Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Mea Culpa

I have definitely decreased by blogging of late. I am too busy with work and kids to do much more than hit or miss writing. I do try to read the blogs in my blogroll on a regular basis. Maybe part of the problem is I don't have much to say.

The election went like I thought. The Democrats have no clue as to what this country is about. The more they move left the more they will lose. That's all I will say about that.

Iraq is, well, Iraq. The brouhaha about armor is silly. Anyone who knows anything about military technique (I am not saying I do) knows that you cannot have a light, mobile force and a heavily armored force. IEDs are deadly, but in the scheme of things not important. The marine killing the unarmed combatant. Well, good. As Clint Eastwood said, "he should have armed himself." If your are dumb enough to go at it with our military and fight using guerrilla tactics, do you really expect to be given any quarter? In my opinion, we have been pussyfooting around too much. Either fight the war to kill the terrorists (they are not insurgents), or bring the troops home. Political correctness has no place on a battlefield.

The other day the Pope asked everyone not to be materialistic this year during Christmas. I could not agree more. One cannot serve two masters. Either one loves God with his heart, body and soul or he does not. Stuff cannot love one back. However, I think it a little disingenuous that the man living in gilded box tells us not to be materialistic. The Vatican is nothing but materialism.

This time of year we celebrate Christmas, not Hanukkah (a lesser Jewish holiday) nor Kwanza (is that really a holiday?). If one does not believe in the Christ Mass, then one should not get that day off. Period. I have taken it upon myself to correct everyone that says, "Happy holidays." If you are someone that is offended because I said, "Merry Christmas," then you have the problem not me. I am getting tired of the PC doublespeak. George Orwell was onto something.

Anyway...I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!