March 11, 2006

Though not a member of Pajamas Media, I am indeed wearing something akin to pajamas early this Saturday morning. The rabbits are up behind me – they get started at the rack of dawn – enjoying their piece of banana, and its gray and rainy outside, for a welcome change.

Our 142-day stretch without measurable rain came to crashing halt at 3:45 AM MST with thunder, lightning, and a deluge. (This, after a day of dust and wind that made you feel like taking a shower every time you went outside.) Since then, it’s been raining hard pretty much non-stop. Thank you, God! 🙂
Observation: It’s funny to see everyone’s watering systems firing away as usual in the middle of a rainy day. Out here, unless you’re in an unusual stretch of predicted wet weather, there’s really no point in turning them off.

My prediction is that we’re only weeks away from an Israeli military strike on Iran. My guess is they’ll be the ones to carry it out, perhaps with logistical and intelligence support from the West, though the recent harsh words from the Brits or the US should not be taken for granted, either. Buckle up your seat belts, America, we are in for a very rough stretch.

Just as I predicted a few days ago, our gas prices here have gone up 3-5 cents a gallon since then.

I’m on board completely with NRO Online’s TKS (always a good stop, by the way) about his being worried about the President, I am too, especially given the latest develoments on Iran. After two weeks stubbornly defending the Dubai ports deal, when even the most neophyte political observer could see this was going to be a loser politically for the White House, the Prez is not only in danger of losing valuable ground across the political spectrum, he risks losing important credibility with the American people. TKS has been arguing that popular opinion regarding the way the Muslims and the Middle East in general is viewed seems to be at a tipping point. I think savvy Republicans in Congress recognize this, and are increasingly taking bold stands on issues that differ from the White House on everything from spending, to illegal immigration, to drilling in ANWR. In the days and weeks ahead, where confrontation with Iran is an almost certainty, President Bush is going to need all the help and support he can get. Which makes the recent stumblings by the White House so difficult to understand.

Ankle Biting Pundits helped hatch the idea, now comes word that Republicans at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis want to focus on 2006, not 2008, and are rallying around the President. This seems both the right and proper move.

Gary Van Sickle seems to be coming around to my way of thinking on Tiger’s chances in the majors this year. I don’t see Tiger playing poorly, really, at any time this year – his game is just that good right now. The way I see it, the only way he loses a major this year is because of some fluky thing like someone catching lightning from a bottle and taking it from him.

One final note to our readers: as mentioned here, the Goodboys Nation weblog has always had a two-fold purpose, one for those of us “Goodboys” (of golf tournament fame), the other for me (and hopefully soon, others) who wish to use this as our humble little vehicle for general web-blogging. I have made recent changes that segregate the content of both these ideals, so you may notice from time to time a post that is password-protected. Don’t be alarmed – it’s not that we’re fleeing from the law, harboring illegal immigrants, or secretly working behind the scenes to take over operations of Michael Jackson’s Neverland, it’s just us not wanting to pollute the blogsphere with our mundane controversies and preparations for our golf tournament this year.

  1. On the immigration front, there was a rally in Chicago the other day, where supposedly 100,000 people came to protest the latest attempt by the federal government to crack down on illegal immigrants. They wanted “rights” for illegal immigrants.

    The majority of the protestors signs were written in Spanish.

    I’m sorry, but if you want the right to stay here and work here, you’d better make an attempt to learn the language of success in this country, and that is English. Otherwise, get your sorry butts back to your native country and stop dragging down ours.

    Comment by Dave Richard — March 11, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

  2. Oh, yeah. And if there were a bunch of illegal aliens marching in Chicago, why wasn’t there a gagggle of INS agents there at the same time saying, “I’ll take that one, and that one and . . .”?

    Comment by David Richard — March 11, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

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