Thank you to all who have expressed concern for my well being, told me that I have been missed, and so on. I truly appreciate the kindness I have been shown by all of you.
I am fine. Actually, I am feeling great. Of course I have been keeping up on the news, but I've been so busy that I quite simply have not had the energy or the ability to focus enough to organize my thoughts into a post.
I made a commitment to myself some time back, and I have been true to that commitment. Over the past couple of months I have been exercising regularly, and to date have lost about 20 pounds. I feel great about the effort I made, and I am enjoying the physical changes as well. I've tightened up my belt a couple of notches, and have been wearing some t-shirts that I haven't worn in a few years.
So... now the politics:
The following letter was written into a comment form at Moveon.org after learning that they had scrubbed all records of their "General Betray Us" advertisements.
Subject: What happened to General Betray Us???
Message: What happened to your articles, videos, advertisements, etc. describing General David Patraeus as "General Betray Us?" I find it fascinating that you have removed all trace of your organization's own history of slandering this great patriot.
Funny how suddenly you want nothing to do with your own position and opinion about the man, now that the man is working for your ideological pawn, Barack Hussein Obama.
Thank you so very much for holding such a double standard regarding this situation, and exemplifying such amazing hypocrisy. You truly are everything I believed you to be - a hack partisan organization that only has conviction for America's best interests when it suits your political agenda, which means you have no conviction for America's best interests whatsoever.
Phoenix, Arizona -
You know, Phoenix - that hotbed of "racism" where we actually expect the rule of law to be followed and expect our borders secured.