I made first contact with Probative, an LDS blog run by a U of Texas law student. I'm pleased to note I scooped A Soft Answer, the primary B-nacle site for tracking new blogs. Probative's short link list has LDS sites, a gun site, and a vodka site. Hmm, he sure doesn't look like a redneck (scroll down main page for photos). And he has a cute kid, too. Is this the Bloggernacle's first Texas blogger?
Feeling chatty. I thought I'd get a second weekend of watching a hurricane lash trailer parks in Florida, but Ivan the Terrible veered west. On the other hand, I feel a palpable sense of relief now that the polls are showing a move toward Bush. It's Dukakis all over again. I think it was Kerry's post-service antiwar activism, not the swift boat statements, that hurt him, although I frankly don't know whether mainstream TV and print media covered that angle as carefully as my online sources (like who follows mainstream media anymore?).
Bush is a straight arrow, but no whiz kid. It's Cheney that really gives the present Administration its backbone, along with Colin Powell (never hurts to have a talented general around). It's encouraging to know there's a guy in the White House (Cheney) who will tell a namby-pamby Dem to "f*ck off" (within the shot of a mic) when they deserve it instead of "I'm so offended" or "no comment" or whatever stupid thing flustered politicians splutter out when they have to say something. Remember how the Iranians jerked Carter around but were afraid of Reagan? Kerry would be Carter II, paralyzed by dovish doubt. These aren't dovish times, folks. I think Cheney might have won the election on that choice quote alone--if he won't take crap from a Democrat, he sure won't take it from the bad guys. Let's hope he lasts four more years. Then we'll be ready for the battle of 2008: the Romney/Powell ticket, running against Clinton/Clinton (with Hillary on top).