Friday, July 30, 2010

Am I On Strike?

I think every blogger, at some point, becomes demoralized, dejected, disgusted.  No, this is not an "I'm retiring  from blogging" thing at all, but I admit to having backed off a bit in the past few weeks as real life has taken over my world.  I can't string two coherent thoughts together anymore, much less a blog post.  I know things will settle down and return to normal at some point, but man, oh man.  Life has been crazy.  Implosion.

So I'm checking the sites tonight to see what I've missed this week and here's Ed Morrissey's post entitled "Did the Government Cause the Gulf Oil Spill?"  Well, hell. 

As it turns out, maybe, indirectly, yeah...

The generally accepted view of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has focused on the blowout preventer and the non-standard procedures BP conducted just before the explosion and fire.  However, most of the damage and the main source of the spill came from the collapse and sinking of the DH platform rather than the initial explosion.  A new report by the Center for Public Integrity, based on testimony from people on scene and Coast Guard logs, contains evidence that the platform sunk because of a botched response from the Coast Guard, which failed to coordinate firefighting efforts and to get the proper resources to fight the fire...
Well, no wonder Obama shook BP down to foot the bill on this one.

Read the rest of Ed's post for the whole story, as well as this one by Rob Bluey at the Washington Examiner for the full story on that. 

I'm so sick of this administration - from their pushback on Arizona to their own failure to secure the border; to Obama's party, party, party White House while the nation rots, the complete and total destruction of our country and the Constitution...; the way this administration has fought my own Governor at every turn on the oil spill management....I don't have to itemize all of it.  You know, because if you're reading this blog you're sick of it too. 

We try to blog about it, we try to write and tell people, but hell.  Is anybody listening?    According to Rasmussen today, 26% of the nation's voters "strongly approve" of the way Obama is doing his job.  WTF is up with that?  What's wrong with these people?  Did they just end up in the wrong country?  Hell! 

Maybe my subconscious is resting for the fall elections.  Because I am fairly certain that come November, the Democrats, no matter how they've ranted, raved, smeared and played demagogue, they'll know the power of the conservative voter.  Epic.

I'll round-up the week tomorrow.  Maybe next week I'll kick it back into gear.  Right now, I'm just pissed.



Tina said...

It's been a rough summer in the world of politics. I've written dozens of posts that I decided were too negative to see daylight. Save it up for October then we'll all make a push.

For now, enjoy the dog days lull, and write posts that make you happy, about the world as it can be. Enjoy today, it's the best time of all. :-)

10ksnooker said...

If we wish to save our Constitutional Republic, looks like we are going to have to do it.

Obi's Sister said...

Yeah, I've been down all July, too. Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the news.

Andy said...

Pat, I think what you're experiencing is pretty common amongst Bloggers these days.

I'd like to comment further, but I really don't know what to say. It would all sound like a platitude, so I'll just say, "When you write it, I'll read it."

But, if you don't have the "want to," then wait until you do. Appreciate you!

Lisa G in NZ said...

hi Pat,

OT but was wondering about the rumours warning "the whole sea floor is about to explode..."

any credence, debunked or are people/experts still wary down there?

cheers from NZ

RightinFlorida said...

Sorry you felt that way, but it seems you're right back in action, Pat. Keep going! I'm still in a slump, but I read you and hope to continue to do so. You are special.