This is not working out. I've only been blogging in between - and to avoid - doing my taxes, so neither job is getting my full attention and both are suffering, while my interior whining is only getting louder and more incessant. Have I ever told you how much I hate adding up columns of numbers, and actually looking at my balance sheet? I look forward to it like I did the chore of defrosting the frig (if you're old enough to remember the days before "frost-free").
Meanwhile, I am dying to join (and promote) the uproar over Obama's HHS rules:
You and I should be adding our voices to the uproar day and night, everywhere we can, but until I get this IRS monkey off my back, I simply cannot corral my thoughts into writing. What I really want to be doing is looking for those instances in which the Left went bonkers over the supposed "separation of church and state" when folks wanted to display the Ten Commandments in public or install a nativity creche on a courthouse lawn. Granted, the concept they were promoting was grounded in a misunderstanding of the Constitution, but even so... Where is it now?
Anyway, we'll have to talk about that later -- or you can go ahead without me. In the meantime, you might want to read Daniel Greenfield's latest - "The Economic Sabotage of the West." It's rather amusing.
.... While the left objects to the collectivism of the factory and the corporation, they are replacing it with a sonorous collectivism of the soul that pervades every aspect of society and demands total conformity. Instead of Charlie Chaplin caught in the gears of the great machine, we all find ourselves trapped by the demand that we all care about the same things, laugh and sneer at the same things, and buy the same things.
The left's moral consumerism elevates scarcity over plenty. It is hostile to mechanical organization that is not ideologically derived. Communism married the order of industry with ideological collectivization and the Nazis attempted to do the same thing. But the modern left only wants the ideology with no actual plan for how it will all work.
Its approach to the market is elitist. It would rather have a few expensive products, than a great many cheap products. It would rather have a few million government jobs, than a few hundred million real jobs.
Bookends added by Yours Truly. I thought it was a nice touch.