politics bores me silly, unless I can find some way to poke fun at it. But like any democracy jonesin’ American, I have certain concerns.

Politically, I am Conservative. Socially, it’s safe to say that I can (at times) align myself more with Conservative Democrats.   But I tend to vote Republican.

That said, I have made it clear that I don’t like anything about Hillary Clinton.   Now that she’s out of the political picture for the time being, we must now focus on  Obama and McCain.

First up:   The Big “O”.

Obama has his issues–to me, he’s disingenuous and he has a lack of …something…I’m not  quite sure.  I hear a delightful speaker when he talks, but he’s devoid of substance.  He’s rife with those thinly veneered “here’s what we’ll do” promises.    But he’s yet to  provide the meaty, info packed “here’s how we’re going to do it” emphatic declaratives that I and voters like me, really need to hear.

Will race be a factor?  It shouldn’t be, but it will be.   Invariably, it will be  Some will vote for him because he’s black; others will stay away from the polls for the very same reason.   If Obama ascends the top of the American political throne, I don’t want to hear race enter the vitriol that will no doubt spew forth the  minute  he makes a mistake and I assure you, he will.   If he’s criticized at all, I WILL NOT abide by ANYONE saying it’s because he’s black.  The long and short of this preamble is simple:  if Barack Obama can be elected,  he can AND WILL BE held accountable.

Second up:   The Big Mac.

John McCain.   I don’t like Johnny Boy and to be honest, I’m not sure why.  I think it’s because he cheated on his wife.  I HATE philanderers.  But I believe any concerns over McCain are a waste of good angst. I don’t think he stands a chance.  People are turned off by Bush and his brand of Republican run America.  The last eight years have been problematic indeed, but it hasn’t all been George Bush’s handiwork.   But when you’re the President, the buck stops with you.—unless you’re a Clinton; then the tentacles of blame are far reaching.  Yessir,  my gut tells me it’s all about Obama.   He, wife Michelle (Proud American that she is) and the girls will more than likely be making a very historic move to a new residence next January.

And with that move will come changes…make no mistake about that.   Obama is a  Democrat (a “clodpated Socialist” if you ask my mother) and Democrats are notorious for whittling away at defense. That will no doubt happen once he’s on office.     Once ANY Democrat is in office.

So, what can we expect?

Massive cuts in defense spending cuts and downsizing in the most searing and egregious way.   The military will just have to do the best it can.

I believe this esteemed group of fighters is prepping for the inauspicious November election now.

For example: This is the new prototype for the Bradley fighting vehicle due out in early 2009.

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It’s called “The Bradley” because well… see the guy doing the peddling?   His name is Bradley.

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Meet the new F-18..armed with a guy named Brock and a Glock.

New Kinda brings new credence to the term “Wing Man”, doesn’t it?

And lastly, if any enemy–foreign or domestic–threatens the peace and tranquility of the Arlen Grove Municipal Swimming Pool in Arlen Grove, Illinois–America will be ready!!!!!!

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Gee…something tells me that medieval catapults are gonna make a big comeback during the next administration.

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6 comments

  1. Hey Laur,

    Thanks for getting me in the mood to watch the dems debate tonight. This was funny and sad to say, true…..

  2. this may be the first election in my lifetime where everyone hates ALL the candidates…oy vay

  3. It’s called a peace dividend. The logic of spending less on defense and still increasing overall spending escapes me as to how it is a dividend.

    But then again, my horse threw me on Sunday but I’m told “we have a bond.”

    Heh.

  4. I once remember a bumper sticker that said, “Won’t it be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the military has to hold a bake sale?”

    Actually, I think military cuts are in order. Did you know we spend more on the military than all other nations – combined! Something doesn’t add up.

  5. Not me, Pete., I rather like a strong national defense. I never thought about it much until recently. the big 50th birthday rapidly approaches and maturity has forced me to see many things differently. I used to be a big Democrat. Thought the Clintons hung the moon. I’ve since seen the error of my naivte.

    LK

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